Finally got around to this (both Klapper's review and the album itself). On first listen, I actually liked the second half of this album a good deal more than the first. Will have to give it another go though.
while the album as a whole might not seem as a grandoise as oracular spectacular it shows restraint. This allows songs to develope at a natural pace. Congratulations exhibits this trait particularly with its synth lines that tease the entire length of the song before leading the song to a satisfying conclusion. Definitely an underated album.