If you haven't guessed it already, I'm talking about the 'Loudness Wars'.
And what are the Loudness Wars, and what does it have to do with Fall Out Boy you ask?
Basically, when a record goes in to be mixed, backround noises are eliminated and the volumes of certain intruments are changed. BUT, nowadays the volumes of all the instruments are being increased to the point of them sounding slurred together, and the entire song sounds loud the whole way through, rather than being softer in the verses and then louder in the chorus. This is what I like to call bad dynamic compression, and it is the fault of producers and mixers.
One would assume that if you enter the music industry and choose a career such as a producer or mixer,...[read more]