Saturday, December 31, 2011

Songs of the Year - #3 - "Runaway"

And yes, before you start with me, I do know that this one was also released in 2010. But for me, it was a 2011 song, and since the album from whence it came was released last November, I'm giving myself another mulligan.

I'm not a fan of modern rap per se, but there's no question that Kanye's 2010 album "My Dark Twisted Fantasy" richly deserved to top all of the year-end polls last year, including Pazz 'n Jop in the Village Voice. Even though I wouldn't want it for a steady diet, there's really little doubt that it was the best album released last year.

And this was the best song on it:

Kanye even shows some astute self-reflection here, something that at times has been in short supply.

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