It's a great pop album. Unfortunately. I'm not completely sold on it. It sounds great all the way through from music to vocals. Even the lyrics are surprisingly better than I expected. But I'm not that into it yet. I'm sure a few more listens will do it though.
Even better than I expected! I have seen him twice this year in tiny venues and was not sure if the excitement of live performance would translate for ME on the record. It so did! I have such unfounded pride for his work here. Even if it isn't to your taste, you must at least give him props for his work!
If you get a chance to catch any youtube vids of his performances, do it. If nothing else, watching Matt Rubano have an absolute BLAST slappin' the bass next to him will make it worth it!