"Pretty articulate description of a lot of the stuff from the 2nd half of his career IMO."
There's a pretty big dividing line between IE and his other later period stuff. FWWM, Lost Highway, and Mulholland Drive are tightly constructed walks in the park compared to IE. Regardless of how out there those movies are, they still had scripts which were written prior to filming, generally had collaborators helping shape Lynch's ideas, and the production process was mostly as a traditional film would usually be. Not the case with IE, which was basically just Lynch mostly working by himself without collaborators or a budget, and writing new pages of script on the fly every day without a goal as to what the final film would look like until he got enough footage to start editing. People can accuse Lynch of making up weird shit just for the hell of it but he doesn't really do that as often as he gets accused of, except for IE where he ACTUALLY did that for the entire film, and there is a definitely a huge difference.