The distinction between liking and not liking something can often be razor-thin. With minimal changes, the Thomas Function could be in the same camp as the Starvations or the Pine Hill Haints for me: passionate, hearty rootsy rock (but with electronic keyboards in the mix). But there’s something I can’t put my finger on that makes me ambivalent to this band, that, by all rights, I’m preconditioned to liking and many people dig. Personal taste can be a curious animal, and even with repeated listens over a couple of months, nothing budged them into either the distinctly “good” or “bad” category. Huh.