I listen to way more than just DnB, so from outside the genre, it's a good album. But from my DnB fanatic point of view, and somebody who, like many many others, LOVED his earlier material...yeah, pretty much exactly what I was expecting. And it's a shame, too. Father, Cant You See is fucking awesome though, and I agree that it "feels" more like his sound than the majority of the tunes. Otherwise, not much on it I'll return for.
Earlier releases were defining and stood out. Lincoln used to be brilliant, but overtime and after going from using quality samps and remixing unheard acts he's moved to cliche acts, He's now set himself as average. He's aimed less at the dancefloor and more at kids who think they know non-pop music by whats listed on the bible of itunes. Not just a description of High Contrast, nor just Hospital Records, but a description of "liquid". When you had to trawl through a vinyl shop, the sound would have to stand out for you to buy. Now it just has to sound average on itunes and people buy it amongst swathes of shit. People used to go slightly dodgy clubs and hear a good tune accross 3 or 4 clubs and a buzz built up to the tunes you were listening to. Now people are too used to acting like a bunch of kids at a Glee club trying to touch their favourite DJ's and listen to that average song they got from itunes get dropped 30 seconds before another average song. Welcome to Hospitalworld