The band spent time between this and their previous album - Join the Dots - absorbing influences and carefully considering how it would impact the music they make and the music they want to make. Clear Shot is more thoughtful, slower and ultimately achieves an altogether higher level of artistry than before. Whereas the previous albums had an underlying menace and a chugging drive, Clear Shot is kaleidoscopic, much more dynamic in its scope. Definitely way less straightforward and requires more attention, but on the third or fourth listen there are tones and themes going on that really are a treat.
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