I respect Seven Lions. I don't listen to all of their tracks, and I'm not a huge fan of them. But I can tell you one thing, that song Still With Me (Seven Lions Remix) is amazing. I can't stop listening to it!
Yep, I can listen to Isis and Tyven everyday and still learn new things about his overall sound
Edit: Seriously though check out the Polarized EP and decide for yourself... Imo he went downhill and picked a very specific commercial sound after that EP. No, it does not have to do with the fact that he released on OWSLA, trust.
When I first heard Seven Lions a few months ago I was really liking the sound, however, the more I listened to it I started to notice some things. They employ a lot of really rich sounding textures and have nice vocals which is great, but most of their tracks follow the same structure and they tend to use a bit too much compression which drowns out the the mix. I still listen to them every once in a while.
He has veryyyyy good productions I believe. Some of his sounds yes a bit repetitive I agree but he has pretty much fused trance and dubstep together like I haven't seen done before so i give him major props for that lol.