The Official Video For Kanye West’s “Monster” Is Finally Released

After Having Leaked In December 2010, The Official Video For Kanye West’s “Monster” Has Finally Been Issued

Way back in December, the video for Kanye West’s “Monster” was mysteriously leaked online. People immediately complained about the gory nature of the clip for what is unarguably one of the strongest cuts on “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” (it features Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj and Justin Vernon).

Well, the clip has finally been released in its official form. And you can watch it below. But if you found the leaked video hard to stomach, just keep your distance – the finished video for “Monster” is even gorier than the clip we all had watched last winter. Heads falling from shoulders are the least shocking thing you will see here.

In fact, Kanye went as far as to add a disclaimer that goes “the following content is in no way to be interpreted as misogynistic or negative towards any group of people. It is an art piece and it shall be taken as such.”

OK, you’ve been warned. If you’re not the faint-hearted kind, check the video now:

Kanye West’s “Monster” Gets Spoofed. This Time, The Muppets Sing It!

Kanye West's "Monster"Gets Parodied By The Muppets!

Kanye West's "Monster" Gets Parodied By The Muppets!

Good ol’ Kanye West and these demonic leaks that blight his life… Just last week, a rough cut of “Monster” set the whole Internet talking. And when that happens, the parodies are never too far behind.

Well, that is exactly what has happened. And who better to do a NSFW song than family entertainers like the Muppets?

Perversely enough, the true star of the clip is not Monster. It is Piggy. Judge by yourself…

Monster (REM) – Album Review

REM's Fourth Album For Warner. The Record Was Named "Monster". It Came Out In 1994.

REM's Fourth Album For Warner. The Record Was Named "Monster". It Came Out In 1994.

After the somehow pastoral textures of “Out Of Time” and “Automatic For The People” (with mandolins and orchestras taking center stage), nobody could have blamed the band if they wanted to rock out a little once more. And that is what they did on their 1994 release. Named “Monster”, it was a return to their basic sound, and one that elicited strong reactions both in the buying public and in critics. One thing is for sure: the album did leave no one indifferent.

Personally, I find the sound a little unimaginative, with the guitar always going “wahh, wahhhh, wahhhhh” and Michael’s voice left intentionally low on the mix and /or completely distorted (“I Took Your Name”). When the record kicks in (with the successful single “What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?”) I am momentarily thrilled, but I quickly become a bit bored until a couple of more subdued performances do roll in. These include the beautiful single “Strange Currencies” and the organ-pumped “Tongue”. The voice is crisp there, and it is easier to focus on the actual message. Continue reading