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The Used Say "Artwork" Heavily Influenced By Warner Bros.

Posted by - 02:34 PM on 02/24/12
Bert from The Used says that Warner Bros. was to blame for Artwork, and that the band's new album, Vulnerable, is a reaction to that.
From the ArticleIt was definitely a process with the label for that record from day one. Record labels were falling to pieces and they were desperately reaching for anything like trying to tell us to dress us in certain clothes with bullet proof vests and arm bands. They even told me to change the lyrics on the record. So instead of saying Hes full of shit, theyd have me say, Hes full of it. A lot of the songs that I initially liked turned into it, you know? It was complete bullshit in my mind. Its my least favorite Used record. I rarely listen to it. Its a very negative record as well, which I thought was therapeutic, but you can really just get yourself down when thats all you think about. To spite myself, I wrote a really positive and inspirational record with this new record. Its my favorite thing that weve done so far.

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02:39 PM on 02/24/12
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If that's the case then why have all the songs released from "Vulnerable" been so terrible so far? I'm hoping I change my mind when it comes out cause I do like every album except "Artwork," but I have low expectations.
02:39 PM on 02/24/12
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I'll take that as an "apology".
02:40 PM on 02/24/12
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blame anyone you want, man.
02:41 PM on 02/24/12
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That's ironic and sad. I liked Artwork a lot because it was a change of pace from a band that was going downhill in my opinion. Didn't like Lies for the Liars at all. Artwork, while stylistically different, at least took itself seriously the way their self-titled did.

Guess Warner Bros > The Used.
02:41 PM on 02/24/12
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Artwork was solid.
02:41 PM on 02/24/12
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It's better than Liars....
02:44 PM on 02/24/12
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trying to tell us to dress us in certain clothes with bullet proof vests and arm bands

Hmmm...
02:44 PM on 02/24/12
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I'm wishing my expectations were higher for this album, but I'll give it a shot regardless.
02:49 PM on 02/24/12
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I didn't really have any expectations for this album anyway.
02:49 PM on 02/24/12
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lol they still wrote the music. I don't think that is a good excuse, or whatever this is. That being said though, I like Artwork quite a bit. I like how dark it was.
02:51 PM on 02/24/12
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trying to tell us to dress us in certain clothes with bullet proof vests and arm bands

Hmmm...
MCR...? Thought the same thing
02:53 PM on 02/24/12
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First album was cool, never gonna happen again
02:53 PM on 02/24/12
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I really don't care about this band but let this be a lesson who thinks signing to a major will not effect their favorite bands. Labels do influence the music whether we like it or not, and this is why I'm apprehensive about the new Gaslight Anthem record.
02:54 PM on 02/24/12
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trying to tell us to dress us in certain clothes with bullet proof vests and arm bands

Hmmm...
MCR...? Thought the same thing
If this is a shot at MCR, bert should have listened to WB, because MCR's newer album > The Used's.

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