My thoughts is that it isn’t a “radical” departure at all, not even close.
As someone said upthread the horns have just been supplanted with wee glitch ambient electronics. NO bad thing.
I dislike Turtleneck so much it really hurts the album for me. Goddam.
But the rest is pretty good. More immediate than I was expecting, and the singles slot in perfectly. Seems like a good album as a whole I think. Still, might be a bit long innit.