Who cares if the boys release a dud or not? They saved music with “OK Computer” and “Kid A”, and they could have quit at that point and still have accomplished more than any other band since Kurt killed himself.
Yes, this album sounds complacent, but Jesus H Christ, wtf have YOU done in the last 10 years? No one can load up on every song, every album, year after year, without burning out and churning out something just for the sake of getting on with the getting on. This is part of the creative process, and if critics ever bothered to create anything, they would get it.
Couldn’t even get through one of these songs in its entirety. If these are bands to watch in 2011, they’re not bands I’m going to listen to.
Where is the fucking MUSIC? Have we all lowered our standards so much that this is the best we have to look forward to?