The swirling techno of “Starstrukk” featuring Katy Perry, which appears on the deluxe edition of Want, is still annoying thanks to that stupid whistling, but at least Perry adds another dynamic to the song that diminishes some of the frat boy bullshit.
The deluxe edition also features a Benny Blanco remix of “Don’t Trust Me” that locks in the talents of Kid Cudi and uses his swaggering tone to make things halfway interesting.
The basic problem with 3OH!3 and Want’s deluxe edition is that it’s boring. The music is tasteless and insignificant and the lyrics seem designed solely to manufacture reactions. The whole thing stands out as being incredibly insincere and fabricated solely for purposes of mass consumption, leaving any actual heart and soul behind in a blob of electronic haze and sophomoric, unfunny “humour.”