Kanye West is releasing his new CD, “Yeezus,” on June 18th. This is the actual “CD artwork.” There is nothing there: no liner notes, no cover, no CD design. For someone with so much to say, is this a bold move, or a silly one? I’m not sure how I feel about this.
I think I might be the only one of The Poetry Question authors to enjoy Kanye, but I’m a bit confused by this move. I want to like it. I want to think that it’s bold, and that he’s “letting the music speak for itself,” but on the other hand, it’s kind of lazy.
The whole point of buying an actual CD is to appreciate the cover art, and read through the liner notes, like we used to do – or still do – with actual albums. I will not purchase the physical Kayne disc, as I have the other ones; I will instead grab it from itunes, or an “online source.” How do you feel about this?