★ The Coldest Story Ever Told

Kanye’s new album “808s and Heartbreaks” came out a couple weeks ago and this guy never ceases to amaze me. A totally different sound and unexpected subject matter turned some people off, but I think that’s what makes Kanye such a true artist. He could have easily put out another album with the same production, lyrics, subject matter as his other three albums but he instead changed his sound and subject matter. True, he might lose some fans, but he’s an artist; he’s going to do whatever he wants to do regardless of what other people say. Kottke summed it up perfectly, “Someone stomped on Kanye’s heart and out squirted a great album”.