I distinctly remember hating the bird and worm cd as much as vulnerable, but then after it came the digital release of an album I can't think of the name of right now that was much better. Maybe it will happen again.
Shallow Believer, yeah it was good.
I really liked Vulnerable though, it seemed to have a bit of the spark that had gone missing... minus Hands and Faces. And the three music videos were horrible. This is out of nowhere, I hope to be pleasantly surprised. I think I enjoy them partly due to comparatively low expectations in regards to what they used to be. They're still a solid band in their own right.