Okay, okay - I was wrong. This is not pop for the masses, this is crafty pop for the bourgeois. And it's definitely not formulaic, it's the opposite of formulaic.
Okay, there are tens of great hooks and choruses but the album as a whole lacks what I call "The Cutting Edge". I think that the instrumentals are not on the same level as the song-writing. It might be intentional, I don't know. But this record could've been a total banger and it's not. I feel like the great hooks and ... read more