Kanye West has to say goodbye to his number one position. (For now) Because Wale, the rapper, just snatched it away from under his nose. Wale did this with this album “The Gifted.” while “Yeezus” Kanye West his album went to third place on the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart. If Wale will be able to keep his position remains to be seen. For the moment it looks like Kanye West can’t be saved, not even by Lou Reed. (Why not? read on for Mister Reed’s glowing review.)
Legendary songwriter Lou Reed was asked to review “Yeezus,” and to share his opinion with the world. (This was before the numbers had plummeted.) According to Lou: “There are moments of supreme beauty and greatness on this record, and then some of it is the same old shit. But the guy really, really, really is talented. He’s really trying to raise the bar. No one’s near doing what he’s doing, it’s not even on the same planet.”
He continued with: “Each track is like making a movie. Actually, the whole album is like a movie, or a novel – each track segues into the next. This is not individual tracks sitting on their own island, all alone. He keeps unbalancing you. He’ll pile on all this sound and then suddenly pull it away, all the way to complete silence. And then there’s a scream or a beautiful melody, right there in your face. That’s what I call a sucker punch. And it works. It works because it’s beautiful – you either like it or you don’t – there’s no reason why it’s beautiful.
I don’t know any musician who sits down and thinks about this. He feels it, and either it moves you too, or it doesn’t, and that’s that. You can analyze it all you want. Some people ask why he’s screaming on ‘I Am a God.’ It’s not like a James Brown scream – it’s a real scream of terror. It makes my hair stand on end. He knows they could turn on him in two seconds. By “they” I mean the public, the fickle audience. He could kill Taylor Swift and it would all be over.”
Do you think Lou Reed can save Kanye West from plummeting even further? Or do you think he can’t be saved, even by Lou? Is Kanye done?
While Kanye has a lot on his mind with the new record, and his baby girl and all, it doesn’t seem like he wants to share his ideas about parenthood with the world. (He also didn’t comment about Lou Reed’s glowing review.) Mister West likes to tweet about everything except his baby girl. For example he tweeted earlier: “I saw a pre-screening of Pacific Rim yesterday and it’s easily one of my favorite movies of all time,” he praised. “This is not another ‘Robot’ movie, Guillermo del Toro is a master.”
Maybe Kim Kardashian and Kanye have decided not to tweet, text, Instagram or Face Book anything about their precious new family member or maybe they are waiting for the “right” moment. (Biggest exposure and fattest check.) It could also be that the other things Kanye tweets about, are really on his mind, and he might not be that impressed with baby North. (Lets hope that is not true, every baby deserves the undivided attention and unconditional love of their parents.)
Cindy Johnson wanted us to know: “Who cares really? His music sales have plummeted and people just aren’t into him or his trash Baby Mama Kim Kardashian. He is an egotistical self centered idiot. It’s so nice they aren’t constantly in the spotlight anymore.” Do you agree with Cindy’s assessment? Do you think Kanye is that self centered? What did you think of Lou Reed and his review? Is it true that Kanye can’t be saved, not even by a legend like Reed?
By Georgina Pijttersen