Since there is still drivel appearing as "news" in the media, and since we've had music diaries recently, I thought I'd post this diary because I am listening to the album right now.
What do you think of Neon Bible? The reviews did not hate it, but they sounded disappointed. Rolling Stone "only" gave it 3.5 stars, but I think it's a 4 star record. Of course, I'm also a person who doesn't have a problem when big name producers start appearing on indie records. I also won't stop listening to them when they get signed to a major label next time around.
I really like this record, and I think it is going to be one of those that represents a time period in your life - for me, summer 2007.
What a great year for music. All of my favorite bands except U2, who are in the studio but who are notorious for taking forever to finish an album, are putting out new albums this year (including the Pumpkins. I hope it doesn't suck like Zwan).