Not to be a dick, but... technically, it is. If he hates it, he won't buy it. That's one less album sale, correct? One man won't do much. But it's very obvious that there is an overwhelming majority of people like him who do not like this album and won't purchase it today. Low album sales = low to no profit on the band = droppage.
AP.net's opinion does not equal the majority opinion.
Many people here unfairly hate their second CD, but it sold fine.
Of course many people on a forum like this don't like it: it's different. And I'm sure you'll try and defend that, but how many people go "DUR THIS ISN'T THE SAME AS THEY USED TO BE. I WAS HOPING IT'D BE MORE LIKE THEIR FIRST CD." Quite a few.
It's different, but it's still a very good CD and definitely better than the last one.
You are a fucking moron.