A few short points about the album:
-The style is real folksy for the most part. Every part is somewhat framed around the acoustic guitar. Many parts feel kind of empty, as if the other band members didn't know what to do in this new setting.
-The production by Danielson is somewhat noticeable and adds a nice flair to the album. I think the songs would be even emptier without his backing choruses and wanky guitar/keyboard.
-The worst song on the album is "Bullet to Binary Pt. 2," which is a shame since that is the one most people will be looking forward to. It sounds very empty, mainly. The second worse track is the closer, "Allah, Allah, Allah," which sounds like a vacation bible school song, complete with Aaron yelling, "Bring it back now, one more time!"
-The lyrics are still great, with Aaron taking his "farm" imagery to another level. He must've had his Farmer's Almanac to come up with all the fruits, vegetables, and animals he mentions.
-Strong songs are "Timothy Hay," "every thought, a thought of You," and "the King Beetle on the Coconut Estate"
7/10? maybe a 6/10. worth a listen, but maybe not a buy unless you're a big fan (like me).