I think all the hype for this album is killing it. It isn't the album of the decade but it wasn't terrible either. Its a solid album and sounds exactly like I would expect an Animal Collective album to sound like.
I'm glad I never noticed how much hype this album has been getting since it leaked. Hopefully people aren't turned away from it just because of the amount of good/bad attention it's receiving. I personally think it's one of the better albums of the last couple years, and I hope anyone planning on checking it out do so without any preconceived notions.