First time listener here. I like the songs individually, kind of flashy yes but they don't sound completely empty or trashy to me. However, if the lyrics were stronger and there was a more defined sound this could have been refreshing instead of sounding flat.
The new album is great... Y'all are just sad because it's drastically different from Forget and Confess
It was recorded before he was signed to WB, so y'all can't blame everything on the mainstream label
Kind of was expecting this considering he moved to LA and signed with Warner Brothers but damn I can't help but feel like he willingly sacrificed his artistic integrity in exchange for forgettable radio anthems. Get that money tho.
what has happened to this guy? i loved his debut so much, but then everything went downhill, his new stuff is dreadful. @benAdicction: "Ah yes, the classic fan-boyism of getting upset at an amazing artist for veering slightly from a previous release." actually, the argument you're using is the MUCH bigger fan-boyism.
I honestly don't mind the new direction he's taking either. These are the kinds of songs he wants to sing live, and if you catch him live you'll realize that this is the kind of artist he wants to be. I can't wait to catch him again.
Ah yes, the classic fan-boyism of getting upset at an amazing artist for veering slightly from a previous release. If anyone knew what it's like being a musician and creating art, you'd never sit here on your soap box and cry "it's not like the last album". Two tracks in and this still has the classic Twin Shadow feel with a twist of some radio/main stream pop influence. Get over it kids, this man is extremely talented. Be grateful we still have artists like this out there.