Cass McCombs is awesome. I've only given this album three spins today, so maybe I'm not the best person to write this review yet but I like Humor Risk.
Wit's End was incredible--it created this consistent mood where you felt like you were in a little universe of sad, soft paranoia. It hit on a lot of trademark Cass McCombs styles but was also a real evolution.
So far I'm not sure if I feel that Humor Risk has that same level of amazingness, but it's nice and varied and hits all sorts of high and lows. "Love Thine Enemy" might be a bit of a light way to start the album, but it's grown on me after a few listens. "Chimera" has that oppressiveness of Wit's End while "Robin Egg Blue" goes back to that earlier McCombs style.
It's definitely worth picking up--especially if you get it today at $3.99. That's a no-brainer.