RUNAWAY VS. VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 5 IN A MAJOR:
Mozart took music from other cultures and this piece is nicknamed The Turkish. The song gallops, waltzes and changes on a dime while remaining part of one risky, unrefined whole. Runaway, which has an accompanying 40-minute film, begins with a Kubrick-esque piano score and features a memorable chorus with The-Dream singing background vocals. An album highlight, the song is confessional, catchy and fresh, but Beecher doesn’t think it develops. Running over nine minutes, the song’s later noodling is self-indulgent, but West’s personality reigns supreme.