Kanye West posts new song, gets bad feedback, re-records it

Kanye won't tell you where to stick your feedback
Kanye won't tell you where to stick your feedback

Last week, Kanye West streamed brand new track Love Lockdown on his blog. The fans' reaction was split: some loved it while others slammed the mixing and the rapper's use, or over-use, of Auto-Tune. Yesterday, Kanye posted again: "Your prayers have been answered!! There's a new version of Love Lockdown coming."

"We used new Taiko drums and I re-sung it… it's being mastered now," West continued.

With petitions for Metallica to re-record the mega-hyped Death Magnetic springing up all over the place, it's refreshing to see a household-name taking note of disgruntled fans. Of course, the fact that Metallica have already sold about a billion copies of Death Magnetic, makes their re-recording process slightly more complicated.

West did stick to his guns on one subject, though: "If you don't like Auto-Tune... too bad cause I love it and have been using it since The College Dropout."

Unconfirmed rumours have it on good authority that Kanye's next album will be called 808's & Heartbreak, hitting the shelves 16 December.

Tom Porter worked on MusicRadar from its mid-2007 launch date to 2011, covering a range of music and music making topics, across features, gear news, reviews, interviews and more. A regular NAMM-goer back in the day, Tom now resides permanently in Los Angeles, where he's doing rather well at the Internet Movie Database (IMDB).