SLC HEAD said:
I feel like PUTS has come full circle and this album has a flavor of all their past albums within it.
That's actually exactly what I meant when I said 12SP was like a greatest hits album of all new material (maybe I should't have used the words "greatest hits" cause I should've known that has a negative connotation among true music heads), and I completely agree that the album conceptually stands on it's own.
I think that 12SP incorporates everything that is great about their past work (LA nights/SF Knights, Acid Raindrops/Umbrellas, ... etc) while transcending it at the same time. (This explanation probably isn't any clearer, but whatever. I just think the album is fantastic)