…it’s shit like this that makes people think rap is nothing but trash.
Here you have a visually beautiful video, nice concept, and a strong song. And then Kanye West comes in like a 14-year old kid going HAW HAW BOOBIES IN SPACE HAW HAW I WANNA PROBE YOU HAW HAW GET IT THAT MEANS I WANNA PUT MY PENIS IN YOUR VAGINA HAW HAW HAW.
It’s like a YouTube video that comes with its own idiotic YouTube comments built-in.
Blah blah kids these days, get off my lawn, etc. It wouldn’t bother me so much if rap like that would stick to pouring out of blinged-up Escalades. Who decides to trash up perfectly good songs with it though? And how does that conversation go, exactly? “Yeah, Miss Perry, great song but we’ve decided it will sell more copies if we have Kanye West interrupt you to talk about his penis.”
And no, I don’t believe all rap is trash, but I can’t believe that Kanye exists in the same musical universe as the good stuff.
You know what phrase I am sick of hearing? “I never knew about that”“We have CSAs in York County? I never knew about that” (Yeah, only for
Dear Internet: Recommend some Christmas albums, please.
I’m looking for serious suggestions of genuinely good Christmas music which you would put on your stereo while baking sugar cookies, wrapping presents, or just sitting around the fire. Not mall-muzaak schlock, not Weird-Al joke albums. Beyond that, the field is wide open. It could be as mainstream or as edgy and alternative as you like. Modern, classic, or even classical. Accoustic or electronic, Western or Eastern, Christian or Pagan.
For reference, the best Christmas album I own is Over the Rhine’s
"The Trumpet Child" "Snow Angels". But that’s also probably the only Christmas album I own. So – give me some suggestions!