you can't let personal opinion of the band members themselves affect your opinion of the art they put out. I'm sure they're great guys. Cool dudes. I can sympathize with their struggles. i can feel bad for them. whatever. doesn't change a medicore album into something better. It doesn't merit cutting their new album review a break.
Put your feelings for the band itself aside and just judge the art. it's a review of the album, not the band. If it's bad, it's bad.
thanks for the honest review. But I'd like to see it in its original state.
just saying don't let feelings get in the way of your evaluation. it waters down your objectivity to be even more subjective if you know what i mean. just look at it as an album. i don't care if they're the nicest guys in the world. it's an album review. can't feel guilty about your evaluation.
just my advice. you're a good writer.