Blood grew on me, too. I still have a hard time ranking it in their discography. STS is still my favorite, and Blood feels like a successor to that, which I like. This may be controversial, but I feel like the album is not fully realized? Like, I feel if they spent more time hammering on this album, it would have been their best, but it's not quite there. Jade kills it, and I think it's some of his best work. Some of Davey's lyrics are stellar, but some areas don't work for me. I see where he was going with "distress" and "this dress" in Snow Cats, but a nagging part of me wonders if he liked one of those variations, and didn't find a way to flesh out the next part of the verse, which drags the song down. There are just small areas like that that feel like they bog down the album as a whole, whereas so many of their other albums are wonderfully sequenced.
Enough with the negative, I still listen to songs on this album daily. I love the Cure and Echo and the Bunnymen influences on Feed From the Floor. I love how raw and biting Dumb Kids and So Beneath You. Snow Cats wonderfully harks back to Silver and Cold, with a bit of queerness, which I love. She Speaks the Language gave me chills. I really enjoy the lyrics in Get Hurt. Hidden Knives feels like Crash Love sprung back to life for one more glorious gasp of air. There's not a single song on the album I don't like.