I agree Canadanne. They fluffed around with EBW instead of just throwing it out there, sink or swim. Miracle was the wrong first choice, but it made a nice sound byte for the Apple launch so that was their reason for that (and thinking it'd be Vertigo 2.0). I just don't understand why they didn't push The Troubles when The Walking Dead featured it -- that was a huge failure by Oseary, who as manager should have been jumping all over the opportunity. California would have made a nice quick single, it's radio friendly, great hook.
At the end of the day, I just can't work out why. They obviously put a lot of work into shooting videos, photo shoots. Too comfortable and not fussed whether they got a hit or not? Self doubt? Did the Apple brouhaha throw them off? Who knows. All I know is The Troubles deserved better, California is a catchy song, and Sleep Like A Baby is their most musically interesting song since Pop. But for whatever reason, they went on stage with Apple like firecrackers, then got shy and fizzled out.
Too much umm-ing and ahh-ing.