Well I knew it'd get a great review, as it's Thrice, and not well, a typically shitty band, but then most bands get great reviews here. I found it incredibly boring, increeeeeeedibly boring. Why they settled on this sound and not their original one we'll never know/consistently debate, but Jesus Christ, did they have to take all the fun out of their music?
I believe it's called "maturing as musicians and people". It astounds me how many people would prefer Thrice to make the same album with the same sound over and over again. I'll never understand it. I'd rather buy a different album every 2 years from my favorite bands.