Re: Dave Grohl on "Wasting Light"
Sound quality actually isn't a subjective thing. Mix quality isn't either. That's why you can instantly tell a good mix from a bad mix. There are different levels of appropriateness which can make a mix suitable, but that can also be a bad mix. Take the Dead Kennedy's first album - it sounds horrible, which is exactly what it needs. Therefore, it's a good mix even though technically it's a bad mix. That's not a subjective thing at all. The flip side of that is Nirvana's 'Nevermind' which has a technically fairly flawless mix and production, but doesn't suit the band at all. Therefore, it's a bad mix in that situation. I can assure you that very little is as subjective as you think.
Incidentally, I'm not hearing many innovative bands at the moment either.