SafetySuit’s Life Left to Go will forever be one of my favorite albums from one of my favorite bands. I was discovering a great sound for the first time and I’ll always remain thoroughly impressed by each member’s talents uniquely and what they bring to each other collectively. A great record was toured on meticulously and after seeing them live, my adulation of this band was reaffirmed. Going into the sophomore album, These Times I knew two things. I knew that this record was going to be different from the last one because it’s a natural thing to happen. I also knew that this record would lean heavier away from the true alternative sound and embrace a lot of pop after “Stay” had such a huge impact at radio the last time out. Both of those things happened. “These Times” is a pop record, there’s no doubt about it. The good news is that it’s a great pop record.