there was no poppiness on In Love And Death and Lies For The Liars? ILAD had the most poppiness of any of their albums in my opinion. I love that album, I'm just saying lol.
I know what you mean and you're right. It's the Matt Squire production. The Used's records aren't really meant to be that way, where as, you know, A Fever You Can't Sweat out wouldn't have been the same without it. Just wasn't fitting to The Used's typical sound. And even that in itself has been dictated mostly by John Feldmann's production.