The Cold War Kids sophomore album, Loyalty to Loyalty came out a week ago today and frankly, left something to be desired. Of course, I’m being picky, as I hold Robbers and Cowards in high regard (were MMR to have existed at it’s release, it would have merited a 7 in my book), so I’m probably not the most fair to write about this. But Loyalty just seemed to be an effort that too much thought was put into with many tolerable tracks, but only two truly standout tracks (Something Is Not Right With Me and Every Valley Is Not A Lake). This album has the ability to grow on me, and I know it will, but for some, this will definitely put them off of the Fullerton, Ca. based crew until something else comes along. So here’s to hoping for a quick recording turnaround for Nathan, Matt, Matt, and Jonnie. As far as a rating I’ll give this one a 5, with potential to be a 5.5.