According to critics At War with the Mystics is a step backwards for the band, but considering how highly regarded their last handful of albums have been, that isn't necessarily the biggest insult.
Today I recieved the new Saves the Day record in the mail. It is superior to In Reverie entertainment wise, and there are a handful of tracks which are among their best yet, but it is very uneven. It's basically a big re-birth for the band, from the Weezer/Beatles/pop niche of In Reverie into a more accessible and far more enjoyable 'pop punk' sound. I'd be very interested to hear what their next album would sound like if they continued to explore this direction and trimmed some of the unecessary fat.