Addressing the clash ...
Alright, let's start by addressing the paper planes issue here. Nearly every single negative review I've read regarding this album have addressed paper planes exclusively, giving me the strong impression that these folks haven't heard any of the other songs on this album. IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD AN ALBUM, DONT REVIEW THAT ALBUM. Paper planes is beside the issue. Even for people that might not care for that song, there is an entire treasure trove of untold world grooves, introspective and politicized lyrics, and an overall, and a diversity of sounds and textures far removed that in the majority of contemporary pop, regardless of the one uber-popular song that everyone knows. Now as for those who criticized said song for an extrapolation of the clashs song, 'straight to hell', in my personal opinion this song was a tasteful and clever tribute to the clash's legacy, reflecting the tune in both tone and lyrics, which you community college hipsters would recognize if you'd actually listened to the lyrics of either song. You clash fanatics are the worst reviewers on here regardless of taste because you claim to revere the old revolutionaries of music while shunning the new generation just because they construct their innovation on popular Rythms and styles, which btw is how punk rock started in the first place. You revere Rolling Stones album list because it's easy, because you can let history tell you exactly what to listen to to make you seem cool and sophisticated, but when joy division, and the clash, and beefheart first came out, it took a lot of guts to like that music, and to express an admiration publicly, rather than complaining about the days of old. Grow some guts, embrace the new wave, and for gods sake, listen to the album. Thanks for letting me vent