I'd rather hear actual songs that I know will be quality then them being "experimental" like on NYCG&F or the Silver Sessions. IMO those albums lack actual songs, actual melodies, actual hooks. Are they unique records? Yes. But that doesn't make them good, IMO.
It's all subjective though, really. A lot of people hate Rather Ripped for how simple it is. I'd much rather listen to Rather Ripped because it actually has songs, riffs, etc than The Silver Sessions which is just a bunch of feedback any band can make. It all depends on which side of the band you like.