I really wish I felt more optimistic about this record. Maybe I'm just too old. The Blue Album was the first CD I ever purchased. I loved it. I love Pinkerton as well. Even the Green Album is good for a straightforward power pop album. However, pretty much everything thereafter has been nearly unlistenable for me.
Pork and Beans, as horrible as the lyrics are, is about the closest thing they've done to recapturing old glory.