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Yeezus

Kanye West

2013

Yeezus

Album Summary

Yeezus is the sixth studio album by American rapper and producer Kanye West. It was released on June 18, 2013, through Def Jam Recordings and Roc-A-Fella Records. West gathered a number of artists and close collaborators for the production, including Mike Dean, Daft Punk, Noah Goldstein, Arca, Hudson Mohawke, and Travis Scott. The album also features guest vocals from Justin Vernon, Chief Keef, Kid Cudi, Assassin, King L, Charlie Wilson, and Frank Ocean. Fifteen days before its release date, West enlisted the help of producer Rick Rubin to strip down the sound of Yeezus in favor of a more minimalist approach. The album has been characterized as West's most experimental and sonically abrasive work. It draws from an array of genres, including industrial, acid house, electro, punk, and Chicago drill. West's unconventional use of samples is also contained, as on "Blood on the Leaves", which contains a sample from Nina Simone's 1965 rendition of "Strange Fruit". No album artwork is featured on the release of the former, and the physical CD edition was released in a clear jewel box with only a strip of red tape and sample credits. Initial promotion included worldwide video projections of the music and live television performances. West released two singles from the album; "Black Skinhead" in July 2013 and "Bound 2" the following month. The release of Yeezus coincided with that of rapper J. Cole's album Born Sinner, which was moved back a week to coincide with Yeezus' release, leading to speculation about which release would sell more copies. Yeezus received widespread acclaim from critics, many of whom named it among West's best work and commended its brash direction, though public response was divided. The album was nominated for Best Rap Album at the 2014 Grammy Awards. The album debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling 327,000 copies in the first week of release, while also topping the charts in Australia, Canada, Denmark, New Zealand, Russia and the United Kingdom. It has since been certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), and was named by several publications as one of the best albums of the 2010s, including Rolling Stone, who later included it at 269 on its 2020 list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

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Rating

2.97

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4426

Genres

  • Hip Hop
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Sun Oct 03 2021
1

That was like a checklist for all the things I hate in music. Mainly the massive ego and all the talk about pussy and what he's gonna do to women. Shit music and about as catchy as a Sunderland beach ball. Didn't think there was a stand out track so it's not even a filler album. Just utter rubbish. I feel harsh on college dropout now because this is shitter and I gave that a 1.

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Sun Oct 03 2021
1

Cannot stand this clown. Total and utter knob who cannot handle fame or fortune very well. Bit shit at rapping too. He’s not exactly vanilla Ice

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Tue Aug 31 2021
5

I loved this so much more than I thought I would. Shit, man Kanyes reputation is both very deserved in regards to numbers, but he does get more hate than he deserves, this album is so creative, and still just a great listen. The autotuned bits reminds me of Travis Scott and makes me wanna barf, but it's not too bad. My most unexpected 5

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Sun Sep 19 2021
5

Loved how Kanye flipped the sound from twisted completely and went with an almost industrial, digital feel for this album. It’s the hip hop version of what Nirvana did between Nevermind and In Utero. At points the beats are extremely minimal and also jarring - he has no fear in just switching it up mid track and throwing out jump cuts left right and centre. Daft Punk produced the first three tracks and what a difference to the DP sound on RAM that year. Lyrically this album is self aware but also you can see where “this” Kanye is heading. It’s cold and challenging in many parts too and you have to respect the sheer balls this guy has. “As soon as they like you, make em unlike you”

