Considering how Mike has been saying for months that when the album is out, he wants people to listen to it as a whole, rather than bits of it, because of the way the songs flow together as one, and all the security that they had with them for prelistening and previews, I find it rather odd that they released the catalyst at their first single (fair enough) and to be honest, didnt get a great reaction from it. Not because its a bad song, just because it isnt what people expected/wanted. Next they get some very very mixed reviews about it, ranging from 'new and pushing the boundries' to 'awful and weird, they should just stick to nu-metal'. Then people who pre-ordered the album get to hear Wretches and Kings, then suddenly, EVERYBODY gets to hear Wretches and Kings. Next blackout is released, then about 2 other songs appear, and the whole album turns up on Spotify a few days before the release for people with premium accounts to listen to, and the album just happens to get leaked, even after all the masses of security... Are LP just being very generous giving all their new songs away practically for free a few days before the official release, or is this marketing tactic (perhaps by Warner) because they've had so many bad reviews about the songs theyre worried nobody is going to actually go out and buy ATS unless they've heard most of it already? Because people who arent hardcore fans and read previews saying "weird and should stick to their old stuff" aren't gonna go spend money on an album like that. UNLESS they get to hear most of it first and make up their own mind about it before spending their hard earned cash on the CD. Just a thought.