Shut It Down will always going to be one of my favorite album. But I do not think that Empires is such a bad album. The Band did their best. And plus, I think Leo's vocal in Empires is really impressive same with the drummer and the rest of the band members. They really did a good job on this album.
And to that comment up there... It's not that they're trying to make the songs longer or whatever... 5 minutes is not a big difference. They just making it a lot more better. and plus, if y