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Mon Apr 18 2022
4

As Ye's most controversial album of all time, I think that it’s pretty cool. The first thing that I want to talk about is the production since it's such a mixed bag for me. On one hand, I do like the weird production on tracks like "New Slaves" and "On Sight". However, I hate th fact that on some tracks he just put these samples that are just so pointless. It was cool seeing Travis Scott working with Ye, I'll give the album that. This cover is up there with Ye's best ones. It looks like one of those kind of covers that people upload when the official album isn't even on streaming services. It's sad that this album didn't get an official vinyl release since it would be cool to see if they'd change the cover for it, but you should sadly just dream. I've heard some people complain about the lyrics on this track, mostly on "Black Skinhead" and "I'm In It", but I don't really see the problems with them. Sure, it’s annoying hearing him whine about not being accepted in the clothing industry and the Asian pussy line can give you a sour taste after (I'm so fucking funny), but I don't really think that Ye was trying to make the most lyrical album that he has ever made. Also, this definitely does not feel like an album. I'm not saying that 10 tracks is bad, since that is how many tracks I think an album should have. The thing is that My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy had this huge feeling about it, it literally felt like the album was made over an entire decade. So it feels like this was a mixtape just to have people not wait fucking 6 years for The Life Of Pablo, but I'm not complaining. Favourite track would have to be "Blood On The Leaves". The production is amazing, with the huge horns just blazing through the track. Ye just sounds hungry as a motherfucker, especially on the second verse. Least favourite track would have to be "Bound 2". It's not that it's sonically bad, I just don't think that the track fits the album. The entire album has very obnoxious production which can be good or bad, and this feels like a scrap over from an old Ye album. So, I really think that this album is the most underrated by Ye. 9/10

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Wed Nov 24 2021
1

The only good thing I can say about this album is that I found the sampling of Bound 2 to be groovy. Everything else was really bad. Like, the 'I feel gross and should shower now' kinda bad. I regret listening to this.

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Tue Aug 17 2021
5

Say what you will about the man, Kanye produces great art. Interesting and captivating throughout. A great album to workout or to motivationally pump up to. One of the best albums I've listened to from this site.

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Tue Aug 17 2021
5

So incredibly ahead of its time it's insane. I understand why people dislike this album, and there are certainly low points for me: I do not like I'm In It, regardless of the fact that all the reasons I dislike it are why it was made in the first place, and c'mon, "I keep it 300, like the Romans" ??, but there aren't many albums that give the listener the experience that Yeezus does. The beats and samples are iconic (love me some Waluigi Pinball-type beat on Guilt Trip), and production is of course fantastic. Does listening to this narcissistic trip in 2022 make me more uncomfortable than I would've been listening in 2013, given recent happenings with Kanye? Maybe. Does it change how I feel about this album? 5. Already Saved: Black Skinhead; Blood On The Leaves; Guilt Trip; Bound 2 Saved After Listening: New Slaves, Hold My Liquor*

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Mon Sep 13 2021
1

Great production values for an artist who is a extreme narcissist and who lacks talent. This album is boring.

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Sun Oct 03 2021
1

Nah, fuck off mate.

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Wed Nov 03 2021
1

I'm not listening to this narcissistic waste human flesh, no matter how "influential" his music is. Kanye West in an influencer to the decline of civilized society and nothing more.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
1

What's the appeal? The music is abrasive and just terrible, the rapping is... mediocre at best when it's not shitty. The lyrics??? Holy hell.... unimaginative, utterly stupid and sophomoric and distasteful. I mean, other than that I loved it. WTactualF Again: what is the appeal? Anywhere. This should have been a perfect album for me since I'd never heard Kayne before, I was legitimately excited. For exactly one minute. Now I know. I never need to hear this again. Ever. E.V.E.R. One of the most painful and disgraceful albums I've ever listened to front to back if not *the* worst. 0/10 not worthy of anything close to a star.

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Mon Aug 23 2021
5

This is a hard hitting album. It is super industrial, alternative, and even punk rap. This was different for Kanye. Every album he has made has a new feel. This one is a big example. The songs on this album that stand out are on sight, black skinhead, new slaves, blood on the leaves, and bound 2. One of his best to date.

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Tue Sep 28 2021
5

I wasn't ready for how much I'd like this, so creative. Favorite track is Black Skinhead

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Wed Oct 27 2021
5

unbelievable. fucking amazing.

