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Ai Weiwei releases new protest album, 'Divine Comedy'
Ai Weiwei releases new protest album, 'Divine Comedy'

The visual artist-cum-media juggernaut known as Ai Weiwei hurtles forward with the release of his new album, "The Divine Comedy." The six-track album, released Saturday, is Ai's first major attempt at pop music and features the heavy-metal single "Dumbass," which was first released last month. "The Divine Comedy" can be heard online at his official website. The site also features English translations of the Mandarin-language lyrics. (Note: Some of the songs feature explicit language.) Some tracks directly reference Ai's political activism. "Laoma Tihua" — or "Disturbing the Peace" — references the 2009 incident in...