I already pre-ordered this album, I'm really hoping this doesn't turn out to be a disappointment. (I haven't heard any of the songs when I pre-ordered, I wanted to be surprised.) This review doesn't help my worries.
Besides that, fantastic review. Well written.
It's not a major letdown by any stretch. There are some incredible songs on this record. The disappointment is only slight. I assure you, you will enjoy this record. It can be exhausting though.