It's not unusual for a musician to criticise an album or song a few years after its been released - but slamming it a week before release is entering unknown territory.
Deadmau5, the EDM superstar who performs encased in a plastic mouse head, has slammed his upcoming album in an extended Twitter rant.
tbh, i wasnt even going to put it out. i used to just play it with the dome setup thing, and someone pushed me into putting it on. so i did. https://t.co/qiKTmoySL1— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) 20 November 2016
"i don't even like it. it was like... so f**king rushed / slapped together.
but i mean... hey, if you like it i wanna like it too, just dont," the Canadian performer wrote in response to fan comments.
W:/2016ALBUM/, Deadmau5's eighth album, is set for release on December 2, but don't expect the star to do much promotion, telling fans that at least they don't have to deal with him constantly promoting his work.
at least you dont have to sit here and endure me constantly peddling shit. buy this, out now, buy that, wahhh click here.— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) 20 November 2016
Asked why he bothered releasing it, the producer replied "CAUSE I GOT F**KIN MAD BILLS".
this is seriously a love/hate thing happening here. But, a thing, nonetheless. and it's good to be doing things.— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) 20 November 2016
He posted two minutes after that that it was perhaps time he worked on "this 'album I like' thing ive been wanting to do for the past 10 years".
maybe it's time... to just sit down, and work on this fabled "album i like" thing ive been wanting to do for the past 10 years.— dead mow cinco (@deadmau5) 20 November 2016
Deadmau5, otherwise known as Joel Zimmerman, released his first album in 2005 before breaking out in 2009 when For Lack of a Better Name peaked at Number 11 on the US dance charts. He has been nominated for six Grammy awards.