When you’re the biggest rock star in the world, fresh off your magnum opus, what do you do next? If you’re Kanye West, you make ’em unlike you.
On this episode of Critically Acclaimed, host Jake Ramirez and Connor McInerney talk Yeezus. Why did Kanye abandon the lush arrangements of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in favor of the stark and jagged soundscapes of Yeezus? How does the post-Yeezus era of Kanye’s career inform our understand of Yeezus? Is the beloved “Blood on the Leaves” actually the weakest point of the album? Let’s talk it out.
- Kanye West. Zane Lowe. Full Interview | BBC Radio 1
- Behind Kanye’s Mask | The New York Times
- Kanye West: The Making of Yeezus Extended Version
- Yeezus Walks: I Got Seized by the Spirit of Kanye’s Psychotic New Tour