Great first post. Very in depth and educated. I even agree with you at some parts. Still all that comes to mind being you decided to enter the game with an essay on the brilliance of Yeezy.....Originally posted by Inactive UserKanye westÃ¢ÂÂs greatest coup is how quickly he has convinced to majority of music critics to agree with him in the disownment of his back catalouge. I just listened to all of the lights interlude into the song, monster, then skipped ahead to runaway. Those three songs alone allowed Pitchfork to remain credible after giving the album a perfect and nearly unseen 10 out of ten. What everyone seems to forget at the release of the latest Kanye album, often due to the massive tonal shifts between projects, is that the majority of his work, especially that praised highest, ages extremely well. In fact, these great moments from the man actually serve to reverse the normative art-memory relationship and bring the listener back through dimensions to the point they first had this album. Not oddly at all, the two best songs on KanyeÃ¢ÂÂs album fit on a direct line drawn from the college dropout. Bounds 2 sounds as close to vintage Kanye as anything ever has, but its the monumental, and surprisingly not controversial, Ã¢ÂÂBlood on the LeavesÃ¢ÂÂ that is the farthest marked locus on what by now surely seems to be a ray of an audiology. I am a massive TNGHT fan. Ordered their ep months before it actually came out. etc. Those horns are dominating. This audience does not have any memory of pop made with full string and horn sections, but patrons of the funk did not forget. It does not surprise that this song, and daft punkÃ¢ÂÂs luscious summer jam, harken back to these sounds. Kanye is perfect for this time, and especially this week, because he is so closely tied to Lebron in my mind. Both are preposterously talented, but are both so difficult to expect anything from.