Kanye West is the center of attention this month, between his poorly named child North West and his highly divisive album Yeezus. Yesterday, we gave you three very different opinions on Yeezus, and today we give you our ten favorite songs from Mr. West. Continue reading “Top Ten Thursday: Yeezy’s Finest”
Grand-Pappy Stolts was a bit sore because he couldn’t attend the Kanye/Jay-Z show with Wes and I last weekend. There was a dual excuse for the old man’s absence. First, Grand-Pappy has a mortal fear of black people. Ever since the civil rights movement, the old battleaxe has harbored a belief that large groups of minorities are “up to no good rabblerousers”. Second, Grand-Pappy was certain he would fall down the “dangerously steep stairs and crack a hip”.
Either way, Grand-Paps thought he would contribute these words because “Keith West is one of the good ones” (Grand-Pappy doesn’t abide by those new-fangled names).
As we gear up for the conclusion of another memorable year in music and our upcoming 2011 Best-of lists, we thought it would be fun to turn back the clock to a year ago, and look at the greatest albums of 2010. However, as hindsight is crystal clear, we have adjusted our rankings based on how we feel now, so some albums that may not have made our list last year that grew on us may show up here and vice-versa.
1. Kanye West-My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
The polarizing rapper’s magnum opus; a sort of wonderful ride through the psyche of the conflicted artist. MBDTF challenges the idea of what a hip-hop record is with songs like “Runaway” and “Lost In The World”, and also has its fair share of big-time hits with songs like “Power” and “All Of The Lights”. Continue reading “Top Ten Thursday: 2010 Albums in Retrospect”