You definitely make good points, but I mentioned that it isn't the lack of interesting elements, it's the poor use of them. I love Colors because I don't feel like the styles they're blending are forced, whereas on Bedlam I can hear lots of styles and no coherence. That's just me though.
And "Wax Simulacra" is a completely brilliant song, but evidence that the type of insanity they try to pull off is only tolerable in 2.5 minute doses.
Mortals are mortar and life is the fuse.