This is my take. Paul made his voice work. While sometimes, it appears to do what it had in the past (“Dominoes”, “Get Started”), it’s not the same voice. Claiming otherwise, somewhat minimizes how great Paul’s voice was in earlier years. Vocals like “Wanderlust” or “The Back Seat Of My Car” are amazing achievements, and unique performances. Those days are gone. The voice isn’t the same. That’s okay, if perhaps sad. Nonetheless, Egypt Station works as a whole. The vocals are good enough to be effective and the entire thing sounds right.