Lovely lyrics with a weak repetitive sound

This band has something that the rock industry has needed. I don’t what it is exactly, but it is in the sound. The music of the Thermals catches a listener’s attention immediately and holds them there for the whole song. The first time you listen, you’ll be impressed, even on the second and third time. But once you hit the fourth song, there is a noticeable repetition in the sound that begins to dull the listening experience slightly.
This repetitive style is a shame, because even if many of the edgy guitar riffs and vocals sound similar, the words are all unique and the lyrics make the music very beautiful when one takes the time to listen. The Thermals have a lot to look forward to if their music keeps developing along this path.