As much as I appreciate this band's recordings, you will never quite get RRA until you see them up close and personal in an intimate club setting. I saw them at the tiny Mercury Lounge in New York City and it was a memorable experience.
We will only get 30 good songs from this band because of how shitty the infrastructure is in the record industry. They don't pay artists to write songs as much as they pay them to perform them. Sure, that means we get to see them every year and a half if we want to pay, but the prices are gouged and there aren't any new songs.
Back when albums were cheap and plentiful, The Beatles would do ten albums in ten years. Bob Dylan has more good songs than most people will ever try to find.
Meanwhile, Radiohead only did two-and-a-half good albums in their whole career. Weezer's music fell off after they sold out on their third album. Coldplay and The Strokes debut albums are bombshells, but they can't even write their own style with the New York Elitist bullshit staining them. As such, bands like The Silversun Pickups, The Black Keys, and Vampire Weekend are already passed their prime trying to get another hit out.
They'll be 30 years old by their third album. Hopefully it's still good.