Half the songs on this album are RBF at their best, and the other half are them at their worst. Overall, as a big fan of theirs, I'm happy, but I can see why some people wouldn't be overly enthused by this.
I file them under the same category as Smash Mouth, Sugarcult, Hoobastank, 3 Doors Down, Bush, House of Pain, Matchbox 20, and some other bands.. a few songs are worth having on your iPod, but there's no way you need a discography.
Fun band to see live, though, and you're guaranteed to hear only their best songs.
Anyone who thinks all RBF songs sound the same need to listen to their back catalogue a little more closely. There are plenty of songs on Cheer Up and We're Not Happy... that were complete curve balls for the band.
I remember after they announced they were recording a new album they posted something on facebook saying they can't wait to hear everyone yell play your new songs at concerts. Their sense of humor is great. With that being said, this record is awesome. I don't know what other people were expecting it's the same RBF that everyone loves; it's unbelievably catchy and brings a smile to your face.