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Kanye West's 'Only One' featuring Paul McCartney: His worst-ever track?
Kanye West's 'Only One' featuring Paul McCartney: His worst-ever track?

It hits at the two-minute mark, the realization that “Only One" featuring Paul McCartney isn’t headed into that glorious West-ian stratosphere that we’ve come to expect over the past decade. At the three-minute mark, all hope is lost. The new track, a sparse ballad to West's daughter North featuring faint backing vocals from McCartney, was released just before midnight on New Year’s Eve. It doesn’t contain a beat – nothing, not even an “808s and Heartbreak” style billowy muffle. Just keyboard chords, gently, unenergetically moving through a vague melody that sounds like an offhanded Stevie Wonder sketch tossed into the trash for...

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