Thoughts on TRUE SADNESS

This list could be considered extremely controversial by certain people so read at your own risk
  1. Live, it's great.
    I'll start by going over the live versions
  2. I think Satan Pulls the Strings is a strong song that works well as an opener because everyone comes in at a difference time and it gets the crowd excited
  3. I Wish I Was was an instant classic, and it's nice to have a new ballad
  4. Rejects in The Attic was very good, it's created a name for the new Facebook group that's a breakaway from Avett Nation. It didn't make it onto the normal album but it's in the Target version.
  5. Fisher Road has been around for a while and I enjoy it. Although it's slightly annoying that the crowd cheers EVERY TIME WITHOUT FAIL after they sing "cocaine and coding pills"
  6. Ain't No Man was great, I especially liked it when they had Paul up with everyone else clapping, he has some fancy dance moves. Plus a NEW MUSIC VIDEO! Which (fun fact) an Avett friend of mine is in
  7. Mama, I just don't believe has also been around for a while and it's a good one.
  8. Ok, I think those are the live ones that have been around for the longest.
  9. Now for the album...
  10. I'm gonna try to be safe with my words here since I'm used to talking primarily to Avett Fans. I know the band is proud of it and if they are happy, I'm happy. There's lots of blame and speculation that it was Rick Rubin's fault. No comment on that, but I do have to say I don't think they would do anything they aren't proud of.
  11. It's not my favorite
  12. The first time I listened to SPTS I was completely shocked
  13. It's not The Avett Brothers sound I fell in love with and I don't think if I listened now for the first time I would become a fan
  14. I'm not a huge fan of the synth and spaceship sounds everywhere
  15. None of the studio versions sound the same and they completely removed the instrumental beginning from Satan and the autotune is very obvious. Which is ridiculous because if there's anyone who doesn't need autotune, it's Scott and Seth.
  16. I really like No Hard Feelings even if the lyrics are stressful to think about. It sounds more like the old Avett sound.
  17. They kept I Wish I Was the same and I'm really happy about that.
    But the Target version is a whole different story that I won't get into
  18. May it last sounds like it's being played with a full orchestra which isn't a bad thing, it's just different
  19. You Are Mine is interesting. If you put it next to anything from Mignonette, Country Was, Emotionalism, or any of their other songs I wouldn't believe it was them.
  20. I feel really really bad writing this because I do truly love the band with all my heart and nothing will ever change that. I was talking to Paul about a month ago and we got on the topic of changing arrangements of songs and I said that it was annoying how people freaked out over that stuff and that I was glad that they were doing different things
    And I meant every single word I said. I love the new version of Sanguine and I really like when they change up their old songs. The banjo version of Winter In My Heart is one of my favorite versions of any song.
  21. So I feel like a complete hypocrite and fraud saying that I'm not a crazy fan of these arrangements. I still love the songs live, I just can't bring myself to love everything on the album.
  22. A lot of people are saying that they are starting to be sell outs and that this is the end for us. And I don't think and I will never believe that that is their intention. They are amazing, genuine, loving, hilarious, caring, honest people who value their work and fans more then anyone else I've ever met.
  23. I hope this was just one spaceship album and they get back to their old stripped down music soon.