Our Aunt Heady gave us the album 808s and Heartbreak by Kanye West a few weeks ago after we mentioned that we enjoyed a few of his singles (like Gold Digger!) and we've been listening to it nearly non-stop ever since. Kanye is known for his rapping, but this album is something completely different, and though we've tried, we just can't explain what it is that is so attractive about the music. This album seems bold, raw, and personal; unexpected from a man who wrote tunes like Crack Music and Drunk & Hot Girls.
"I'm not lovin' you the way I wanted to.
I can't keep my cool, so I keep it true.
I got somethin' to lose, so I gotta move.
I can't keep myself and still keep you too."
"If spring can take the snow away,
Can it melt away all of our mistakes?
Memories made in the coldest winter,
Goodbye my friend, I won't ever love again.
Quick vote: This album is incredible, and we're blown away by its depth. We recommend it to anyone who isn't afraid of a little R&B music and a lot of awesomeness! (Our father is not included in that group!)