In defense of that, though, this latest album is de facto pretty similar to that of the singles on the radio. That's evident in the fact that their arrangements aren't nearly as eccentric as their older stuff in the context of when they were released. In fact, even the mastering is similar to how the mainstream pop music is mastered.
Really, while DEVO is amazing, in this record, what they're doing the same thing that every other pop artist is doing, except DEVO is catering to an alternative, more cynical audience. It's still in line with DEVO's ethics, but it's all about the context. This is the band that allowed Disney to butcher their songs and have children cover them, mind you. Now, what makes those songs meaningful has to be the context of them, which makes the Disney covers ironic and in-line with DEVOlution, though they aren't meaningful.
Nothing to be proud of. This is still muzak.