I was surprised by Magic Whip as well, one of the rare reunion/comeback album that just slots in with the rest of the catalogue like there was no gap.
I saw them do a festival show around the time it came out, and when "I Thought I Was A Spaceman" came on (a song I really like) pretty much the entire audience tuned out and started loudly chatting to one another.
Indie Cindy is not such a comeback album, but does have some quite good songs on it. The whole way that album came out, with no bassist and the EPs and belated album release with no new tracks, left a bad taste in the mouth. The mid-00's was the time for a new Pixies album if they were going to do it, they left it all too late.
Incidentally after rattling through the 80's and 90's dreck, my McCartney journey just brought me to Driving Rain, an album I at least partly heard when it came out.
For an album that strives to be as classic rock traditionalist as possible in terms of production and arrangements, nowadays it comes across as a total 00's time capsule in a lot of ways.
It's 67 minutes and 16 tracks long for no reason, it's pro-tools sterile with no feeling of human beings playing in a room at all, the boring drums are mixed about five times louder than every other instrument, it has lots of songs dedicated to beloved national treasure Heather Mills, and the bonus track is the NeoCon anthem "Freedom". A horrendous experience!