If you watch the old TGs, that type of review fit right in. I think he is just more relaxed now, and it makes all the difference.
After I watched his old TG stuff, I wondered if that was why he was reportedly hesitant about returning to the new version. Because it was mentioned something about him not really wanting to do it until they told him he could be himself. And what a difference it made. That other stuff just felt fake.
I actually liked that old review, apart from the weird smokey room segment. It's interesting that he really liked the S-type, considering both he and Jezza piled on the scorn in the new version of the show.