Yeah, the cover was pretty dire but this group isn't about the music, it's about the show. I'm loathe to criticise established acts, even when I don't like them, because they're out there doing it and I spend half my life in the office :(
This group pretty well reflects one of the big movements in pop music. When music video got big then music became less about sound and more about visuals. That's why you get performers miming as they and their dance troupe do the moves.
I'm just grateful they're using a flesh and blood drummer rather than a machine.
The problems (to us) in the industry have been pretty well sliced and diced in this thread: http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=74217