Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The 11 Best Songs By Kanye West

Kanye drops his new album the same week he gives birth to a nameless baby.  Sadly, there's more press about the name of his baby than his new beautiful dark twisted release.

All that was trumped today when we lost a legend.  James Gandolfini passed away at the very young age of 51.  His irreplaceable presence will leave a big vacancy.  Tony Soprano is one of the best TV characters ever created. Reflecting on Tony's life, I can't help but see the similarities between him and Kanye.  Tony Soprano always questioned his place in his life facing the perils of his mortality.  Kanye questions mortality while facing the perils of his life.  Both speak out about injustice in very controversial ways.  Both believe in family (those related by blood...and those related by love).  And both dominate(d) in their medium.  The Sopranos set the standard for the new era of television.  Kanye has set the standard for hip-hop for the next decade.  Maybe Kanye should name his daughter Meadow, too.

RIP James.

Here are the 11 Best Kanye West Songs:

  1. Diamonds From Sierra Leone Remix (Late Registration)
  2. Stronger (Graduation)
  3. All Of The Lights (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy)
  4. Runaway (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy)
  5. Hey Mama (Late Registration)
  6. Monster (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy)
  7. Jesus Walks (The College Dropout) 
  8. Power (My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy)
  9. Flashing Lights (Graduation)
  10. Through The Wire (The College Dropout)
  11. Homecoming (Graduation)
Buy Kanye West's new album,!!


Bigplatts said...

Really good list, although I would have put Gorgeous and We Don't Care on their too. Plus you should hear his new album; thought it was a bit of a mixed bag but there's some great stuff on there; Black Skinhead is one of his best songs yet.

R.I.P to James Gandolfini, seemed like a really cool guy, and was really shocked that he died so young.

Jake Williams said...

Aw man what about "Crack Music"? Great live drum samples, nice vocal and some of his most hard-hitting lyrics ever, and that spoken-word outro!