Well, Kanye West‘s head might just be about ready to explode since, it seems, there’s someone else in the world, besides himself, who thinks just as highly of his work. Lou Reed has professed that he is a fan of the rapper, and gave him a glowing review on his latest LP Yeezus, calling it “majestic and inspiring.”
Reed recently got out of the hospital for dehydration, but that didn’t stop him from listening to Yeezus, and giving his positive opinion. He wrote:
“People say this album is minimal. And yeah, it’s minimal. But the parts are maximal. Take ‘Blood on the Leaves.’ There’s a lot going on there: horns, piano, bass, drums, electronic effects, all rhythmically matched – towards the end of the track, there’s now twice as much sonic material. But Kanye stays unmoved while this mountain of sound grows around him. Such an enormous amount of work went into making this album. Each track is like making a movie.”
The musician took his time to analyse “the architecture and structure of each song.” He also wrote that Yeezus requires active participation from the listener to be fully appreciated. For Reed, the album does change the game, and sets a new standard in rap music.
“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.”
So there you go. Lou Reed thinks Kanye West is the bee’s knees, the cat’s pajamas, and all that and a bag of chips. Do you?
What do you think? Does Lou Reed’s opinion matter to you?
[via Rolling Stone]