That Was Fast, Kanye

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Never let it be said that Kanye West is a slacker: The latest version of “Love Lockdown” is up and streaming on his blog, only, what, 14 hours after he said he was reworking the track. Let the debate over whether or not this reworking is a cheat continue, but take note: The drums on the chorus absolutely slay. (And I’m starting to wonder if the lack of a bridge is actually something of a deliberate aesthetic choice, a way to sonically communicate the dying embers of romance that Kanye’s singing about. Capping said monotony off with a strangled, muffled scream only seems to underline that, you know?) [kanYe West: Blog]

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