Crisp N' Fresh Vids: Seeing Stars? Got A Headache? You Just Watched Kanye West's 'All Of The Lights' Video

Monday, February 21, 2011

You know the feeling when you've read a book and then you go out and see the movie based on the book, and the movie really blows? Well, this is what happened with the video for "All Of The Lights" by Kanye West. The song is great. In fact, I played it just as much as "Lost In The World"  and "Devil In A New Dress" off of the still fab, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.Yet, when I sat down with the accompanying visual (which was directed by Hype Williams and stars Miss Model, Rihanna and Kid Cudi) on Saturday night, I regretted that loaded raspberry margarita I had that night. Epileptic moments commenced as I was taken into flickering typography, fluttering heads of Mr. West, flashes of Rihanna, and snatches of color panels. There were probably also subliminal messages woven into the typography bit that told me to kill my potted ivy plant Chester with chili grease...but maybe that was the margarita talking. Let's just say I was not impressed with this visual at all, as it was just a weak effort from all parties involved.

It's just so funny that there is more flashing lights in this video than in West's video for his 2008 single "Flashing Lights", my all-time favorite Kanye West song from Graduation. What gives?

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