Lifetime Guarantee: Thoughts, anyone?

I just received my copy of this cd in the mail today (the Magic Records version, not the one that Vivid Sound reissued). I'm not sure what others think, but I really like the album (a definite favorite thus far is I'm Gone, as I especially enjoy the progressions in the beginning of the chorus). Its much different sounding than any other album that he has done, as far as I know, and it is quite an interesting difference. Personally, though it is a bit premature to formulate a well-rounded opinion, I think that this is one of his best albums.

However, I must ask, does anyone else's cd copy of it have a lot of audible distortion in it (as if it were taken from a worn record)?

Also, what do others think of this album?