The Artist: D'Angelo
Why A "Surprise Album" Would Work: At this point, people have been waiting for D'Angelo's third album for so long that he's ultimately going to disappoint a lot of people out there with it. The immense anticipation of it is going to make it underwhelming, no matter what it sounds like. That is, unless he surprises us all and throws it up on iTunes without any warning. That would send D'Angelo fans running to their computers and put him in the spotlight for at least a day or two. It would also serve as the perfect present for all of his fans who have been waiting for more than a decade for new music from him.
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