This is why solo albums were created. This does not play to what I perceive as their strength or sound; it's fine, just not as good as either of their last two albums. That being said, if I had to give a one-word review, it would be "tepid."
What's most disturbing here is that since 2006's breakthrough Canavas, the Silversun Pickups are beginning to show signs of an Interpol post-Turn on the Bright Lights fall into less interesting music. Let's hope the next one is back on track; otherwise, I'll wait on other reviews before plunging back in.
Verdict: Sell-back pile 1.