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Wed Oct 27 2021
5

Don’t tell Taylor

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Wed Nov 10 2021
5

It's a brilliant album Sure Kanye is a fucking nut case and the blatant misogyny is all over this album but I have to give him his due it a masterclass in breaking Hip-hop norm

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Fri Nov 19 2021
5

I mean I listened to this on repeat in college, one of my ALL time faves and great to revisit

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Tue Dec 21 2021
5

On Sight - 10/10 Black Skinhead - 9/10 I Am A God - 9/10 New Slaves - 10/10 Hold My Liquor - 10/10 I'm In It - 8/10 Blood On The Leaves - 10/10 Guilt Trip - 8/10 Send It Up - 7/10 Bound 2 - 10/10 Final - 9/10

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Mon Mar 14 2022
5

After the maximalism of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West released the minimalist Yeezus. The album opens with a jarring synth which sets the stage for the aggressive confrontational lyrics. This may not be my favorite Kanye album, but it’s definitely the last great album he released

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Tue Sep 07 2021
4

Scientists are still working on determining the precise point Yeezy went from a genius disguised as an idiot to an idiot disguised as a genius, but Yeezus could very well be Kanye West at his most audacious—well, at least when it comes to his music and not being a general shithead. Between the aggressive electronic "oh shit, Death Grips is pretty good" sound and the conviction with which he delivers his rhymes (going all in whether it's frustration over bigotry or borderline moronic wordplay), it's hard not to be a captive audience to this record. He goes out swinging on more than one occasion (I'm In It is basically all of the album's lesser qualities congealed into a single track), but the rest is a reminder of how someone like Kanye could end up in his fucked-up position in the first place. Key Tracks: Hold My Liquor, Blood on the Leaves, Send It Up

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Mon May 16 2022
4

I love how abrasive and aggressive it is, it almost sounds retro futuristic from an alternate universe. But man, bound 2 is just so bad that it spoils my enjoyment from the end of the album. Oh well.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

I like it even more than when it came out. Love the beats

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Mon Sep 05 2022
4

Interesting songs. Cutting edge and forward thinking.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
4

It was a brave move to do a dark, industrial, electro album when all his previous albums sold so well. This was the first KW music I was exposed to, when it made the critic's lists upon release. I listened to Black Skinhead many times as I remember.

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Mon Nov 29 2021
3

I don't know Kanye West or Ye, or whatever his name is now, personally, but I've always thought he was a complete bell-end. But I put that aside in order to listen to this album. I actually really enjoyed the first 4 tracks I thought they were really interesting musically. And then it started to get a bit annoying. I still think he's a bell-end.

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Sat Sep 04 2021
1

I couldn't listen properly listen to most of the songs. I just don't see the appeal. The only ones I could listen to were Blood On The Leaves and Bound 2, with the latter being the only one I really enjoyed. 1/5 stars.

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Sat Sep 04 2021
1

This is garbage. Someone needs to tell Kanye 'no'.

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Tue Sep 28 2021
1

That was garbage. The music itself was mediocre, the rhymes and techniques were only occasionally engaging (I mean seriously, ending multiple back-to-back verses with the same word is like kindergarten-level prose) and the content of the lyrics was completely pointless. I honestly thought the album was meant to be self-satirizing, like some sort of commentary on how ludacris celebrity life has become, but alas I was just grasping for ways to give the album more credit than it really merits.

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Fri Nov 26 2021
1

this was actually terrible. i like some of kanye’s music, but this album literally had no redeeming qualities. it was literally just sending the same boring message but in somewhat different forms? it was just bad and literally anyone could do this, not impressive in any way.

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Tue Aug 23 2022
1

As much as I love hip-hop, this album doesn't deserve anything above 1. Utter garbage. Destroyed my hip-hop rating... Terrible.

