I love the drum sound! And I love the way Matt Chamberlain plays drums! Anyone know what drums he used on this album?...
I really like the songs, the way she sings and her voice too. Yes, the piano sounds like it's either real acoustic piano, really processed or it's just a good digital piano (probably also really processed), but I loved that it felt like the piano jumped out of the speakers and smacked me in the face the first time I heard Love song (and it still does). Of course, I also like the way it was played, and the fact that I really like the song doesn't make it worse.
Back to the drum sound. I really like that the drums probably sounded warm, but kind of trashy, before mix, and then got "In your face'd" quite a bit in the mix (please correct me if I'm wrong). Vintage gear+hand hammered cymbals+heavy smashing in the mix = I like!
The whole album sounds acoustic, but modern to me, and I like the way it makes me feel.
For the record, I also like to listen to Gaucho or Aja, and (but?) I also think Womanizer is a great song.
my 2 cents