Poppy lays bare a necessary reminder to reject conformity and encircle empowerment. Whereas I Disagree explores what is confining and liberating - the latter is the album's unequivocal focal point.
Fans CHON's previous work—as well as instrumental rock in a broader sense—will surely find plenty to enjoy about Chon. Just don't expect anything especially diverse or daring along the way.
Exploding with captivating melodies, genre-splicing resourcefulness, and remarkable cohesion, Automata II exemplifies what makes Between the Buried and Me so skillful, striving, and singular.