POWER (track) by Kanye West
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From the album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (track #3)
POWER appears on the following album(s) by Kanye West:
- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (track #3) (this album) (2010)
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Brilliant sample and songwriting by Kanye, to incorporate the '21st Century Schizoid Man' sample fully knowing his public reputation at the time, and then the other little, minor details that make this track, like subtedly changing 'power' to 'powder' in the third chorus, to the way the synths and cellos double to play that bridge melody, to the maniacal, pitched-down demonic laughter at the end, to the way 'so exciting' transforms into 'suicide' leading to that 'beautiful death' outro. Every little detail. You could tell West was looking to make a fully fleshed piece of art, a full Greek tragedian story with this song and it still delivers every time. One of his finest works as an artist.
The combination of sounds and samples in the arrangement is just brilliant. The attention to detail that went into everything in the mix is really remarkable and it's also very groovy and catchy. Was played in stadiums and live events for a decade and counting. One of the more influential songs in the genre to come out last decade on American pop culture.
Probably the most motivating song I've ever heard.
I might not be Kanye's biggest fan, but this song is... WOW!
21st Century Schizoid Man!!
Screams from the haters, got a nice ring to it. i guess every superhero needs it's theme music.
Good use of King Crimson here, I don't get why people don't like it
This song gets me so pumped. That part in the middle with just the synth is so nice. Also great idea to sample 21st Schizoid Man.
Good, on, fast and nice in some ways
King Crimson AND Kanye? AHHHHHH!!!
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