Thursday, April 16, 2009

New K-Os Album

What a photoshop disaster.


I heard him on the Cbc a few days ago pimping his new album, his newly renewed (in his mind) street rapping cred, his freedom with this album and his label, how he names his songs (How I Wish I Knew Natalie Portman - "I was asked to change the original name, and that just came to me..." type thing) and his aspirations to move on to west-south-west America, cuz, he finds that he just has more to offer than Canada can take.

So, the album itself isn't that bad... Songs 1,3 and 5 are good... second half seems to fall off a bit.

But, who does he think he is?.. the White Stripes? "YES!"? So, you found a cutout that fit over an exit sign, thought it looked cool and decided to put it on the front of your cd?.. thought, might as well, just call the album that?.. wait a second, is that YES! sign a photoshop too?.. and an allusion that you're going back to your "EXIT" album roots?.. Bril. ugh... that album cover looks horrendous. Is that accoustic guitar photoshopped too?

I can say that some of the songs in there aren't bad all; it just seems like he's an artist working off one or two great original ideas a few years ago.. now he's just marketing (himself), hype, and trying to be something he's not (like I know the real k-os.. ). Anyway, just something not fully himself/genuine with his work lately, is the way I feel.

CD release party at Wrongbar, which apparently was two days ago... oh, such a timely log.

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