This album is a grower. I like it just as much as Furr now. Is it as immediate as Furr? No. Is it as catchy as Furr? Certainly not. But it is, in my opinion, more of a cohesive album than Furr. Furr is a collection of terrific songs but it's not a great album as a whole. They cram the first 7 catchy songs at the beginning and the album suffers from it at the end. Very good review based on what was likely a few listens. I felt the same way. Give it a few listens more and you'll find what you likely missed the first listens.
I don't doubt this. It's fascinating what time and exposure do for people's tastes. I think of how often I hear people say things like, "After hearing that Katy Perry song so many times, I'm actually starting to like it." And there's also, "I used to love 'Sweet Disposition', but I'm fuckin' sick of it now." Whenever I'm reviewing something, I make a point not to over-listen, because I don't want either of those to happen.