Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Listening Post

I really hate Kanye West. I hate him precisely because, for all his narcissism, his insufferable persecution complexes, and of course his idiot bride, I can't hate him. Every time I promise myself that I'm done with him, that he's gone so far off the rails that I simply can't overlook his personal ridiculousness -- that nothing he does in the studio could be worth it -- he steps up and reminds me and everybody else why we put up with him: because he is just that fucking brilliant when it comes to making music.

His new album, Yeezus, drops today. It's got a couple of DOA tracks, certainly, but the stuff that connects knocks it out of the park.

This, in particular, is easily one of the best songs of the year.

Here's Black Skinhead, live on SNL.


Anonymous said...

Kanye and Kim married? When?

Riles said...

Dude, my thoughts exactly.

Although the fact that he made this made me hate him again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RVaQobeE-04

Al said...

Wow...Kanye by way of Butch Vig? Interesting sound.