It's hard not to like Gomez. After whipping off six albums in the last eight years, they've quietly evolved into an up-tempo, grand-sounding band. They easily incorporate traditional folk elements like Nick Drake with contemporary indie rock and cinematic string arrangements that often soar above many of their songs' humble openings. Title track How We Operate suggests the mood and tone of Spiritualized, while Girlshapedovedrug is peppy, stomping pop. Singer Tom Gray's voice is full of gravel and feeling, while the rest of the band matches his presence.