Kanye West: Yeezus
Hip-Hop & Rap
How many Kanye Wests does it take to make an album? The eager-beaver rapper who arrived with College Dropout nearly a decade ago is viewed through many different lens these days. But regardless of whether it’s CelebKanye, FashionistaKanye or NarcissisticKanye, West knows exactly what he’s doing. Topped and tailed with pulsating, arresting, noisy and vivid sonic-whippery, and featuring some of the best and worst lines spat into a mic in quite some time (“Hurry up with my damn croissants”), Yeezus is an album sharply detailed and dressed up to attract attention. Over 10 tracks and 40 minutes, West champions himself yet again, dissects his paranoia yet again, and makes you realise there’s no one else like him (yet again). From the thrilling, punky, Daft Punk-aided On Sight to the gloriously offbeam I Am a God and Blood on the Leaves’ tale of betrayal told to a soundbed of Nina Simone and TNGHT, West delivers his work of art with large, garish and compelling brushstrokes. Yeezus saves.
Download: On Sight, I Am a God, Blood on the Leaves