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Just sad, really.
The album isn’t bad and is even pretty good in places, but most of the songs don’t really stick with me after repeated listens and feel a little formless. Hats off to them experimenting more, but I’m not sure how compelling that leaves the songwriting.
The AV Club took some time to listen to the record and not have such a knee jerk response. http://www.avclub.com/review/u2s-digital-surprise-has-some-value-despite-its-pr-209161
I love the “This Week in Pop” column and Stereogum’s increasingly wide focus on a lot of different genres, but I don’t know how this piece is anything except SEO clickbait. “And because she’s filthy rich, she went down to Brazil to celebrate the final in style, getting drunk with the players and documenting it on social media. Let’s see what the good girl gone bad was up to all weekend….” Just looks like something from TMZ.
The Verve/Richard Ashcroft did it first and better.
I loved it when I saw him on the Yeezus Tour, but my friends at Bonnaroo said it was not received very well there, but maybe they just didn’t know what to expect.
Her new album is pretty good dude.
I don’t know whether to feel sorry for her or just forthrightly dismiss it as a publicity stunt.
Jack White seems to have a greater appreciation and understanding for hip-hop culture though. Doubt he’d sue someone for rapping over “The Hardest Button to Button.”