just like I figured it'd be; Kyp was never my favourite member for tvotr, I usually really disliked his songs, but I tried not to let that paint my opinion of this. Especially when I was shown give blood and adored it. Should have known; give blood's the bait track/single that misrepresents the album. Like love won't save you, the rest don't go anywhere, and that guitar tone he seems so fond of irks me. oh well.
It really doesn't though. Dear Science was pretty slick with very digitized beats and Rain Machine is a lot more organic sounding. Definitely not saying one is better than the other, but they are pretty damn different.
I don't know how to compare this to TV on the Radio, just 'cause it's so drastically different. So whether it's better or not, I can't say, but damn do I love it. It's so mellow and gorgeous and just absolutely incredible in so many ways.