**** Despite it's generic-ness, I enjoyed this album for the most part, despite its flaws.
Having just heard Katy Perry's "Prism", the reason I didn't like that was because of it being generic, however, the type of generic songs on this type of album I find more catchy than that simple pop stuff, which probably explains this.
My highlights for this album were "Own This Club" and "Take Me Away", which were the single releases and rightly so. I was also happy that father and pop-star Maxi Priest managed to perform with him on a song off the album, which was quite good.
I guess the creators of the album admitted the music on the album with the title of the album itself, "Beats & Blips". It's as if they've made an admission to the type of music that is ahead.
A problem I'd say that I have with the album is the lyrical content, and how it can waver. He can go from singing a song about partying, then about trying to love some girl, and continuing to vacillate back and forth between these two themes. Though they both common in current pop music, it didn't really mesh that well for me and poses as the album's greatest flaw.
I'm not surprised at this album's failure to make the charts as well. Considering all the songs were of this generic variety, and the fact that there are only 8 songs on the album, with none exceeding 4 minutes, there wouldn't be enough content here to want to purchase it.
On a final note, it's hard to believe that this album was released almost two years ago.