Monday, December 13, 2010

Thanks For The Perspective (Clap... Clap... Clap...)

Kanye West
I had plans to write about some punk albums this week. I had plans to do a lot of things. I'm in the weeds at work. I'll be in the weeds well into the new year.

Really, I just never got around to listening to the punk albums I wanted to talk about  for the post.

Honestly? I just still can't stop listening to the new Kanye album.

In the near future I am making the staff give me the top ten albums released this year for a week of "Best Of" posts at the end of the month.

I'll give you my number one album now. It's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Lyrically and musically it's fucking fantastic! You already know how I feel about that album since I wrote it up a few weeks back. Since I am under the gun though, you get more Kanye. This time it's the leak and remix promo Kanye is doing for his fans. In August Kanye West proclaimed on twitter (of course...) that he would release a  "new joint from our family" on his website every Friday until xmas.

He dubbed it G.O.O.D. Fridays and then the gems started dropping. I was there every Friday like a hungry dog begging for a biscuit.

Power Remix Track Art
The first track dropped was a remix of the song "Power" off the then yet unreleased new album. The song featured Jay-Z and Swizz Beats and mashes up Snap's "I've Got The Power." It's got hot, hot alternate verses from what ended up on the album version.

We livin’ in that 31st century, futuristic fly shit
The penthouse is the projects and everybody flies private
New watch, know what time it is, watch us (You see us)
They can’t stop us, prophets, beyotches

Click to Play Kanye West - Power (Remix featuring Jay-Z and Swiss Beats)

There were 12 other releases packaged up into the G.O.O.D Friday project, and then  nothing new after My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was released. I'm assuming Yeezy just wanted to make sure the focus stayed on the new album for a few weeks before he starts back up on the G.O.O.D. Fridays series. That would make sense anyways. One can hope! You can check out the thirteen tracks for yourself here. An email address gets you access to download them all. I suggest you do. Then buy his new album if you haven't already.

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