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(Slate)   For 2013, Kanye West had the "most influential year of any pop musician in history." A few things this gets wrong: 1) Kanye isn't influential; 2) Kanye isn't a musician; 3) The Beatles and Stones would like to have a word with you   (slate.com) divider line 110
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2013-12-23 09:38:39 AM
You don't have to go to the Beatles or Stones, Subby, Miley Cyrus's ass had a bigger year than Kanye. The only reason I knew he had an album out this year was because of the naked-Kim-Kardashian-on-a-motorcycle music video.
 
2013-12-23 09:39:11 AM
Say what you want about Kanye, but he is a talented musician and producer.
 
2013-12-23 09:39:57 AM
ELVIS YOU DOLT!
 
2013-12-23 09:52:28 AM

Gonz: ELVIS YOU DOLT!


The black musicians Elvis stole from, you dolt!
 
2013-12-23 09:56:53 AM
Didn't that one guy put that Thriller album out in the 80s?
 
2013-12-23 10:00:53 AM
i161.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-23 10:09:31 AM
Hey that video with him and Kim influenced a lot of parody videos. So there is that.
 
2013-12-23 10:10:33 AM

Gonz: ELVIS YOU DOLT!


The musicians' strike of 1942-44 you dolt!

Long story short: musicians had a union back then. Big bands go on strike, preventing radio stations from playing songs with instruments in them. Record companies and radio stations get around it by signing bands led by vocalists who didn't need instruments, with Frank Sinatra leading the way.

Kind of a bad play by the union there.
 
2013-12-23 10:14:24 AM

vernonFL: Say what you want about Kanye, but he is a talented musician and producer.


A little early, they're not biting yet.
 
2013-12-23 10:16:27 AM
Subby, that headline is a HOTY candidate. Love it, good job.

Kanye has two good songs: Jesus Walks, and Golddigger. And Jamie Foxx more makes golddigger as fun as it is.

Other than that, yeah he's a pretty big clown.
 
2013-12-23 10:16:44 AM
Doesn't he hang around with hobbits?
 
2013-12-23 10:18:34 AM
For 2013, Kanye West had the "most influential year of any pop musician in history OF ALL TIME."

FTFY
 
2013-12-23 10:20:05 AM

oldernell: Doesn't he hang around with hobbits?


That episode is one of the best "South Park" episodes i've seen in a LONG time!
 
2013-12-23 10:26:08 AM
The only thing he's ever done that was (unfortunately) influential is causing musicians to act like genuine attention whores instead of garnering attention for being genuinely talented.  And that a goddamned shame.
 
2013-12-23 10:29:52 AM
FTFA:

"Lyrically it was an ill-humored stew of scattershot anger, juvenile shock-peddling, and preening, grotesque misogyny."

And I'm supposed to want to listen to it because... ?
 
2013-12-23 10:30:20 AM
Sounds like Kanye gave this guy a load of rash and a ride on the Khardasioan baloney poney for this comment.

As West remarked in that  Timesinterview all those months ago, "I am so credible and so influential and so relevant that I will change things." In 2013, Kanye West was the genius we deserved, even when we didn't.
 
2013-12-23 10:32:54 AM
there needs to be a Kanye West version of the "I bet the Jews did this!" image for Fark.
 
2013-12-23 10:33:31 AM
Is doing something that generates lots of mockery considered the same as being "influential?
If so, I think Miley wins again, Kanye.
 
2013-12-23 10:46:18 AM
Hey look it's this thread again
 
2013-12-23 10:47:52 AM

sure haven't: Subby, that headline is a HOTY candidate. Love it, good job.

Kanye has two good songs: Jesus Walks, and Golddigger. And Jamie Foxx more makes golddigger as fun as it is.

Other than that, yeah he's a pretty big clown.


Off the top of my head....

We Don't Care
All Falls Down
Get 'Em High
Through the Wire
Family Business
Last Call
Heard 'Em Say
Touch the Sky
Diamonds from Sierra Leone
Hey Mama
Stronger
Good Life
Flashing Lights
The Glory
Homecoming
Heartless
Power
All of the Lights
Blame Game

Kanye might be a clown, but he has a ton of good songs.

/Haters gonna hate
 
2013-12-23 10:48:08 AM

sure haven't: Kanye has two good songs: Jesus Walks, and Golddigger.


Not seeing it.

www.vinylsurrender.com
 
2013-12-23 10:50:56 AM
ih2.redbubble.net
 
2013-12-23 10:55:19 AM

vernonFL: Say what you want about Kanye, but he is a talented musician and producer.


