True talent defies all stereotypes or standards. It doesn’t have to look like it just walked off the pages of a Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. True talent doesn’t have to be the paparazzi’s favorite target. True talent doesn’t have to hide behind vanity. True talent is Adele, and with the singer’s latest album, “21,” true talent has returned.
This year, The Decemberists are back with a brand new album titled “The King is Dead.” No, it’s not a tribute album to Michael Jackson. Instead, it’s an intelligent, well-thought-out, folk-infused album that seeks the attention of the sensible, intellectual listener, rather than the pop-culture-starving masses.
He titled it “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” I concur. Kanye’s latest album is just as he describes it — beautiful, dark, twisted, and a fantastic fantasy that pushes us past the limit of what we know to be music. Love or hate him. There is no one even close to being on his level of creativity. Denying that is simply foolish.