I particularly like that the stalker jokes are turned down, but the general vibe of crime has been turned up a tad. That was something that I was a little bummed about from the transition of the first demos/First Offense to the self-titled. I like the use of the synth on this album. I'm gonna have to give it some more spins.
I think there are maybe fewer stalker jokes, but they are more direct: "you're the one to blame" versus "I get every letter back return to sender," etc. But I'm down either way.
I had a theory that there was one song that got written first as potentially a straightforward song, but then when the crime/stalker vibes were noticed, they decided to make it a theme. It was fun trying to figure out which song had actual meaning beyond the metaphor. But by this album they're obviously sticking close to the theme.