He's mediocre at best.
 
2013-12-23 10:59:21 AM
Didn't he get ignored by the CEO of Burberry or something just the other day?
 
2013-12-23 11:01:35 AM
Beyonce was more influential in 2013, and she didn't even bother to promote the album she released.

 
2013-12-23 11:01:58 AM
Kim Kardashian reacts to Subby's blasphemy

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2013-12-23 11:03:14 AM

homarjr: Kanye might be a clown, but he has a ton of good songs.

I wanna fark you hard on the sink
After that, give you something to drink
Step back, can't get spunk on the mink



He's a bard, really.
 
2013-12-23 11:19:47 AM
This is the God's Honest Truth:  I do not know the title of, melody or words to, a single one of his songs.

Now, I'm a shut-in and generally not a pop fan..  but I can name / hear in my head some Bieber songs or the like.

The man is a tool.
 
2013-12-23 11:23:10 AM
Dude is trying so hard to be like Stringer Bell.
 
2013-12-23 11:30:23 AM
i gave kanye a chance...i watched BOTH performances of his on snl a couple months ago...absolute horrible dreck that i can't even consider music!

i think the ONLY song of his i can tollerate is "gold digger", and i really don't like it much, just kinda catchy.

i like the episodes of "cleveland show" with kenny west. especially the illuminati-style one with questlove, will.i.am, nikki minaj (whom i also cannot stand)
 
2013-12-23 11:38:32 AM
If you have to tell people someone is influential, he isn't.
 
2013-12-23 11:39:00 AM

vernonFL: Say what you want about Kanye, but he is a talented musician and producer.


While that may be true, his asshole personality completely overshadows it.
 
2013-12-23 11:41:07 AM
If you have to tell people someone is fast, he isn't.
 
2013-12-23 11:48:31 AM
homarjr:

Off the top of my head....

We Don't Care
All Falls Down
Get 'Em High
Through the Wire
Family Business
Last Call
Heard 'Em Say
Touch the Sky
Diamonds from Sierra Leone
Hey Mama
Stronger
Good Life
Flashing Lights
The Glory
Homecoming
Heartless
Power
All of the Lights
Blame Game

Kanye might be a clown, but he has a ton of good songs.

/Haters gonna hate


He wrote Heartless?  I love that one!

♫ Heartless, heartless,
Never, never out of control
Heartless, heartless
Ya keep on sinnin'
In the name of a-rock and roll ♫

www.concertblast.com
 
2013-12-23 11:54:11 AM

vernonFL: Say what you want about Kanye, but he is a talented musician and producer.


Those are two things I would not say about Kanye.  He is a talented attention whore and douchebag, though.
 
2013-12-23 11:54:20 AM
 
2013-12-23 11:54:48 AM

vernonFL: Say what you want about Kanye, but he is a talented musician and producer.


I was gonna say that he was not a talented musician or producer though.
 
2013-12-23 11:55:28 AM
Kanye's latest album just sounds lazy.  He may be a creative guy with some decent ideas, but I think he forgot that a decent idea by itself isn't worth much.  You have to do more than just layer some sloppy, uninspired sounds and laughably bad lyrics on top of your idea.  The lack of effort really shines through on every single track.

Lou Reed compared Kanye's latest album to Metal Machine Music, and I think it's absolutely true.  Metal Machine Music was Lou Reed's absolute favorite thing -- feedback from an electric guitar -- presented in its rawest form.  Yeezus is Kanye West's absolute favorite thing -- Kanye West's own hubris  -- presented in its rawest form.  Both are interesting.  Neither is good.
 
2013-12-23 11:56:35 AM

vernonFL: Say what you want about Kanye, but he is a talented musician and producer.


Does he play an instrument? No? Not a muaician then.

Autotune is not an instrument
 
2013-12-23 11:58:38 AM

homarjr: sure haven't: Subby, that headline is a HOTY candidate. Love it, good job.

Kanye has two good songs: Jesus Walks, and Golddigger. And Jamie Foxx more makes golddigger as fun as it is.

Other than that, yeah he's a pretty big clown.

Off the top of my head....

We Don't Care
All Falls Down
Get 'Em High
Through the Wire
Family Business
Last Call
Heard 'Em Say
Touch the Sky
Diamonds from Sierra Leone
Hey Mama
Stronger
Good Life
Flashing Lights
The Glory
Homecoming
Heartless
Power
All of the Lights
Blame Game

Kanye might be a clown, but he has a ton of good songs.

