So I finally got around to a second listen to the new album and I will say it did grow on me a bit. Not tremendously. I don't think it matches up with his best work but it is sometimes catchy - just not consistently so. I initially would have said 2.5/5 I would inch it up a bit to 3/5.
I did like the simplicity of some of the tracks like Tambourine and Blue Wonderful. Guilty Pleasure was fun too. I think I could get it to a 3.5 with another listen but I'll let you know in a few months