Have been listening to the album all week. The more I listen, the more it's sounding like a female-fronted Hurts album, which could explain why I like it so much.
I know the Calvin Harris track is pretty low-rent but I do like it. After the relative seriousness and intensity of the rest of the album, I sort of see I Need Your Love as the point at which Ellie says "Phew, time to relax and have a dance now." and the next few bonus tracks on the deluxe feel a bit like that too. It's like a deliberate shift in tone, which works for me.
I like how the album has very subtle dance influences - even down to the squeaky vocals in Only You, a common thing in dubstep.
I need to buy Bright Lights now. I'm not familiar with ANY of the previous singles bar Your Song - how similar is the album to Halcyon? I know I could just listen to samples, but I'm interested how fans compare the two.