#1
let's have an intelligent discussion about this controversial figure.

brilliant avant-garde artist? screamy hack?

take her on her own merits. not on her relationship with John.
#2
she broke up a band i couldn't care less about

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#4
i've only given really quality listens to Double Fantasy and Fly. however, i also have Approximately Infinite Universe which seems to be really great and probably a decent starting place if you want song structure.
#5
the new album is really good. take a listen to "Waiting For The D Train".

and her screams aren't really screams. more like wordless vocal acrobatics.