Stephen, really? This is what you call comprehensive? You cant skip songs and call it a track-by-track exploration. (Strike one.)
You cant quote lyrics and call it a track-by-track exploration. (Strike two.) You cant reference/compare Neil Diamond and Billy Joel to Barry Manilow, and expect anyone to take you seriously. To be clear: Thats like comparing oil and water. They are completely different, they dont mix, and should not be compared/ referenced because they are nothing alike.
Besides which it makes your references smack of desperation. (Strike three). Its apparent your intent was to dislike this album no matter what, and it is also clear that you failed to complete your track-by-track exploration of this album because you didnt really listen to it. Therefore, it negates any credibility you think you hold with your comprehensive overview.
If you cant be bothered to listen, why would anyone take what you say with anything but a pinch of salt? If you had done your job and been objective (and actually listened), you would have noted the subliminal messages that are peppered in this album and transferred purely with musical inflection (genius!). And you would have caught those links, connections and unsung messages that string this album together so seamlessly, track by track.
This is the lamest track-by-track exploration of an album Ive ever read. Im surprised your editor even allowed this to go to print as its utterly useless. Id advise you dont give up your day job. If this were your day job and I were your editor, Id fire your ass if you presented this to me as a comprehensive overview, because thats a straight-up lie.