I am listening to this for a second time now and I'm not exactly sure what to think. It will grow on me. For starters, I actually did like The High End of Low and it seemed during that time most people did as well, but who am? Born Villain definitely keeps its interest....great hooks, lyrics that aren't so focused on the women in his life, and experimental. However, it seemed to kind of lose its touch and become almost "boring" half way through before picking back up. Again, this is only after one listen.
Some of my favorites so far:
Hey, Cruel World
Murderers are Getting Prettier Every Day
Overneath The Path of Misery
Totally could do without ANOTHER cover song. I am definitely getting this off of iTunes tomorrow when available in the U.S.