I don't know how I ended up missing Daddy Issues's debut release, but this was on a lot of "anticipated" lists in the spring and so I took a flyer on it. To this day, it's been in constant rotation for me, and there are so many great songs that I can't even pick a favorite. "In Your Head" is an amazing jilted lover tale, the title track addicting as anything that came out this week, and their cover of Don Henley's "The Boys of Summer" is equal parts reverent and unique. It has stark instrumentation while giving a full feel thanks to some great production, and the songwriting is top-notch. One of the great listens of the year, for sure.
Songs of Note: "Deep Dream," "In Your Head," "The Boys of Summer"