The #13 record
on Q's Top 20 Albums of 2013
comes from a man who's done more than almost anyone to shape the sound of hip-hop and contemporary pop music over the past decade. He's also an artist who knows how influential he is... and who is not known for his modesty, false or otherwise.Kanye West's Yeezus
was hotly anticipated and it's fair to say the record delivered on the usual hype that attends any project he sends out there. Throughout his career, Kanye West has laid down classic, sample-driven cuts, big productions with sweeping arrangements, and all-electronic torch songs.
, more than ever, all those incarnations are at play on a collection of songs that charge ahead and brake for nobody. It's an incredibly inventive, diverse, record, and proof that for all he's done, this is an artist who's still keen to shape our musical future. Check out the video for his song "Bound 2" below.