If we accept the common argument that SA's music has been in decline since iaRb, I'd say that applies twofold to Cursive and Ugly Organ. Happy Hollow was pretty good, but their last album was just lifeless, and from what I've heard of the upcoming one it has none of what drew me to the band in the past.
That said, in reference to these Say Anything clips, I listened to the 1:30 iTunes ones and am trying hard to stave off disappointment. Besides the ones I've heard already (Burn a Miracle, Say Anything, Admit It Again,) only one or two sound appealing. I hope spending some times with the whole songs changes my opinion. Max has released albums that have disappointed me relative to his earlier work, but certainly never what I'd call a bad album.