I agree; I wouldn't go as far to say it's intentional. Frankly, I think they're a little stubborn, and that's why it turned out this way. I just don't think it's so much of a bad thing. You know how much of a stickler I am for production - these songs are just so good that I don't care that the production was bobbled.
Agree that Used Cars is the weakest, but White America's a big song for me.
Haha, you really don't care for this record, do you?
When I pre-ordered The Dangerous Summer's new record, I also bought A7X's self-titled on vinyl. Fight me. And I miss The Rev.
Yeah, I mean, like I said I think they have their best material to date here. It's just unfortunately sandwiched with some of their worst for me. It's not as cohesive in my eyes as it seems to be for some.