Agree, those two tracks are a letdown, but they are two OF 16. My verdict will come after I hear the other 14.
Putting it another way, thank goodness I didn't judge ABRAXAS by 'Mothers Daughter' and 'Hope You're Feeling Better', two tracks of which I've personally never been a fan. Thank goodness I didn't judge MILAGRO by 'Gypsy' and 'Your Touch'....I can go on and on.
If you want to judge over 80 minutes of music based on hearing 9 minutes, fine, do your thing. It takes me back to 1972 and Clive Davis rejecting an album, telling Carlos it was career suicide. Album was a little thing called CARAVANSERAI. We all gave it a chance and we know how that turned out.
I'm keeping an open mind. I will wait to hear the other 70+ minutes.