I think the reason Blake wrote the review like this is we all know this album is great. There's no need to write about what we already know, he focused more on his opinion of what the album actually means. I loved the review as well as the album. It's not that serious, this is AbsolutePunk not New York Times.
AP.net reviews are more reliable than pretty much most mainstream publications out there. I mean when Rolling Stone gives the jonas brothers 5 stars and the best thrice album 2.5, you know there's something wrong. Plus instead of actually reviewing music, all they try to do is be snarky.