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Natural Born Show-off: Kanye West

Dorian Lynskey, Guardian, The, 5 August 2005

PRESS PLAYBACKS tend to be uncomfortable affairs. A record label, eager to unveil its latest prestige release but terrified of a stray copy leaking on to the internet, invites reviewers to some well-appointed studio or office, where they frantically attempt to get the measure of the record in one listen while politely tapping their toes.

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