I agree with 21CB, it has a few solid tracks on it, but just didn't resonate for me. I get the feeling that at least for one or two of these albums that they're not going for the rock-opera stuff. Nothing they've played lately has suggested that's what they're leaning towards, outside of Billie Joe's quote, which just sounds like Billie Joe.
Yeah that's true. I just kind of assumed, I guess. I see the word "epic" and my brain just immediately thinks "big ambitious rock opera album". But yeah I'm still interested in how this album turns out. If nothing else I'll probably be able to just take a number of the best songs from each album and condense it into one on my iPod, haha.
edit - lol @ comment above. I actually love the bridge for that very reason.