Originally Posted by drum_wizard
awake wasn't the best album from DT. and yes it took them more time to produce but thats because there skills of writing music so quick wasn't strong enough like now. Six Degrees was another amazing album and better than awake (in my opinion) and it didnt take them as much as Awake.
I wonder whether it's more that they're thinking with more business acumen - they've settled on a sound that works as a trademark and pleases a certain fanbase, young men with a passion for the internet perhaps. It seems that they have two fanbases, one for the earlier material and one for the latter.