It's not the opinion that's wrong -- it's the statement.
It's a crutch, and critically lazy, to sit back and say "blah, band X didn't write this song therefore it's fake and not good." Especially given the history of Rock and Roll and songwriting.
And I think it's very odd (and I'd wager not true) that you enjoy music written only by the performer. I mean, that takes out some of the greatest music ever recorded and countless genres that don't fit into this bubble.
Well I will give you one thing. You are right that its lazy to say if the singer did not write it than its not good. I guess thats what it came down to in the first place. I prefer songs in my library written by the performing artist more but I do see what you mean by it being a lazy crutch.
I never said once that I like music written only by the performer (just it happens to be the case most of the time). Stated that many of times. I guess taking your opinions what AJ stated was a little bold and over the top and even wrong I guess. I do understand his reasoning though.
AJ's tweet was overgeneralizing things but in the long run it does not really matter. Even if he is wrong. If he really felt that than thats his perspective. I think I jumped the shark to agree with it as its not 100% true but I find a 'vivid majority' of my favorite songs artists written.
I really don't find the need to start about it but thanks for the option.. Honestly I heard yall opinions and it did make me rethink what AJ's tweet said but surprised everyone was so vocal about this. Not trying to spark things up but just saying. Enjoyed the talk but I really gotta get back to work.
Edit: Also on a more relevant subject have they played any other songs from the album live yet other than sins and catholic girls. I know they are touring.