Heard nothing but awful things about this, and from fans that have stuck by them since Around The Fur. Gave it a listen myself, and fell asleep after the first song. Seems rushed; wouldn't be surprised if they're trying to get out of their contract.
And yeah, the production is awful. The songs might hold up better live, but I'm not about to fork out near $50 to find out.
Literally the first negative comment I've heard/read about this album.