Tonal sophistication is the opposite of what this album wants to achieve. There's a difference between the music being mindless and the music being determined to turn your brain off. The latter is what the album's goal is. To stop you from thinking and just stick to feeling. The goal is escapism and nothing but. And that sentiment is 100% disco. DISCO is disco beyond just the instrumentation. Release, relief and escape for those who need it. And 2020 is the perfect context and backdrop for an album like this. I don't know if I'll love the album less once the "new factor" wears off but I know that if it included anything that wasn't fun, light and airy it would've diluted the product. It would become an album that is too carefree instead of an album that is intentionally nothing but carefree. The album makes a statement by never trying to make a statement. There is not a single moment to breathe, reflect, calm down. Even Say Something that's meant to be a cool-down, is grand and epic in its own unique way. There's poignancy there but the only truly sentimental moment is reserved for the closing track, after the journey's over (talking about the standard edition). I was in the camp that wanted moody, darker, sophisticated Disco (and would still love her to do that) but even a couple tracks of that would've defeated the purpose of how relentlessly joyful the album aims to be. It's a firework display. Some of the fireworks are bigger than others but all of them are short, to the point, uncomplicated and mesmerizing. Obviously it's all subjective and some things won't work for everyone, but I just disagree with the insinuation that this is a lazy, auto-pilot attempt at a disco inspired album. To me, there's a very deliberate creative decision tying together every single one of those 12 tracks.