And really, what else do you need to know?
The review appears on NYC-based The Talkhouse’s beta website and is a must-read. It doesn’t matter if you have already, plan to or never will listen to Kanye’s newest. Yeezus, people; this is Lou Reed reviewing! From Lou’s first para:
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.
You’ll have to keep reading to find out why Reed rates the opening instrumentation choice as “like farting” and why he thinks the coda to “I Am God” is “un-f*cking-believable.” Thank you The Talkhouse for this. Thank. You.