I know this band is never going to be a Led Zeppelin or Radiohead or Tool, but I don't think they ever intended to be. If you like your rock complex and sophisticated, you probably won't get much out of this album, or this band for that matter. On the other hand, if you like something predictable that you can sing on the first listen and tracks that are straight forward, I would suggest checking out this CD.
When I listen to this band, I hear a Nirvana cover band that doesn't play Nirvana songs. When you listen to this you can ALMOST hear how Kurt Cobain might have sung it had he still been alive.
That being said, I really, truly love this album. It may not ever be as commercially successful as their first album, but in my opinion, it shows how much the band has grown musically and lyrically since then. While I am sure that "Come Clean" will always be their album that put them on the map, I believe that this album really is superior musically. Sure, it doesn't have the edgy sexuality of the first one (see "Control" from Come Clean), but it is an album I can put on while I'm on a drive and not feel compelled to skip songs and sometimes that's all you need.
The songs don't sound like extended "artsy" jam sessions or a loud "turn the amps up to 11" monster mash, they are more like musical thoughts that change every three minutes but come from the same stream of consciousness. The instruments and vocals sound clean, the lyrics aren't complicated and you can easily drift in and out of listening to this album and not feel like you missed a whole lot.
While I wouldn't put this album on at a family dinner, I would put it on for a drive of over 20 minutes. All in all, I think some people are expecting something more out of this band than the band expects out of themselves. In 20 years, probably no one will know who they were, but for now, they are making their musical statement and I believe that statement is "We know what works and we're o.k. with that." They don't come off as rock stars, just a group of musicians trying to make a living and if you go into the album with that mindset, it becomes a beautiful peace of work.