There has been some buzz at work over the Kanye performance on SNL. Make no mistake, I found his performance on both songs to be absolutely dismal. David Berman’s claim that “all my favorite singers couldn’t sing” rings especially true for some of my favorites, but the underlying truth to those performers is a believability. Kanye’s off-key, vocoder synthesized bleating “keep your love locked down” paired cheese ball lyrics (complete with “danger zone” reference) with a lackluster delivery. The background graphics were fantastic, simple yet interesting, but in the end served as so much distraction from the simple yet uninteresting singer in front.