I really loved Scratchcard Lanyard, especially with that brilliant video, but honestly, I had my doubts at first, not being sure how this band would be able to hold up over a whole album, with the deadpan style that kind of felt like a novelty at first that could wear out quickly. But it works for me and it seems to have the replay value. I like Florence's dry, sarcastic words and they have their own melodies, building up a tension and implying a hidden anger but never letting it out. The guitars are also nice and inventive to keep up my attention, and with that cool rhythm section the album has a consistent flow. The music in general reminds me of late-era Sonic Youth, especially the album Sonic Nurse, one of my favourites by them. I know that this year has other spoken word post-punk releases that seem to be more popular, innovative or experimental, but I can maintain a stronger connection with this one somehow. I'm still not sure how this band and this style will improve in the future, but in this debut's case, at 40 minutes, this is fairly enjoyable to me.