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Wed Aug 18 2021
5

ja waar begin ik haha... laat me zeggen dat dit één van mijn all time favorite albums off all time is (daarom dat het in verpakking op mijn kast staat). Het is de afgelopen 2 jaar ook wel mijn favoriet Kanye album geworden, heel lang mijn minst beluisterde. Kanye was hier ook in zijn meest creatieve periode (tot nu toe). Hij kwam net van mbdtf en de watch the throne en de tour. Hij begon met zijn eerste stappen in de fashion industrie (waar toen veel vragen bij waren maar waar we nu van weten dat hij het gewoon helemaal veranderd heeft en ook daar één van de grote namen is geworden). You aint got the answers sway! Maar nu Yeezus: een album met zoveel betekenissen zowel in de lyrics als het geheel en daartussen. Zo sexueel getint is wat me het eerste opviel, dit is vooral omdat het een uitvergroting is van Kanye als persoon (yeezus) Laat me gewoon nummer per nummer bespreken en genieten. Wil je echt weten hoe next level deze plaat is: dissect podcast! ON SIGHT: YEEZY SEASON APPROACHING. oorspronkelijk niet als eerste nummer op het album maar wordt nu gezien als één van de beste album openers ooit (zie frodo zijn twitter). Ye zet dit als eerste op het album omdat hij wou choqueren, hij wou ook geen radioplay en wel dit ga je daar niet horen. (productie met daft punk) favoriete lyric: het koor natuurlijk met Oh, he'll give us what we need, It may not be what we want. want zo voelde vele zich na het eerste keer te luisteren naar Yeezus. BLACK SKINHEAD: aanrader de live snl versie. Ultieme workout track. De energie en rage die ik hiervan krijg kunnen enkel wat denzel curry nummers benaderen. favoriete lyric: aaaaaaah I AM A GOD: kanye is een god. Justin Vernon is een engel en de combo is hemel (later meer hierover) . featuring god himself. favoriete lyric: In a French-ass restaurant Hurry up with my damn croissants; is gewoon iconisch NEW SLAVES: Dit nummer hoho één van de beste van de afgelopen 20 jaar. Kanye laat zien dat er nog steeds racisme is in USA en dit niet enkel tegen de iets minder bedeelde. Also hier praat hij al over hoe dat de gevangenissen in USA gewoon een grote business zijn, later gaat hij en Kim er ook echt voor vechten om mensen die fout in de gevangenis zitten eruit te halen, walk the talk bro. En na deze geweldige politieke lyrics, krijgen we een stukje muziek dat zo mooi is dat ik er altijd kippenvel van krijg en soms (vaak) een traan bij laat. NEW SLAVES OUTRO: Strooi mijn assen uit op deze muziek! Dit is zo mooi, geweldig sample van een geweldig hongaars rock nummer, een prachtige frank ocean stem en kanye die zegt dat je het gewoon zelf moet doen cause i can't lose and i can't leave it to you! Als ik ooit gehoordschade krijg dan is het door deze 1 minuut 26 van next level muziek. HOLD MY LIQOUR: ooooh hier is de hemel weer, Deze plaat maakt me droevig en hype tegelijkertijd. Deze luister ik het liefst om 3 uur snachts na wat teveel gedronken te hebben en me wat alleen te voelen. chief keef gaat zo hard op deze! favoriete lyrics: "Baby girl, he's a loner, baby girl, he's a loner" Late-night organ donor, after that, he disown ya After that he's just hopeless, soul mates become soulless "When it's over it's over," and, bitch, I'm back out my coma. IM IN IT: yo this is nasty, kan ik niet spelen op luidspreker. naast de sexuele handelingen die kanye hier zeer duidelijk beschrijft, krijgen we weer een heerlijk Justin vernon stemmetje en een nummer gevuld met politieke boodschappen. favoriete lyric: Time to take it too far now Uh, Michael Douglas out the car now; kanye loves movies BLOOD ON THE LEAVES: Wat is die drop hoho?? Aretha Franklin I love you. Deze maakt me weer droevig en hype tegelijkertijd. favoriete lyrics: Now you sittin' courtside, wifey on the other side Gotta keep 'em separated, I call that apartheid en ook wel het begin: I just need to clear my mind now It's been racin' since the summertime GUILT TRIP: Weetje: kid cudi en kanye hadden niet echt een goede relatie op dit moment en kid cudi wist niet eens dat hij op het album stond tot hij het hoorde. maar toch goed dat kanye hem stiekem op het album gezet heeft, favoriete lyric daarom ook: If you love me so much then why'd you let me go? (minst favoriete nummer van het album) SEND IT UP: oooh deze maakt me weer hype en droevig op het einde damn. yeezus you are tearing me apart She say "Can you get my friends in the club?" I say "Can you get my Benz in the club?" If not, treat your friends like my Benz Park they ass outside 'til the evenin' end -toxic level 9000 De outro heb ik minstens 1 keer per dag in mijn hoofd. BOUND 2: Jerome is in the house watch your mouth Prachtige videoclip nocap, Charly Wilson is hier efkes de koning. deze is zo geniaal, het heeft weer van die vieze lyrics maar ook weer van die mooie en romantische? En oh de muziek op zich is zo mooi. Kanye begon na dit album ook gewoon zijn gezin te stichten want hij en YEEZUS vinden de vrouw van hun leven...maar Jerome is back in the house (Jerome wordt gezien als nasty vrouwenzot Kanye) favoriete lyrics: What you doin' in the club on a Thursday? She say she only here for her girl birthday They ordered champagne but still look thirsty Rock Forever 21 but just turned thirty Start a Fight Club, Brad reputation One good chick is worth a thousand chickens - kanye live (weer een aanrader) en natuurlijk Charlie Wilson zijn bridge die next level is. Deze had ik zo graag live gezien, zeer goede tour show waarvan de rants ook zeer interessant zijn om live te bekijken (zeker opzoeken) Ik heb hier vooral mijn eigen mening gegeven maar er zit nog veel meer achter dit album youtube staat er vol van dus ik raad aan om er meer over op te zoeken! Danku Kanye voor dit album!

