Okay, so I am not one to typically like this kind of music, it’s not even the music, but the man behind the music. A man who relentlessly tries to shock people with his lack of intelligence and maturity and then tries to act as if he is, in fact, intelligent and mature.
Kanye West is a living, walking oxymoron.
I didn’t want to like this album, but as soon as I saw the short-film I couldn’t help but start to enjoy it. It’s quite obvious that Kanye did not come up with probably most of the ideas himself, it’s more likely that the art consultants did most of the visually creative thinking. Nonetheless, the visuals (costumes, lens/filter, cinematography, set design) all comes together to create a pretty amazing little video.
As for the album, I have been listening to it pretty much non-stop for the past few days so I guess I like it. The mix of opera and classical with pop and hip hop/rap (?) is pretty spectacular. The piano in ‘Runaway’ is chilling and catchy. But I don’t give Kanye full credit for this. I don’t think anyone can mess up a whole album when they have such a huge mix of eclectic and esteemed (for some part) artists and performers. It is hard to screw up when you have twenty other peoples careers riding on the same album.
So Kanye, I give you little credit for this amazing album.
P.S Is it just me or does it look and sound like Kanye has lost it!? Insanity always made for good artists I suppose…
P.P.S A post about Kanye West would not be complete without mention of the word ‘Douchebag’, thank you.