I couldn't stand by and see this album with a one star rating. Not only is that wrong, but it's offensive too. I also saw them at ATP, and it was a fantastic performance. There are definitely elements of drone in the songs, but don't let this put you off, it's more the laid back drone qualities associated with shoe-gaze bands of the nineties. There are also the feedback drenched soundscapes offered up by Sonic Youth. These are pretty bad likenesses I am aware, and in no way are they just a copy of the mentioned bands, but you can get a good idea from the comparison.
There are some quality gems on this album; Turnstile Blues slow build until it explodes with a mass of feedback before leading into a Flaming Lips-esque riff. Eugene's dreamy vocals so reminiscent of Thurston Moore or even Sean Lennon. Carla's sweet voice is just...well it's just sweet.
The playing on this album is so incredibly tight I can't fault it, the guitars are fantastic, the drumming is sublime. I can always come back to this album and it always seems fresh, it's just a beautiful album.