Filter had the intention on their Wind-Up Record debut going back to their harder sound that on Short Bus. But when listening to The Sun Comes Out Tonight it feels softer and more melodic than expected, even if it’s still a very edgy album. Think then that last album The Trouble with Angels is clearly harder and less radio-friendly with its dark theme.
Would say though that The Sun Comes Out Tonight has two faces. We get one part with typical Filter tracks like the hard, compact and industrial "What Do You Say" and "It's Got To Be Right Now" which really goes back to the roots. However, tracks like "It's Just You", "Surprise" and "First You Break It" is very radio friendly where the band has sneaked in some stylish pop influences.
The combination becomes very, very good and I think the band managed to release one of their best albums. The mix of styles is perfect, but above all, Richard Patrick and his men ha s written twelve strong tracks that is one of the best releases in 2013.