3.24.2011

Who did it better? - Aphex Twin vs. Kanye West vs. Lonely Island



Today's Who Did it Better is tied between three folks. All three use the same foundational piano track, but take it in different directions.


But as Levar says, you don't have to take my word for it.  It's up to you (in the comments and on Facebook) to tell me... WHO DID IT BETTER?

Aphex Twin "Avril 14th".  Known for aggressive techno, Aphex Twin wrote the piano track on his double disc noisescape album Drukqs. I love this track.  There's a delicate teetering to it that I would love to replicate in anything I write.  Without any accompaniment, the track absolutely stands on its own.



Lonely Island "Iran So Far".  This parody song used the link originally without permission, but eventually secured it.  Memorable for crazy guest appearances by Jake Gyllenhal et al, this was a particularly incredible SNL Digital Short


Kanye West "Blame Game".  This song came up randomly today, and uses the loop effectively again to convey his ever so smooth rap stylings. With an intro by Justin Vernon of Bon Iver fame, the film is captivating albeit unofficial. Check it out!

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