Heard nothing but awful things about this, and from fans that have stuck by them since Around The Fur. Gave it a listen myself, and fell asleep after the first song. Seems rushed; wouldn't be surprised if they're trying to get out of their contract.
And yeah, the production is awful. The songs might hold up better live, but I'm not about to fork out near $50 to find out.
You are wrong. Idk what "fans" you're referring to, but they need to get over themselves this record's awesome.
My brother and I have been fans since the 90's; we love every album, except for this one. In fact, every single person I know in real life, does not like this record. Clean out your ears; this isn't good.
Maybe it'll grow on me later on in life, but after trying to like it over and over again, the album fails to do anything for me. There comes a time in everyone's life, when one of the favorite bands releases an album they can't get into; for me, that is this one.