Albini wouldn't touch them. Have you ever read any of his literature? They would NOT get along at all lol. Sapone would be dope. However someone like Eric Valentine, Justin Meldal-Johnson, or Butch Walker would be best suited for this album in my opinion. Honestly... if they went with Butch I'd probably have a heart attach from excitement.
Haha yeah i know, just my own little fantasy, and if they want a darker, more raw/edgier sound there is no one better. And even Sapone is unlikely, but I think he could really bring something fresh out of Blink. I think someone like Butch is more likely. Untitled is my fav record by them, i think it is easily their best sounding record, so it would be cool if they hired Ryan Hewitt as engineer again, he engineered that record. I think that Neighborhoods/DED really lack something sonically, and i think that's due to their current engineer Chris Homes, I wish they'd ditch him altogether.