OBGYN_KENOBI wrote:The more I hear the album the more I feel like certain songs wouldn't of existed without the song writers. Kings for the weekend and Teenage Satellites specifically.
I really can't help but feel like we're being spoon fed bullshit about how much they loved working with Feldy. His use of song writers is something I've never imagined blink using. It's like " we don't trust any producers. They take away control from us. ". ::Uses producer who takes some control away:: ::makes them write songs they didn't want to write ::
I still remember the neighborhood interviews. They claimed how cool it was working in separate studios. How the difference in music tastes and writting styles was making great music .. How proud they were of the record. Fast forward to last year. We heard some conflicting statements..
Your whole post contradicts itself; you question whether or not "we are being spoonfed bullshit" but then you take the Neighborhoods interview quotes and assume they're all completely true and not "bullshit" for the sake of your question. why would you ever assume that everything someone tells an interviewer in the moment is the truth?
Neighborhoods sucked and they hated working that way, but a reporter asks you a question. Are you going to trash your band, the way you're working, your other bandmate and your album? No, you're going to talk as much good about it as you can. Mark had Feldmann on his podcast. They are genuinely excited about this album. I think they honestly think this is the best direction for the band. But hey, maybe you're right and they don't. But Neighborhoods was trash, and the band has since acknowledged in hindsight that it was trash. hence the contradiction that you mention.
Maybe they're just genuinely excited and two years down the line they will wish they had done some things differently. Who knows?
Feldmann had a vision for what he wanted this record to be and clearly Mark and Travis were on board with that. I think Feldmann executed very well on his vision. That doesn't make the record good though; I think the bigger question is whether or not that vision was the right one for the band. I don't really think it was. I think it relegated Skiba to the sidelines and made the band sound like they're living in the past. I really dislike both of those things, and thus I don't like most of this record.