Kanye West - 'Yeezus'

Kanye West - 'Yeezus'

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...

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Kanye West - 'Untitled'

Kanye West - 'Untitled'

Hudson Mohawke recently premiered some new Kanye West songs during a DJ set in Poland. One has Yeezy rapping frenetically over a giant's burp of a beat. The other sounds like getting lost in space with a children's choir in tow. Both are signs of...

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Kanye West's Good Music - 'Cruel Summer'

Kanye West's Good Music - 'Cruel Summer'

Paging Dr Freud, paging Dr Freud, Kanye is back in the building! The rapper/producer whose megawatt talent is only comparable in size to the number of untreated psychological afflictions he reveals every time he opens his mouth, is here with a new...

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Kanye West feat Pusha T - 'New God Flow'

Kanye West feat Pusha T - 'New God Flow'

Kanye’s forthcoming ‘GOOD’ compilation has to satisfy a lot of ears, and judging by this cut it’s certainly going to. Pusha T goes toe-to-toe with his boss in cockiness, proclaiming “ I believe there’s a god above me, I’m just the...

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Live Review: The Big Chill Festival

Live Review: The Big Chill Festival

It may have a name that speaks of self-satisfied, smoothie-drinking mellowness, but be not fooled. Formerly a fuck-off rave-up known to insiders as ‘ Hippygeddon ’, this year’s Big Chill programme boasts a subtly brain-sizzling convoy of...

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Live Review: Coachella 2011

Live Review: Coachella 2011

There should be a law about bands only playing their hits at festivals. Your set is short, the beer tent is in no way near enough to where we are standing, and our friends are already muttering about going to see that other lot on that other...

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Album Review: Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (Def Jam/Roc-A-Fella)

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy...

Kanye West : douchebag, enemy of the state, incurable gobshite who’s annoyed more American presidents than Fidel Castro. A man with a head so unfeasibly smooth, it looks like he’s slowly evolving into a Madame Tussauds effigy of himself....

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10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week - Kanye West, The Ting Tings, Manic Street Preachers

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week - Kanye...

The sounds rattling round the skulls of the NME staff this week 1. Kanye West - 'See Me Now' After the uncomfortable spectacle that was Penitent Yeezy post-VMAgate or the existential ego crises that befell him after having his Messiah...

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10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week - Kanye West, Magnetic Man, !!!

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week - Kanye...

The sounds rattling round the skulls of the NME staff this week 1. Kanye West – ‘Power’ Kanye West has done a very good job in recent times of making himself appear like a prize berk in a number of public forums and media. As a...

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Live Review: Kanye West Wireless 2009

Live Review: Kanye West Wireless 2009

Just days after Blur’s triumphant Hyde Park comeback shows and you might have expected an air of hungover contemplation to settle over central London’s greenest acreage. Far from it. The Essex lads who chanted ‘Parklife’ all the way back...

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