I think it was Bob Marley that said “One good thing about music is when it hits you, you feel no pain.”
It’s true, sometimes it works that way. But other times music can do just the opposite. Most likely if it does, then that’s what it was supposed to do. “Blame Game” on Kanye’s new album hit me pretty good on my way home from work tonight. And it wasn’t just “oh, this song is kinda depressing so now I’m sad.” No. It was more along the lines of “Holy shit I feel rage right now.”
I’m not even that big of a Kanye fan. Hell, I actually hated him for a while when he was going through his douche-bag stage of ruining acceptance speeches and claiming the president is blatantly racist, but I gotta give him credit for this one. You can always tell when someone puts their heart into something because when you see it or hear it or sense it in any way, you feel exactly what they felt when they were making it.