Its now considered bad form to express dissatisfaction with a dissatisfying record on here? What?
These performances were pretty alright in spots, and pretty terrible in others. The amount of studio production needed to make these songs listenable on the album is pretty apparent because of these, though, which (to me) denotes some pretty lackluster song writing.
i'm just trying to throw up a protective shield against any potential fanboys. but yeah, seems to me (may be wrong, only listened to the album like 3-4 times) but the recipe for a new fun song is this:
1) write a lengthy paragraph about your past few days.
2) now pick 2-3 chords
3) pick out a single sentence from said paragraph that can be turned into a slogan for the chorus
4) sing lengthy paragraph over 2-3 chords fitting as many words into every line as possible
5) fill gaps between verses and chorus' with "Woah's"
YAY! Fun. is on the radio! Woo-hoo!