they should try and record an album really fast, the rock show and first date were written over night. some if the best albums were recorded with small amounts of studio time
agreed. this is how i think it should go down:
first, they need to set a deadline and stick to it. only a month or two. then, they need to get a professional producer. i don't think they should self-produce it or even have Chris Holmes get heavily involved with it or anything. i think they need a solid producer (like maybe Mark Trombino again) that will keep them focused and make them stick to the deadline, while helping them bring out their best work. and Mark, Tom, and Travis need to work on this together, in the same room, for at least the majority of the time.
i think if they had a one or two month recording deadline with a strict producer that has the same vision would be fucking perfect for Blink.