Believe the bad reviews. I've listened to a couple of earlier cds by this band and felt, despite their influences doing it much better, they were still an okay listen. This cd, however, has about the most consistently uninspired "melodies" of any I've ever heard-- and trust me, it wasn't their intention. You can tell that with these tracks, they basically came up with some music and then tried to come up with the song melody for it, and coming up wayyyy short.
Textbook examples of uninspired songwriting. Skip it.
By the way, listening to it did inspire me, however. I've heard bad cds before, but this was the first to inspire me to take the time to sign up for a yahoo account and submit a bad review.