fact is, he disses on his stuff quite alot...he, also, has been known to diss on his best stuff: he does this, it seems, more because it's the thing to do
until that quiet upswell occurs and he realizes he might've jumped on the wrong bandwagon after all
he usually does this just to make himself look better, like he knows that what some
of the people are saying is true (que the song: "it's not true ! every word of it is a lie-lie-lie !")
exactly like he did with both mac2 and ram...which were, again, by some, critically dismissed and he happily went along with it...for years...whistling this exact same song he just did in that interview
it took more highly evolved, intelligent music fans to point out he was wrong and he eventually came around...so his opinion on this sort of thing really means nothing.
look, we all have albums we don't like as much as others...yet, i cannot think of a single album in his solo career that i actively dislike
i even, at times, happily pull out those minor works and play them: they are not by any stretch of the imigination, bad works of art...just, not as good as the rest
i never think to myself 'why the heck did i give that another try ?'...always end up enjoying them to some degree...
there are so very few artists that i can say that about nearly every, if not every, album they've made
so...pardon me if i just can't really get all that excited just because he's found a new dog to kick...'specially when i'm right and you, my dear M, are so very wrong !
at the end of the end it's the start of a journey to a much better place and this wasn't bad so a much better place would have to be special...no need to be sad...