Well written review. I actually really like this album. I feel it has a darker mood to it than the first album. My favorite track is def Giving Up the Gun.
60% sounds about right for me since the album's nothing spectacular.
I agree, this album really doesn't have any lasting value for me either. It's solid in its ambition for creating quirky pop songs, but like you said, it just "doesn't stick". It's too bad they didn't make more tracks like "A-Punk". I really enjoy that tune.