ALL OF THE LIGHTS VS. PI­ANO CON­CERTO NO. 22 IN E- FLAT MA­JOR:

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El­ton John, La Roux, Drake and Ri­hanna are just some of the guests on this record, which also has French horns, trum­pets, wood­winds and vi­o­lin. The rap­ping’s as slick as the ar­range­ment and West’s con­trol brings to mind Dr. Dre, if not James Cameron. Mozart’s song is a slow move­ment fea­tur­ing a clar­inet bas­soon and was writ­ten for Mozart, first and fore­most a vi­o­lin­ist, to per­form. “ Lis­ten to the aes­thetic of per­fec­tion,” Beecher says. “ There’s no other way this song could ex­ist.” The song’s com­pli­cated and sor­row­ful and the tin­kling pi­ano drips with angst, but All of the Lights is an al­bum high­light: Its at­ti­tude makes Swagga Like Us sound like Tay­lor Swift.

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