I was actually about to post the exact same thing. It's like he just needed to force the macbook name in there.
This cd was just terrible. I downloaded it when it leaked and was upset with myself. Each song sounds the same. And this is coming from someone who enjoyed their original works. I realized their old songs weren't amazing, but they were fun. These songs just took the fun and catchy aspects of their old songs, and just made them straight forward boring pop. It's like they tried to take the verses of all the lady gaga and britney songs and make an entire song out of those, all the music with no substance or hook.
I listened to the cd in its entirety while doing some design work, HOPING to hear something interesting, and before I knew it the cd was done and I can't for the life of me tell you a single line I heard.
With music like this if I dont have the hook stuck in my head all day, you've done something terribly wrong. I remember when birds and the bees first came out. All day in my head I was singing "I swear to god I won't stop, until, you're shakin."
Though I don't agree with you bringing up I Set My Friends On Fire into this. Granted they are biting the electronica with screaming band wagon, they're doing something different. To me that is. They may just be cookie cutter to you but I really enjoy throwing their cd on randomly and singing along to the awkward ass lyrics, and fun synth lines.