Eh, it's okay.
After the years of listening to Tri-State and Group Therapy, I am not happy with the way the album sounds.
Sure, artists are supposed to evolve, and I have no problems with artists leaving a genre to make music in another, as long as the new music is GOOD. But sadly, this isn't the case.
Why was this album a let-down? Well, first, I know that Richard Bedford was busy with his own music, so he couldn't record with Above & Beyond, but Alex Vargas just isn't as good as him.
Second, I don't like this new "trouse" sound. It seems like Above & Beyond & Andrew Bayer (the co-producer on this album) took everything that didn't work on Group Therapy and put it in here. I loved both Tri-State & Group Therapy because of their high-quality production and lyrical content. I am getting neither, except on Quieter Is Louder, We're All We Need, Blue Sky Action, Counting Down The Days, Hello, and Out of Time. I mean, on Sticky Fingers, Alex Vargas' lyrics are just awful, especially on Sticky Fingers: "Get your sticky fingers out of my head." See what I mean?
Finally, there are also a lot of downtempo songs on We Are All We Need. When used in the right places and right amounts, such as Only a Few Things on Group Therapy, then it works. However, when you have Little Something, Making Plans, Sink the Lighthouse, and Treasure, it gets very excessive.
Above & Beyond can do better than this. 2/5
Also, please don't review an album before it comes out. A lot of the top reviews are from before the album came out. I know you might like it a lot, but please wait before reviewing.