The band is so good that the difference between their best and worst is relatively minimal. I'm worried this review will be taken as me not liking the album - I don't like it as much as most people but I still like it. Like I said, to me, it's my least favorite of one of my favorite band's discography.
It's not how much you like it that bugs me. Obviously no two people like a record the same way. But I just disagree with how you assess their other albums, the individual songs on this record, the band's strengths and weaknesses, etc. For example, I think "Son of Gun" is one of the best songs in their catalog, and don't find "Happy Anniversary" or "Boxelder" flawed at all, but one of the songs you single out as the best ("The Worst Is Yet to Come") is easily the weakest in my eyes, and the one that sounds the most like a B-side from earlier records. And you single out two lyrics, both on the witty end of the spectrum, and don't touch on how he balances that with devastating confessions. In fact, you dwell almost entirely on the superficial end (how poppy it is), but don't touch at all on how much darker the subject matter is. Etc.
None of this surprises me. You value certain aesthetics, especially those of pop-punk, that just don't resonate the same with me. And the aspects of pop music I treasure haven't seemed to be things that matter to you based on past reviews/comments. But expected or no, the fact that I disagree with a majority of the review is factual.