I mean, I enjoyed the album. I guess the lyrics just don't do it for me. The message is good and positive, which is a nice change of pace. I guess the few rants on the opening tracks about how much he hated certain people kinda gave me a bad taste and came off as a self-pity statement. That is where he lost my credibility at least (for whatever that is worth, ha). But yeah I can see where the "I'm not sad anymore" message could hit on major levels with people.
Thanks for not being a dick and respecting my opinion by the way haha.
Mm yeah I can see what you mean, it could get a bit jarring with all that. It never really bothered me; infact, I found it pretty funny because one of the lines in my last semester PERFECTLY describes a good friend of mine to the T! Honestly, I had the Upsides on my iPod for about a year before I "got" it if you get me haha, I always thought melrose diner was a pretty jarring, self-centred song because I consistently missed the one single line of redemption ("I know he's what you need"). When I gave it a proper listen it opened up a whole new perspective on it haha! Also yeah the self-pityish theme is something I found was there for a bit, but hey, the album's about the upsides after all. It's about him getting over that, and I guess that's why it never really sunk in too deep over in my camp.
Yeah no problem dude! Each to their own, no point getting uppity about people's music tastes. Everyone's different!