There are some really good tracks on this record, but it definitely isn't as consistent as the last.
Also, I think it's missing Matt a little bit. I know he reportedly wasn't part of the songwriting process, but he had amazing backing vocals that really added another level to songs like "Tonight Is Alive" and "Midnight Hour."
They didn't have Matt for Toxic Kids either, did they? Backing vocals there turned out just fine. But I mean, even if turns out to be a record with a some average tracks and a few stand-out ones I'll be a little bummed but its still better than nothing.