Wow. Okay. So this is the first album of Mark's I've actually been able to enjoy since Benji. Don't get me wrong, this still in no way measures up to even that album. It's way too long and there are still some pretty dumb and pointless lyrics in here, and "The Banjo Song" is basically insufferable.
But for once, the good outweighs the bad. Mark has toned down his more confrontational side and in doing that, we actually get some nice stories and memories from him. The guitar loops are quite lovely throughout the record as well, at some points still showing that proficiency that made Admiral Fell Promises such a joy to listen to. Mark is also singing more in general, which definitely works with the mellow vibe the album has.
On the whole, it works. And it's much more enjoyable than...really, anything Mark's put out from 2015 to now.