i like it. there's some small hints of classic pumpkins sounds in here, and he doesn't sound like, for the most part, he's trying to force anything.. which is what at least zeitgeist, tear garden and monuments sounded like. monuments was terrible. the worst.
oceania i don't mind but i think it would have been better with jimmy on the boom booms.
first 2 tracks mandarin and archer are stand outs for me. but it does feel like it's missing that one end all be all mother fucker of a tune.