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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Lou Reed Thinks as Highly of Kanye West as Kanye West Thinks of Kanye West

"No one's near doing what he's doing, it's not even on the same planet," Reed says of "Yeezus." Kanye West attends a listening party for his new album on June 10 in New York. (Photo: Shareif Ziyadat, FilmMagic) more
USA TODAY ( 7/2/2013 1:50:03 PM -08:00 )

Lou Reed Thinks as Highly of Kanye West as Kanye West Thinks of Kanye West
As Kanye West's amusingly self-aggrandizing interviews have proven, the rapper, recording artist, and father of a secondary compass direction is not lacking in the self-esteem department. (Case in point: West recently told The New York Times that he is “the more
Vanity Fair ( 7/2/2013 1:05:21 PM -08:00 )

Lou Reed reviews Kanye West's 'Yeezus'
Lou Reed reviews Kanye WestReed, who was released from hospital yesterday (July 1) after being admitted for severe dehydration, shared his views on West's sixth solo album on the website The Talkhouse. "There are moments of supreme beauty and greatness on this record, and then more
NME.com ( 7/2/2013 9:47:29 AM -08:00 )

Lou Reed On 'Yeezus': Rock Legend Reviews Kanye West's Album, Calls It
To say that Lou Reed has an affinity for Kanye West's "Yeezus" seems like an understatement. The word "beautiful" is used eight times in the Velvet Underground singer's new review of the album. Other duplicated praises include "fascinating," "poignant," more
Huffington Post ( 7/2/2013 9:37:48 AM -08:00 )

Lou Reed writes an amazing review of 'Yeezus'
Lou Reed writes an amazing review of It has Andrew W.K. reviewing Robert Pollard, Dean Wareham reviewing Daft Punk–basically pairing up the unlikely with the unlikely. Or maybe not? Today, a review on the site from founding Velvet Underground member Lou Reed hit the web and made more
Philly.com (blog) ( 7/2/2013 9:30:20 AM -08:00 )

Lou Reed Reviews Kanye West's 'Yeezus,' and He Likes It
Like him or not, Lou Reed is a man who certainly lets you know what he doesn't like (and there are a great many things that he doesn't). So is it surprising, or not surprising at all, that this rock 'n' roll contrarian and front man of the Velvet Underground would more
New York Times (blog) ( 7/2/2013 8:05:39 AM -08:00 )

Photo Gallery: Kanye West
9 / 10 Kanye's fifth album, 2010's sprawling and joyous 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy', was all like: “It's 2am, I'm pissed on the dancefloor, I'm a fuck-up, but whatever, love you!!!” 'Yeezus', its follow-up, sets its clock closer to 4am. “Still on the dancefloor more
NME.com ( 7/2/2013 6:26:59 AM -08:00 )

Album review: The passion of Kanye West's 'Yeezus'
CD • If there were any questions of whether or not impending fatherhood would bring out a softer side in Kanye West's music, the first few seconds his latest album, "Yeezus," quickly puts those issues to rest. Tweet. Photos. Kanye West · View photo gallery (1 more
Salt Lake Tribune ( 7/1/2013 10:22:29 AM -08:00 )

Best Albums Of 2013 (So Far): Who Made Our Top 10?
From Born Sinner to Yeezus, Bigger Than The Sound takes a look at the best albums of the past six months. By James Montgomery (@positivnegativ). Conventional wisdom holds that, musically, 2013 has been a rather upside-down year: Daft Punk didn't more
MTV.com (blog) ( 7/1/2013 3:04:50 AM -08:00 )

Lou Reed : ' Kanye West's Yeezus is majestic and inspiring '
Lou Reed : Veteran rocker Lou Reed has praised Kanye West as a "really, really, really talented guy" after turning music critic to review the rapper's new album, Yeezus. The Velvet Underground icon has shared his take on the the hip-hop star's latest release for online more
3News NZ ( 7/2/2013 2:02:32 PM -08:00 )

