Over the last half-decade or so, Band of Horses have gathered a fanbase through plucking reverb guitars and laying down epic breakdowns on songs like "Funeral" and "No One's Gonna Love You," and more recently through string-laden midtempo rock like Infinite Arms'
"Factory." They've established a sound that's pleasingly predictable -- tight and well-composed rock 'n' roll. Which makes their fourth full-length album, Mirage Rock
, a little confusing. Because who knew that Band of Horses could sound so much like John Cougar Mellencamp?