I absolutely cannot stand even one song on this album. Way too overproduced. Good review, but this band is not for me anymore and I would not call this album experimental, I would call it they are a pop band now. Their drummer is so good and his talent is being wasted in this band.
I actually do like FOB's stuff, excluding about half of Infinity on High and this entire album, but I definitely agree with you on a few things. This is overproduced to the point that it sounds about as artificial as the lyrics, and I would absolutely not
call this "experimental"...unless they are experimenting with what it feels like to strip all emotion/creativity/sincerity out of their music. I'm all for change, hell pop-punk isn't even my favorite type of music, but this album's lack of...anything just makes it boring.