The Velvet Underground's Lou Reed Talks On Kanye West's Yeezus
The Talkhouse has always been a site for the musicians, letting smart and successful musicians speak on the current music scene or latest album releases. In their most recent review, they let the Velvet Underground's Lou Reed speak on Kanye's latest more
Prefixmag ( 7/2/2013 1:17:55 PM -08:00 )

Lou Reed Reviews Kanye West's New Album, Yeezus
Today, Lou Reed published his review of Kanye West's latest creation, Yeezus, on The Talkhouse. The 71-year-old songwriter and founding member of Velvet Underground forms a surprising view of Kanye's new album, which has been greeted with a splash more
93XRT Radio ( 7/2/2013 1:14:09 PM -08:00 )

Yeezus! Kanye West CD Falls Whopping 80% in One Week To Number Three
Yeezus! Kanye West CD Falls Whopping 80% in One Week To Number ThreeYeezus! Kanye West's cacaphony of an album took a beating in its second week on the charts.”Yeezus” fell a whopping 80% in sales in its second week, from number 1 to number 3. It was replaced by Wale (155,000 copies) and last week's number 2, “Born more
ShowBiz411.com ( 7/2/2013 12:23:41 PM -08:00 )

Lou Reed Celebrates Release from Hospital by Reviewing 'Yeezus'
That's right, Sweet Lou wrote about 'Ye's latest for The Talkhouse, a terrific new website launched by author/music journalist Michael Azerrad and some associates, which features artists reviewing the latest releases of the day. We'd already visited the site more
Yahoo! Music (blog) ( 7/2/2013 11:54:07 AM -08:00 )

LOU REED IS IN LOVE WITH YEEZUS
Lou Reed wrote a gushing, 2,000 word review of Kanye West's Yeezus for The Talkhouse, revealing in-depthly as to why he thinks West and his new album are on another level from anything else being done in music today. Other than one line about farting, more
Baeble Music (blog) ( 7/2/2013 11:48:31 AM -08:00 )

Lou Reed Wrote the Only Yeezus Review You'll Ever Need
So, Lou Reed loves Yeezus. LOVES IT. And we know this because the world's cuddliest curmudgeon was assigned a review of the album for The Talkhouse, and he turned in a gushing must-read rave that pings nicely between the conversations we've all more
Grantland (blog) ( 7/2/2013 11:32:54 AM -08:00 )

In Defense of Lou Reed's 'Yeezus' Review
As you've probably read, Michael Azerrad's musician-on-musician criticism site The Talkhouse published its highest-profile piece yet this morning: Lou Reed reviewing Kanye West's Yeezus. (The traffic seems to be periodically crashing the site, but if you can more
Flavorwire ( 7/2/2013 11:02:27 AM -08:00 )

Lou Reed Wrote 1800 Words on 'Yeezus' Because Why Not?
Anyone who's ever recovered in a hospital knows that the one thing you have is free time. Some people catch up on books. Some hang out with relatives. Some pen 1,824-word reviews on the latest hip hop albums. Noted author, songwriter and curmudgeon more
Fuse ( 7/2/2013 10:45:33 AM -08:00 )

300 LIKE THE ROMANS! Kanye West To Release "Black Skinhead" Video
300 LIKE THE ROMANS! Kanye West To Release "Black Skinhead" VideoEven though Kanye West's new album Yeezus may be a polarizing record for some, for others it's simply dopeness! And with so many standout tracks on a project consisting of only 10 songs, you're probably wondering what will serve up as the album's first more
Global Grind ( 7/2/2013 10:08:29 AM -08:00 )

Lou Reed Likens Kanye West's 'Yeezus' to Farting in Priceless Album Review
Lou Reed Likens Kanye WestYou may think you're all tapped out, Kanye West think piece-wise, but c'mon, it's Lou Reed! The Talkhouse this morning brings us a sprawling, fantastic Yeezus review from the man himself, who name-drops everyone from Axl Rose to Marlon Brando to more
SPIN ( 7/2/2013 9:44:28 AM -08:00 )