They deliberately let their darker side out in this album; previous releases have been more laid-back and/or party-orieted. There's a moodiness that comes through overall; there seems to be some hurt and anger behind some of this stuff. It's not my usual flavor, but it's well-done stuff.
There are a lot of collaborative bits on here, as they work with other musicians, most notably Brian Ferry, who has done a lot of neat collaborations over the years. As a result, the sound varies quite a bit over the album, as it does on their other albums. Even though it was the disk I hesitated most about buying, I'm happy I did, and it seems to have grown on me well.