[His] most consistently entertaining album since 1999's 69 Love Songs. [Dec 2006, p.96]
The Tragic Treasury may be Merritt's most consistent album since 2000's remarkable 69 Love Songs - it's packed with fantastic melodies and mordant lyrical wit.
What's surprising is that The Tragic Treasury turns out to be the most consistently enjoyable record Merritt has released this century.
It's both Gothic and arch, meaningless and amusing. [Nov 2006, p.110]