808s & Heartbreak

808s & Heartbreak

Talk of Autotuned-crooning and little else on a Kanye West album had the hardcore element of Kanye’s fanbase spitting blood. Never fear. West’s utilisation of pitch-correcting software immediately becomes justified on a listen to only the last few seconds of “Street Lights,” where a robotic Ye claims ‘life’s just not fair’ with the stone cold delivery of a guy who has had his heart ripped clean out of his chest. That’s what this is all about.