Tuesday, December 27, 2016
NICE AS F*CK! : The Albums, 2016.
06/kanye west/the life of pablo
Here goes that new Kanye, mixed in with the old Kanye. A beautifully chaotic, far reaching, and slightly messy Kanye. The chop up the soul Kanye, chop up the beats Kanye. That always rude, 38 year old 8 year old spaz in the news, behind the boards, and on the mic Kanye. The Ringleader Kanye. Master of Ceremonies Kanye. The Kanye that writes songs about Kanye missing the old Kanye. Here goes that sweet Kanye, that dark and hilarious Kanye. The still vocal, too black, and too flagrant, Kanye. The mad scientist Kanye, Cooking Soul Kanye, The fragmented, fleshed out, and brief thoughts of Kanye. There goes that id of Kanye, all consuming ego of Kanye. That forever moving, tinkering, ever expanding mind of Kanye. Shifting the idea of what a Hip-Hop album can feel and sound like, Kanye. Just letting his guests have fun with it, Kanye. Mind altered, higher power seeking, ultralight beam Kanye. The "I know you wish I would go ahead and fuck my life up!" Kanye. Still living life without limits Kanye. Pouring out his feelings, rich slave in the fabric store picking cotton, Kanye. The top 10 Kanye. That still got it Kanye. Still loving music, pushing boundaries, and reminding you of why you still love Kanye like Kanye loves Kanye.
KEY TRACKS: Ultralight Beam/Waves/Real Friends
07/radiohead/a moon shaped pool
09/helado negro/private energy
10/car seat headrest/teens of denial
12/a tribe called quest/"we got it from here... thank you 4 your service"
14/nice as fuck/nice as fuck
15/childish gambino/"awaken, my love!"
17/parquet courts/human performance
19/devendra banhart/ape in pink marble
21/the julie ruin/hit reset
22/jessy lanza/oh no
23/junior boys/big black coat
24/majid jordan/majid jordan