This album is completely different than what he has done in the past. I have been a hardcore fan since the beginning. This is the first time I have heard a drastic departure from what I know as Washed Out. I couldn't stand it the first time I listened, but it did grow on me after 3-4 times through. With that said, I still prefer the older more simple sound rather than more layers of sound on top of another. His music always relieved me of my anxiety and I won't be able to use this album for that as much because some of it makes me nervous. I'm glad to see Earnest go for a different way to find new sounds and that gives me hope for the future that he will change again for the better. In the end I have to keep listening. It's Washed Out.