100% agree, and I really rate the other 3 albums (Sound of Silver would be in my top 20 of the 2000s)
Maybe just reading too much into his statement after all the reunion tour criticism but it just sounds a bit tired* - an album that they felt like they had to make rather than one they wanted to make. Didn’t they only play 3 tracks off it at the shows at the time of release?
*except for the title track, which sounds a little woozy but in the best possible way. One of their top 10 tracks for sure