Tuesday, February 22, 2011
"All of the Lights"
this blogger that Wiliams ran out of imagination after a promising start. I think it's more likely that the Gaspar Noe references and roll call of famous guest stars are West's attempt to distance himself from the narrator of his song. That is to say, I think West doesn't want to inhabit the character of a violent dad in song so much as he wants to do the best song ever about a violent dad and then tell us about it. It's no accident that West is dancing on top of that police car instead of being put inside of it. His ego wouldn't have it any other way. Rihanna and Kid Cudi do feel extraneous, but the flashing light effects and credits at the end aren't just time filler; they serve notice that the fantasy is ending.