I'd like to see the band give themselves 6-8 months to write and record an album. Quality over quantity.
I, too, like them to spend that much time on an album if the end result is a more quality album. Unfortunately, 4-5 of those months could be months that they could be touring (which, to them, nowadays is really where they make their income) in their various bands, so that's why they need to allocate the time that they do. I mean if they know that they get a better portion of the album sales proceeds that can be just as much as they can make 4-5 months of touring, then we would be all for them focusing on making the album better and fine-tuning any flaws that it could bring. Sadly, this is not an industry that can give them that sort of financial freedom right now.
Still, there are albums in history where the band got the job done writing, recording, mixing the album in less than two months and it's a great album. AB is just not that kind of band in terms of style of sound and work ethic where they can go do things on the fly, in the heat of the moment, and out comes greatness.