I like the new one a lot. It's definitely an improvement over his last, Working on a Dream, although that's not saying much. It's much more in the vein of Magic, perhaps Magic meets the Sessions Band.
Lyrically, however, I have to say I'm a bit disappointed. It's not that it's BAD, per se, but it's not quite at the level of what he's capable of. I'm willing to overlook it, though, because it's so interesting musically. "Easy Money," "Shackled and Drawn" and the aforementioned "Death to My Hometown" will be fun as hell live.