08:17 AM on 11/06/12
I mean...I just sort of listened to it and didn't like it that much. A lot was said about their recording process and when I finally heard the finished product, I put that fact as well as how I felt about the record's sound together and created an assumption that the album suffered as a result of the recording process.
No, I did not make charts and graphs indicating who mixed and mastered each song and compared that with my enjoyment of each song. I didn't talk to a shrink about it or anything. I don't have that kind of time.
With all that said, it looks like they are writing and recording together in the same room for this record. Good. They clearly heard the criticism and are attempting to rectify it.