Posted in music on January 19, 2011


"Yes, he sleeps on fur pillows, searches for marble conference tables on eBay, and has opinions about credenzas (whatever those are), but let no one say that in 2010, Kanye West's proletarian dreams weren't equally peculiar and rich. In a year of economic suffering and disastrous unemployment rates, West interrupted his own wealthy anomie to pen "All of the Lights," an incongruously star-stuffed song about a disoriented parolee trying to beat a restraining order and see his daughter, working out a brief reunion with her estranged mother: "Public visitation, we met at Borders." Shortly thereafter, the bookstore declared a real-life liquidity crisis and delayed payments to vendors, who in turn stopped sending the store books; bankruptcy proceedings may even now be pending." [Village Voice]
Cee Lo Green won best single. Full results of this year's critics poll at the Village Voice.



Comments (9)

The Voice ain't what it used to be, that's for sure.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2011 10:18 AM

Is The Voice still being printed?

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2011 10:25 AM

well, it is free, and toilet paper isn't, so it still serves some purpose for us NY'ers

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2011 10:27 AM

Yeah, everyone who mattered got canned anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2011 10:50 AM

jesus, people...

you guys will hate on anything and everything.
so this blurb was a little weak.

i still enjoy rob harvilla's column.

Posted by Sean | January 19, 2011 11:04 AM

Where's the Coachella post so that we can all complain about it?

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2011 11:17 AM

Speaking of canning people, they should make Harvilla a free agent.
Quite a smear-job he pulled on the Black Keys a couple years back.

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2011 11:23 AM

120 "writers" really put Vampire Weekends record in their top ten ?

who are these people ?

Posted by Anonymous | January 19, 2011 11:24 AM

10:18 - and neither was music in 2010-mostly slim pickings (and why Corin Tucker and Tracey Thorn didn't make the list, can't understand..)

Posted by donn | January 19, 2011 11:42 AM

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