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ive read it and commented. he couldnt be more right. and i'll be completely honest the album sounded really weird when i first listened to it, then i put it in my car and i must have gone though it another three times and it sounded amazing. there are so many layers to this album that giving one or two listens is not enough. and there will always be naysayers for every album they do, i remember chester saying something about when meteora came out people were saying "where's did my favorite band go?" ive been a fan since crawling and will still be. i was really impressed with this album and i dont think they care if they lose fans or not, they are clearly not going for mainstream here or what they think the fans like.
for those who dont like the album you're entitled to your own opinion, just dont insult people along the way. and if your open to doing it, i also think you should listen to the album from beginning to end, at least three times.
about the album: they've been doing techno and this sort of stuff since the very beginning,so i dont know how people can say "this is not LP".
Marina said:For all you out there, Mike has put the record straight :)
People want to sell their tickets...?
ATS seems to had the opposite effect on me: I want to see LP in concert.
I really hope they come through here.
For the last 10 years TBH I was a casual listener, getting the albums,
but something about ATS clicked and made me want to research
the band and join this site.
"What I am wondering if its worth it to wait another 3-4 years for the next record, or just forget about LP." I hope this isn't true, but I used to be a huge AFI fan, but their last three albums and their side projects have shown that they "evolved" into a direction that I cannot follow. I will still listen to their old music, but what they produce now has lost the fire that made A Fire Inside so great to begin with.
Umlauts said:Your upset and justifiably so, the album is a 6/10 record and most of us expect more from LP. It's not just about the new direction that they took, but also the quality of the songs. If their four faster tempo songs really delivered you would still be happy, but they didn't and the slower tempo songs are nothing special either. I think that Iridecent and Waiting for the end are the best songs on the album, but I see no reason to listen to this record over the new Arcade Fire album. The Suburbs is superior in every way. I am disappointed as well, cause I was hoping ATS would be a more aggresive, but equally as good, version of that record. It's easily LP worst album.
What I am wondering if its worth it to wait another 3-4 years for the next record, or just forget about LP.
I agree with OP 100%
New LP is absolutely Terrible.
Wretches and Kings was a decent song. It shows that Hahn and Mike can still make the music sound incredible, BUT Chester (I'm assuming) Wants to be a total sell out. MTM was bad enough, but he has a side project to make terrible music with now so WHY is he dragging LP down with him???