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No, this not a five star album.
on September 24, 2011
Their first record was a five star album, while the second and third one fall into that gray zone of three and four stars depending on the listener.
I found that there are many enjoyable songs and elements to this record, which is great to hear for I've enjoyed listening to the group since their debut in 2006. The group still has a lot of energy and can still compose an excellent dance song. However, those types of songs are not the focus of the group anymore, so one may not find they enjoy the lighter, poppier tracks of "Hits Me Like a Rock" and "Echo of Love".
Then again, those pop songs as well as songs like "You Could Have It All", "La Liberacion" and "Partners in Crime" add to the diversity of the band's palette. It's still a good album created by a fun, engaging group. I just don't think I will return to this one as often as the previous two and, therefore, can only give it three stars. Think of it as liking a good 3/5 of the album instead of the full 5/5 of their debut.