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Wed Aug 18 2021
5

6 Yoooo!!!! De productie van elk nummer is gewoon iconisch man! ik moet toegeven dit album stijgt echt in waarde elke keer ik het afspeel, wordt beter en beter. Ik verwacht nog veel kanye in deze lijst maar dit is al een zeer goede start hoho genieten! Ook even shout out naar kid cudi op guilt trip! kijk ook uit naar Dries zen disection

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Thu Aug 19 2021
5

I Dont really like rap, but this is a great surprise

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Wed Aug 25 2021
5

Amazing album. The first time I ever listened I was very mixed, especially jarred after the intro On Sight, and gave it like a 5/10. But now everything has clicked and I love this like his earlier work. Bound 2 is top 3 Ye songs

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Sun Sep 19 2021
5

Kaynye at the peak of his powers. A force of nature.

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Wed Sep 29 2021
5

Irgendwie genial, wie zurückgenommen aber brutal die Mittel des Album verwendet werden, spartanisch und doch scharf gewetzt bestückt und cranky/noisy wie bei The Knife’s „Shaking the Habitual“ und in den krassen Breaks, die eigentlich wie mal eben reingeklebt wirken, ein klein wenig melancholischer Trost verströmt wird...hat für mich etwas, was die Zeit überdauert und sogar mit der wachsenden Scheisse um uns herum immer klarer die damit anbrechende Zeit vertont...irre, wenn etwas so voraus ist, dass alles, was kommt, erst sich diesem Werk, das den Spirit vorweg zu nehmen scheint, anpasst. Das Teil funktioniert zudem in sich und seiner eigenen Zeit zum Möbius verdreht wunderbar auf repeat. Visionary 4.7

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Thu Sep 30 2021
5

Ye is god

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Sun Oct 03 2021
5

Five stars despite Kanye's sometimes shoddy vocals and fucking autotune. The beats are different gear.

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Sun Nov 07 2021
5

Another modern classic from Yeezy; the kind of thing that makes you say "what was he thinking?" on the first listen, but gets more compelling every time you come back to it. It's raw, arrogant, and unfiltered in the inimitable Kanye style. How many other artists could assert "I Am a God" without sounding the least bit corny? His incredible success is tempered only by his own self-destructive tendencies - on "Hold My Liquor" (possibly my favorite on the album, although "Send It Up" is a strong contender), Kanye reenacts a superstar's bender, the sort of horrific "the rules don't apply to me" story that make up a superstar's day-to-day. (And what good is being a superstar if you don't have some Mike Dean synths to back you up?)

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Thu Jan 13 2022
5

I LOVE this album. A lot. Too much. Like, it isn't perfect and a few songs are just fine (e.g. Hold My Liquor and Guilt Trip) but when it hits it really hits. Some of my all-time favorite ye tracks come off of this album (New Slaves, Bound 2, Black Skinhead, Blood on the Leaves, in that order) and the whole things is just a vibe. I'm In It and On Sight are pretty good, too. It just encapsulates ye's attitude and lo-fi era perfectly (I Am a God) and the lyrics are consistently hilarious and iconic. It's just. Great.

