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Kicking off with a sample of dialogue from Sons of Anarchy is an apt touch, given the various snippets of crime-film and TV drama exchanges throughout. (Hearing Christopher Walken bust out some serenely threatening lines from Kill the Irishman is a nice touch, hearing a bit from Mad Men's “The Suitcase” a fun surprise.) The whole recording exudes a feeling of both media overload and increasing, unbearable tension leaking into the songs. A good example is “Another Day,” tackling confusion, frustration, fight or flight and being stuck in a cycle that seems escapable, all while delicate plucked tones dance around the mix.