I agree, that or he does it to hype the album the more... But that doesnt even make sense because it leaked so early... Idk I was a little harsh in that last post but I think this album was doomed from the beginning with the leak and the comparisons to is a real boy...
I hate when bands do this. It sets the expectations too high and they set themselves up for a let down. I can think of countless records that were compared to previous work that let me down. Also it gives the listener pre conceived thoughts of how its going to sound and when it doesn't sound like that, even if its good, its a let down and hurts the listeners ability to form their own opinion.
Agreed, even if the album is just okay, it makes it hard to enjoy it or see it as just a good album, not a great because he leads in you saying it is his best/in the same vein.
I personally think Max isn't going to release anything that good again, he isn't the same person and he is married and wants to do stuff with his wife and please her, which is great for him, glad he is happy, but I think.. well, his life is so different so his inspiration for all those quirky songs is just gone.