ManO, Transit, AL4W and PBC all released their second albums signed to rise records this year. All have been disappointing. Is there something in this or am I just reading in to it to far?
I've liked every song PBC has released so far, but I agree with you. Man Overboard's s/t was a let down compared to Real Talk and Heart Attack was even worse. I love Listen and Forgive, but YNE was disappointing in comparison. New AL4W is unlistenable to me. There does seem to be some kind of trend with bands putting out mediocre releases after signing to Rise.
I don't mind this style change, but CBGP is an incredible and it would be hard for PBC to live up to it regardless.