QUOTE (Papelbon @ Nov 16 2009, 11:31 AM)
I don't really understand why everyone complains and complains that Lp "takes too long" to put out a record. Its not like the music world stops because they don't put out new stuff..
Take the time to look at other bands, different genres.. Have a wide taste in music, don't be the "ZOMG, LP IZ THE ONLY BAND THTA EXSISTS!!!!11" guy... There are countless numbers of musicians out there that put out incredible music all the time, and yes, most of them put it out quicker than LP. Most of the time, if there isnt any new music from LP coming out, I listen to various other artists that have incredible music, like: Paramore, 10 Years, Tool, John Mayer, Dave Matthews Band, T.I., Adelitas Way, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake (don't hate, he's more of a musical master than you are), Shinedown, Slipknot, Colbie Caillat, Serj Tankian, 3DG, Jason Mraz, Eminem, Jay-Z, Creed, DBS, Atreyu, August Burns Red, Buckcherry, etc...
What I'm trying to say is, broaden your horizons, listen to other people, so that when LP does release something new, you appreciate it that much more. If you like rap, go listen to some new and upcoming MC, go back and listen to the originators and see where everyone is coming from.. If you like rock, same thing, look for some new artist that is gaining popularity, like Adelitas Way or 10 Years, or go back to the 50's, 60's and 70's to see who these guys are listening to to get inspired, just don't fall into the LP is God rut and miss out on all this awesome music...
Most of us like a wide variety of music but lp tends to be our favorite hence us wanting them to release albums more frequently than every 3-4 years. Some of us realize the wasted potential here as they get older, they will not sound as good, ie chesters voice.
The perfectionist label they have has to be lifted, with all of the material they write, there's no reason that every 2 years we should have a 15 song cd.
Mike wrote lockjaw in one day and it's amazing, I think they just tend to over analyze stuff.