Not too long after Lou Reed was released from a New York hospital after suffering severe dehydration, the rock legend is back in the news.

At the Talkhouse, which publishes peer reviews of artists' new records, Reed effectively put his stamp of approval on Kanye West's Yeezus. In the lengthy review, which is available in its entirety here, Reed commends West's lack of fear in the production of the record—which has been both marveled and vilified in its short life—noting, “He's really trying to raise the bar. No one's near doing what he's doing, it's not even on the same planet.”

For an artist such as Reed, whose career was often seen as transfixed on the unfiltered and untapped nature of sounds at his disposal, it becomes clear why he seems so fond of the album. And for some, that's exactly why Yeezus seems to be earning a less-than stellar reputation among casual fans.

Reed doesn't express full-on fondness of the release, however, saying, “Many lyrics seem like the same old b.s. Maybe because he made up so much of it at the last minute,” but that its not something, he feels, to be taken seriously.

It's an inspiring read that many may not agree with, but certainly sheds a newer perspective on how we view West and music.