Well, it could enable him to cultivate some goodwill before trying again.
In a way, it is astonishing his comments and interviews lost him that much goodwill, apparently, cause the album is very good, musically and not at all that political as many reviewers seem to imply just because of his statements and comments in interviews.
Don’t know for sure but if the album came more or less out of the blue (without the media exposure before release) it might have much more appreciation and goodwill.
I know it doesn’t work that way.
But this is Moz.