i'm trying to put my finger on what it is exactly that i find cheesy. I think it's the way he repeats particular motifs multiple times in the album. I think it's cool when you do that once, but i thought he over did it a little. His lyrics are kind of corny, but then again they work well with the whole ms. leading story. The mix being less than desireable is pretty self explanitory. There's parts on the album where i think he just said "oh that'll do," where a producer would have gone "casey, don't be lazy, just do it over" or the same thing to some of the other musicians.
Don't get me wrong...i'm a huge fan, but you asked me to elaborate, so i did