/Haters gonna hate


I think you and I have a very different interpretation of the meaning of the word "good".
 
2013-12-23 11:59:41 AM

Igor Jakovsky: vernonFL: Say what you want about Kanye, but he is a talented musician and producer.

Does he play an instrument? No? Not a muaician then.

Autotune is not an instrument


Musician ftfm
 
2013-12-23 12:03:15 PM

Crewmannumber6: [i161.photobucket.com image 350x350]


My dad just made a pilgrimage to the Joshua Tree Motel this weekend. He listened to Emmylou Harris the whole way.
 
2013-12-23 12:10:57 PM

Pentaxian: Crewmannumber6: [i161.photobucket.com image 350x350]

My dad just made a pilgrimage to the Joshua Tree Motel this weekend. He listened to Emmylou Harris the whole way.


Kudos to all of you. Great, great music.
 
2013-12-23 12:12:08 PM

vernonFL: Say what you want about Kanye, but he is a talented musician and producer.


you be trolling?

I have not heard a song he has ever done. Did he used to go by a different name? Is he one of those guys who switches it up every couple of years? Puffy? Diddy?

I honestly don't know...and don't really care to look it up.

Then again...this is probably the sort of music I don't really care to listen to.

NicktheSmoker listed some songs...I have never heard a single one...that I know of.
 
2013-12-23 12:16:52 PM
FTFA: Lyrically it was an ill-humored stew of scattershot anger, juvenile shock-peddling, and preening, grotesque misogyny.
Best description of rap "music" I've ever seen.
 
2013-12-23 12:17:42 PM
~~(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻.

Kanye is not giving credit where it is due. It is the autotune that is "most influential person in Pop Music" I mean everyone today uses it and gives it no credit. fark You all.

Also the most influential band/person has to be Elvis or the Beatles. In pop music, Madonna. Everyone tried to copy her.
 
2013-12-23 12:19:26 PM

NicktheSmoker: homarjr: sure haven't: Subby, that headline is a HOTY candidate. Love it, good job.

Kanye has two good songs: Jesus Walks, and Golddigger. And Jamie Foxx more makes golddigger as fun as it is.

Other than that, yeah he's a pretty big clown.

Off the top of my head....

We Don't Care
All Falls Down
Get 'Em High
Through the Wire
Family Business
Last Call
Heard 'Em Say
Touch the Sky
Diamonds from Sierra Leone
Hey Mama
Stronger
Good Life
Flashing Lights
The Glory
Homecoming
Heartless
Power
All of the Lights
Blame Game

Kanye might be a clown, but he has a ton of good songs.

/Haters gonna hate

I think you and I have a very different interpretation of the meaning of the word "good".


Hang on, you're telling me that people can have different taste in music???

THE HORROR
 
2013-12-23 12:20:24 PM

homarjr: sure haven't: Subby, that headline is a HOTY candidate. Love it, good job.

Kanye has two good songs: Jesus Walks, and Golddigger. And Jamie Foxx more makes golddigger as fun as it is.

Other than that, yeah he's a pretty big clown.

Off the top of my head....

We Don't Care
All Falls Down
Get 'Em High
Through the Wire
Family Business
Last Call
Heard 'Em Say
Touch the Sky
Diamonds from Sierra Leone
Hey Mama
Stronger
Good Life
Flashing Lights
The Glory
Homecoming
Heartless
Power
All of the Lights
Blame Game

Kanye might be a clown, but he has a ton of good songs.

/Haters gonna hate


GTFO!

/I do not mind your taste in music as that is "YOUR" Taste, but the word 'hater" needs to farking end!

For the rest of you.

31.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-12-23 12:27:57 PM

vernonFL: Say what you want about Kanye, but he is a talented musician and producer.


He is, but he's also overrated, mostly due to his insistence that he's the greatest EVAR, and his legions of fanboys that will absolutely flip out if you suggest otherwise. They even insist that the crappy "Bound 2" music video was intentionally bad for some reason.

/They are so much fun to troll
//Try it if you ever get the chance
 
2013-12-23 12:37:02 PM

Igor Jakovsky: vernonFL: Say what you want about Kanye, but he is a talented musician and producer.

Does he play an instrument? No? Not a muaician then.

Autotune is not an instrument


Unfortunately, it is becoming one. It worked for Cher that one time, but now it is becoming obnoxious. The person by the name of T-Pain is the worst contributor, and is credited to have made it popular.
 
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