Titled “Kanye West’s Wrong Direction”, Jim Farber (no relation!), writes:
By appearing as a solitary figure on a blank expanse – with his band banished to a place literally beneath him – West seemed remote, static and even lonely. Your average production of “Waiting for Godot” sees more action than this. Couple that with the dark lighting and heavy use of fog, and fans had little more to behold than a shadowy blur, relieved only by repetitive videos of explosions to simulate drama…
…Next time West may want to take a cue from one of his three opening acts –Lupe Fiasco – who came out all the stronger for letting two singers sometimes upstage him. A little humility goes a long way.
Ouch! I wonder how Yeezy is going to respond to this? Is Jim Farber right with his claims, or is he trying to use this review to draw attention to himself after seeing the way Kanye flipped on Entertainment Weekly? What do you think?
I think a vocoder diss song is probably in the works.