By Chaz Kangas
By Sound of the City
By Peter Gerstenzang
By Katherine Turman
By Chris Kornelis
By Brian McManus
By Ray Cummings
By Nicholas Pell
But he can't, really—hence "Runaway," "Hell of a Life," "Blame Game," and "Lost in the World," the second half of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and the sound of a man looking in the mirror, hating what he sees, and recording it for posterity anyway. Put that stretch of music up against This Is Happening's own "All I Want," "I Can Change," and "You Wanted a Hit," and decide which is more abject—or better yet, don't, unless you want to start wondering if Murphy fucks with the lights on, too.
It's an odd thing to say about a millionaire and a much-loved globetrotting DJ, but these artists sacrificed in 2010, pointing up their flaws and vanities in full view of anyone who cared to look. And we cared, of course. Murphy and West's elaborate celebrity lives may have seemed more vivid than ours at times, but as artists, they held up their end of the deal: What they lived, they made work about; what adoration and income they received from us, they used to make still more. They weren't perfect, no. But in 2010, they made listening worth it.
Bring back Christgau....this shit passes for criticism? Kanye West is an asshole? That's really the best you can do? Thanks for the insight....now I can get back to ICarly...
I only heard of these two from the bad stuff written about them; I never heard any of their music, I'm proud to say.
now is hope he'll know to too keep his damn big mouth shut before saying one word.....as you we all now know if you don't have a high school diploma graduating from your original class (instead of one's GED to believe that'll cut the mustard for those of such character as his) we have now speculatively observered........
Come on everybody... do you really not recognize that Kanye West is a Wanker, and he will grow up to be a bigger wanker? Please....
I want to thank James Murphy for giving me something to believe in in music in 2010. And I'm sorry he's choosing to leave.