Don't feel same about new QOTSA. I think it's absolutely fantastic. I hated it at first but it grew on me a ton. Obviously it's not a real heavy album but I think they've written some of their catchiest songs in their career. It's an easy lock to make my top 10.
But I get why others may not like it. Especially if you are a fan of their early stuff or Songs For the Dead. This album is not like any of them but to me I don't think it's a bad thing.