How can it be bland when I just spent 1,300 words laying out the musical and thematic nuances? I'd take this comment more as laziness on your part as a listener and an eagerness to make a snap judgment than as any reflection of the band or the record.
If you're going to keep commenting on my stuff, you had better come in with better fuel than what I've seen so far.
I'm fine if you like it, I just think it wasn't interesting at all. And yes I do have pre-bias, but I was going to have that anyways no matter what. No one thinks "wow their last few albums were awful, but I just know the new one will be amazing!!!"
Besides, it's not like I've never been surprised by a band (All Time Low for example, sure the new song wasn't great, but it wasn't awful. Who ever would have guessed that?)