he just likes stealing shit. from everyone. especially the french.
first daft punk and now gaspar noe.
he’s the absolute worst.
Let me start by saying I am not a Kanye lover, but I do love roughly 25% of the work he has produced. I didn’t really like his use Daft Punk and I didn’t the video for All of the Lights, other than what I understand to be a direct imitation of Enter The Void (which is a good portion of it).
I understand why someone would hate him. He is media whoring dick, but hating him for ripping off other artists is a a denial of what hip hop is- the recontextualizing of other music into one’s own. Hip hop is stealing, without “credit” because it rewards those who already recognize the sample being used. He is paying homage to things he enjoys and hoping listener will enjoy it to. No one gives credit to any sample in hip hop. His personality, the quality of his work (especially when sampling great artists) and the appropriateness of his samples is different issue.
I know this probably won’t change your mind, but I thought I should provide a counter point. I’m okay with agreeing to disagree, because he is a dick and Stronger wasn’t as good as should have been (not that he should have given them credit).
Okkervil's drumming is considerably less characterful.
I was reading in an interview with Will Sheff where he said that while making the new album they recorded each track with the whole band at once, and that during some of the tracks they had two drummers at once. I can only hope that means that Travis helped record the new album.