My copy arrived today and having given it it's first spin I don't think its a patch on 2.
I'm hoping it will grow on me as I was looking forward to this so much, but at the minute it's a huge disapointment.
For the record I didn't like 1 either, so I'm beginning to think BCC ain't for me.
Having posted this a week or so ago, and now having listened to it more, I've got to say it has grown on me. I still prefer 2, but this one is also a real gem.
(note to self, listen to albums before making rash judgements)