Left Hook said:
He substantiated all of his opinions. That's a lot more than some of these unintelligible BX posters have done with theirs. You don't have to agree with a review to respect it; I think Fantano did a stellar job in peeling back the album's layers. I don't need his review to validate my views on Yeezus - why would I? It just so happens I agree with the majority of the points raised.
How can an album devoid of any salvageable, meaningful lyrics (an important component of rap music!) score a 9 or 10 is beyond me. Do you guys enjoy listening to basic ramblings? Kanye almost says nothing of worth or value in most of the songs, but yet we give him a pass and chastise people like Wayne for doing the same thing.
It makes no sense.
Most definitely, it's tough to NOT respect someone's opinion when it's as thoroughly thought out and well presented as Anthony's was in this video. He made great points without completely bashing the piece at hand.
I agree with your comments regarding Wayne as well. The glaring difference between Wayne and Kanye is how it's packaged. Everything Kanye does is done so under the guise of being innovative, on " another level ", intelligent; the soundscape plays a part in how people digest it as well.
Just my 2 cents.