I had no problem with him going away from what made him big (the soul samples and complex production). But if he was gonna do it I wanted him to do it well and I think he missed the mark slightly.
Like I mentioned earlier, the recorded version of Black Skinhead is much weaker than the live one. The distorted vocals and that staccato lo fi bass or w/e you wanna call it that was present on SNL make the song 10x better; it just has more OOMPH. Removing those two things practically neutered that track; the vocals sound way too clean.
There's a lot of other similar things about some tracks that bother me. The more stripped down the production is, the less margin for error there is with each element. From reading that interview with Rick Rubin it sounds like this was rushed at the end. Woulda rather had him delay it further and get the little things right but it is what it is.
EDIT: @ saying Indicud is better than this though. That was one of the most disappointing albums I've ever heard.