i love the fuck out of this album and dont understand where all of the backlash is coming from. like somehow making a perfect straightforward punk rock album is a bad thing? these songs are all amazing and more than a couple stack up to my favorites from OTIP. its just weird seeing the amount of people ive seen say they dont like the album
I think the subjective key term there would be what you consider 'perfect'. There are a lot of great songs here, but some fall very very far from being 'perfect' in a lot of fan's/critic's eyes.
I just happened to not expect a perfect record, nor do I believe it needs to be. It gets its point across well enough, and I don't think that solid straightforward punk record is a bad thing at all. I don't not like it; I just don't love it.