I think it's their best album in years, though some of the songs can get really drilled into one's brain in that kind of " I can't sleep for all the mournful choruses echoing in my head" kind of way.
It has a distinctly 1997 vibe to it, which is okay with me. Probably my favorite record of the year so far. Almost made a thread about it even. Then decided there was no point.
Hope to add them to my 2013 concert calendar, as I haven't seen them since 2003.