Way underrated. I love the way they incorporate piano into this style of music. It almost reminds me of the way Bear vs. Shark do it, but it's a lot more prominent in Claire De Lune. I don't know why more bands that play this type of music don't do it. And I agree with a lot of posters below that Marionettes is a lot better than Assisted Living, but both albums are really good. Sometimes I'm just in the mood to listen to Assisted Living instead.
I'd agree it's not as good as the first, but it's still a good album. I listen to it a lot but it hasn't become the soundtrack of my dreams. You know it's good when you wake up with it playing in your head.
I did not hear their first album. I think Assisted Living is a pretty good album. Some weaker songs but overall I really like it. Killjoy and Airplanes are indeed the best songs. I also like the instrumental one and Shadow Companion.
I don't know about everyone else, but I'm really disappointed with what I've heard from Assisted Living. With the exception of Killjoy and Airplanes. The mood is missing, and that's what made the first album so cool to me.