When the Let it Happen got released early and it was available for free (!!) things seemed to be perfect. An 8-minute song that sounded like Tame Impala and still showed a personal development.
Interscope Records (part of Universal) made the album into a double vinyl LP, making it not only very expensive but also incredibly annoying for those of us who are not particularly fond of turning your record over every 5 minutes.
The sound of it was something you had to really get used to. This new sound, which kind of reminded me of a spaced out spin on 80s pop music elements, definitely appealed to me and many others. Some people, however, hated it. A lot. One could go into that lengthy “does a band have to have a specific sound” discussion right now, but I don’t really have the time or the patience for that.