Building off the precedent set by their previous LP, Priests are back with fireworks of noise and arresting melody. If Nothing Feels Natural felt like an album-length ode to possibility, then The Seduction of Kansas exists within the adventurous world its predecessor pried open. If Nothing was the reach and conviction of a band pushing beyond itself, willing itself into existence on its own terms, then Kansas stands boldly in the self-possessed space it carved. Its 10 pop songs are like short stories told from uncanny perspectives, full of fire and camp. They make up Priestsǃˆ_—____Î_¨ï most immediate and musically cohesive record, a bracing leap forward in a catalog full of them.