Seeing as this is the band’s first album since the death of bassist Gerard Smith and their bitter parting with the Interscope label, one would not expect Seeds to be as upbeat or as, dare we say, catchy, as it ultimately is. Could album number five be TVOTR’s decisive foray into the mainstream? Who cares? The important thing is, one of the very few righteous denizens of the musically bankrupt but incredibly hyped Williamsburg music scene of the ‘00s, has returned with a collection of songs that underlines why they mattered then and continue to do so now. The Album of the Year category just got a tad more crowded. Welcome back, gentlemen.