I definitely agree. YFIIP is still my favourite, but just because this album is so much different doesn't mean it isn't brilliant as well. Anyone who dismisses this album is making a mistake. I also don't understand how Sentimental Xs has so few plays. That song has a fantastic build with a worthwhile payoff.
I can understand how people wouldn't find this to be a great album or on par with YFIIP, BSS or even FGL but Forgiveness Rock Record is one of those pieces of art that where you'd be better off not letting the previous albums effect how you feel about this one.
It is a masterpiece and really, I can't think of another band that always hits the mark that set out for themselves so well. One of my top 5 favorite albums ever.