Easily one of my favorite Bright Eyes record. Every time i listen to it i wanna say it's my favorite, but for some reason there's something keeping it from being my absolute favorite. Even though nearly every song is new, catchy, and, well, odd. But it's a terrific album overall. Only a couple of 'okay' tracks. But Conor can really do no wrong.
I was expecting this to be really awesome and when I sat down to listen to it realized it was quite the opposite. Really the only good songs are Easy/Lucky/Free as you said and I like Hit the Switch (although I can see reasons to not like it) and I Believe in Symmetry. Nice review