great review Jeremy, you and I share a lot of the same opinions that I had over this record. Personal favorite track is Diamond Lightning. Agreed about the out of place lyrics on Heaven Is A Ghost Town.
Really like this album. Its not trying to be super different while not completely disregarding what the band is best at. The album is a good mix of OMNI and their previous works. I honestly hope people see this as the bridge album between those eras. I do think it was cool when they consistently pushed boundaries but their is something sensual about this album and while it may not go down as a classic it is very enjoyable and the sort of album for a long drive home with a significant other.