Their old material has proved awesome, as Mrs. Snilch Report will attest to. Really worth exploring. And Sex with an X was an excellent comeback.
This album, though... it sounds tired. It's not terrible, except in context. It's the curse of being so inventive and wildly all over the place as a youngster: your later output needs to be on that same level. And this just isn't.
There are great moments: "The Lonely LP" and "One Lost Year." But these are just moments, unfortunately.
The Vaselines - "The Lonely LP"
You certainly could do worse than listening to this album. But you could also do better, in listening to their back catalog.
CD Placement Rating: in terms of objective quality, I'd call this a CD Rack worthy album. In reality, I won't listen to it again, so for me personally it becomes Sell-back Pile 1.