Sure it does.
Not many people can comprehend what Linkin Park did on their new album.. not even the reviewer. With that being said, it's easy to compare this album to their previous and say "Well shit, this sucks." It's much deeper than that though. Not many people can tell the difference between and awkward sounding record and pure musical creativity. I believe the comparisons from LP New to LP Old is truly blinding most people when they listen to the record for the first time. I'd put it up in the high 70's-very low 80's area.
This Brandon Flowers album is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous, however.