This is a good album. If you're a fan of Pete Yorn, then you probably thought that 'Music for the morning after' was unbelievably good; this isn't quite on the same level. But that's not to detract from the album: this is a strong record.
It requires quite a few listens to fully appreciate a lot of the material on here. That said, 'Come Back Home' and 'Crystal Village' are instantly likeable, great intro songs (and his vocal range is more adventurous than usual!). 'Carlos' and Burrito', although not the best rock songs ever written, are nowhere near as poor as some critics have claimed, and the two songs are probably a lot of fun when played to a live crowd. They also add to the variety of moods on the album. Personally, I love 'All at once': it has really powerful emotional content and something very soothing.
So the album is good. There are a variety of styles, but each style is distinctively 'Yornian'. If you like Pete Yorn's first album, you will like this one too.
Long live Pete Yorn!