Friday, November 28, 2008

808'S FUCKING HEARTBREAK.

THE FUCKING KANYE REVIEW !
i decided i had to listen to this album with the following in mind: i have never heard kanye west before. okay, obviously i have.. lol but chyea, that's the only way i'd be able to judge this album with open ears. let's get it straight, every time a kanye album drops, we're expecting HOTNESS. pure hotness. & i'm sure i'm not the only one who was sketchy about 808's heartbreak. SO. before i hit the play button, i made myself think that this was a brand new artist, who i've never heard before. i think it helped, a little.
okay.. on to the thoughts and shit. when he performed "love lockdown" @ the mtv awards, maribeth called me in time to catch it. & i was like "wtf is this garbage!?". a lot contributed to that thinking. first being, that was the finale. & the song sounded fucking repetitive as hell. & uhh.. is any1 hating this vocoder bull shit as much as i am!? at a concert here, kanye said, "yo i can't sing so lemme just rap for you guys". well. that's some shit. you're not showcasing a singing talent w/this track. HOWEVER.. three weeks later, the song grew on me. & i don't hate it, iunno if that's because i keep hearing it over and over, or if it's good.. let's call it catchy. SO, i bought this album being VERY FUCKING SKETCHY.
on to the album (HALLO IM SUCHA SLACK lol). HONESTLY. do not listen to it until you get kanye's old shit out of your head!! hi, the beats are fucking crazy! & i really hope they release a cd of just the instrumentals! i admire kanye for taking a bold step forward, doing something he's never done before. all the respect to you. i'm torn though. cuz if he was afraid people would get sick of another album that sounds like him, i think that's redic. (n.e.r.d. keeps dropping bangers!) kanye can not sing.. the vo-coder helps you to forget that, but i think this should be his only singing album. some of the lines are fucking cheesy as hell but there's a lot you can relate to.. if you've been in relationshits. he starts off with a song called, "say you will", where he lets you know he's gonna be singing for the whole album. yes, the WHOLE album. i listened to this song three times, just to get in the right vibe for the rest of it (i suggest you do the same).
"coldest winter" is my favorite song on the album.. it's about his moms, and it really hits you.. like this song actually fucks you up. his voice is raw as shit, and the beat's simple. he paints a picture with this track. a lot of the album's depressing as shit, but that made it better. cuz i don't think there's a way i would listen to kanye sing if he wasn't singing about something deep. a lot of witty ass metaphors in this song. so you gotta applaud the lyrics. tapping into life's tribulations is fucking hard. & when you're letting the world know your experience so they can feel better about theirs, i think that's fucking great. sometimes people need you to hold out your hand.
looking at the album as a whole, it's interesting. the beats are retarded (seriously, i know im annoying but they're insane.) this album is pure expression, and it showed. i almost get a spoken word type vibe from it. he's certainly trying to grab some new listeners, and surprise his old ones. i don't know if i'm surprised, i think i'm more.. intrigued.
the album's .. it's not bad, it's different.. you keep waiting for a rap to come in, but then you realize raps don't really fit, so you're like torn.. if you're ready for change, BUY it. i don't feel i wasted my money. i just need it to sink in a little more. 5/5 for the beats though. i mean tribal drums? like fuck yeah. who doesnt like tribal drums!
like i said.. sometimes people need you to hold out your hand..
he held out his hand for this album.. grab it.

in other news, someone got shot downtown today! & i was outside having a smoke, and the cops were all in the crime area, and some asian douche-girl goes under the tape to go into the bus shelter where dude was shot.. and the cop goes "WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING!?" and she's like "oops." and laughs uncontrollably.. you idyot. just walks into a crime scene. downtown was busy today.. lots of walking. my feet hurt. bye.

2 COMMENT:

Maribeth said...

Oh thank god you bought and reviewed it! I was definitely sketchy too when I found out it was all gonna be robot kanye singing. I'm still gonna buy the album.. or maybe put it on my christmas wish list LOL. can't wait to here some of those tribal drum beats!

syntifik said...

haha.. yeah it was def a doozy. TRIBAL DRUM BEATS FTW!!