In my opinion its the best pop album in 5+ years.
It had been 5 maybe 10 years since I really liked a new pop band. I don't hate Maroon 5, but I don't like them either. Nickelback obviously blows and so does every band that sounds remotely like them. Beyonce is overrated imo. Rihanna is just okay. I've listened to very little Gaga and even less Katy Perry.
I won't go on and on, but the point is that after a long while where I was never really into a band/artist that definitely fell under the umbrella of "pop music", I heard Foster The People and loved them. And then heard Fun. and loved them as well.
So now I have two pop bands that I legitimately dig. This is neither good nor band, just interesting. Back in the 80s, the best music being put out was pop music by and large. That hasn't been the case for a while, but perhaps the pendulum could swing back in the other direction. Which is good in that there is little downside to the best music being put out being accessible rather than inaccessible. And I like pop music so long as it doesn't suck.