My only gripe is there might be too much production on some of the songs. Maybe go with a new producer next time, they've had the same dude for the last 3 albums.
Definitely. Or they should try to record as a real band, by going into the studio together for a month and actually cutting it together, instead of recording it all seperately in different places across the country as they do now. Try to get more a live sound that way, that has always been their strength anyway.