Hear Kanye West’s "808s & Heartbreak"

Go stream it. I could do without some of the sillier shit (“Robocop’s” absurd Stephen King references and the Dido-ready strings [Jon Brion’s lingering influence?]) but dude’s take on New Age dystopia is surprisingly, well, heartbreaking. Jam City, Yeezy’s the mayor, etc. etc. “Paranoid” and “Love Lockdown” are the obvious bangers, but even through the Autotune, it’s hard to ignore the hooks on “Street Lights” and beyond.