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Sun Feb 06 2022
5

Great Ye album, as much as I dislike the dude

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Wed Apr 27 2022
5

This is probably my favorite Kanye album. On sight and black skinhead are all time bangers and bound 2 is also hella good

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Fri Apr 29 2022
5

Ah yes. Death grips-lite. I fuck with the album the long way. Easily my favorite Kanye.

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Fri May 13 2022
5

A mastapiece

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Fri May 13 2022
5

One of Kanye's finest works, and definitely one of the most formative albums of the decade.

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Mon May 16 2022
5

Obviously a 5 stars

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Mon May 16 2022
5

Very Dope, unhinged follow up to MBDTF, probably closer to a 4.5 than a 5 though.

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Fri Jun 03 2022
5

Highlights: Black Skinhead I Am A God Hold My Liquor I'm In It Blood On The Leaves Bound 2 Artwork: 1 / 10 Rating: 9 / 10

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Fri Jul 08 2022
5

one of my favorite albums of all time. great lyrics, but genuinely perfect production. i dont think we’ll ever see an album like this again, hold my liquor and bound 2 are top 5 and blood on the leaves is top 1. to get the most out of it, play it over headphones and turn it up until the bass plays through your whole body. this listen i great to appreciate i’m in it a lot more, assassin is so good on his feature, i’m shocked i havent listened to anything of his before. this album is quite divisive, and for good reason, but to me it’s a true masterpiece. my favorite album we’ve heard so far, will likely be in my top 5 for the entire list.

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Sun Aug 28 2022
5

2nd favourite Kanye album. After the luxury of Twisted Dark Fantasy, the decision to strip back the beats and make it more industrial was a great move and really moved things forward. The album drips with energy. It moves me. The level of arrogancy is great. God features on a track. French bakers wrote a letter because of this album. The pacing and shifts in energy of "Blood on the Leaves" is perfection.

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Sun Sep 04 2022
5

Tous les écarts de comportements de Kanye sont pardonnés dès lors qu'on écoute sa musique.

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Sun Sep 11 2022
5

From other ratings I’ve seen i know that rap tends to get rated lower, whether it be preference or more… melanin related reasons, this is at least a 4 (ima give it 5 imo) it’s great.

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Wed Sep 14 2022
5

Yeezus just rose again

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Mon Sep 19 2022
5

Kanye's best album.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
5

short and to the point. unique beats, no mumble mouth auto-tune garbage. 5.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
5

didn't like this album much when I first listened years ago. as time has gone on, I've grown to absolutely love the sound. wish we would've gotten a yeezus 2, but wash me in the blood was a nice callback to this type of sound. love it. gym banger. blood on the leaves is 10/10.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
5

Incredible music. Fav track: New Slaves

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Wed Oct 12 2022
5

*Russell Westbrook eating gif* Favorite track: Blood on the Leaves

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Wed Oct 12 2022
5

Masterpiece

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Thu Oct 20 2022
5

One of the best albums ever

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Mon Oct 24 2022
5

This sometimes is my favorite Kanye album depending on my mood. I could not re-listen to this after his most recent crazy-ass rants and blatant racism.

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Sun Nov 13 2022
5

Even more than *My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy*, this record is the ultimate postmodern masterpiece Kanye West left us. *Yeezus* is eerie, weird, gritty, inventive, layered, dadaist, hilarious (sometimes unwittingly, but does it matter?), angst-ridden, dark, manic, megalomaniac, self-deprecatory, ironic, earnest, dumb, bright, noisy, melodic, mellifluous, groundbreaking, flavored, tasteful, distasteful, mysterious, nocturnal and unpredictable. This album is *absurd*, in all the senses of the word--absurdly good and absurdly nonsensical all at the same time. The scope of different emotions it can make you go through (some of them unsettling) is potentially infinite. It's a definitive artistic statement, blurring the lines between genius and madness. Obviously, it's quite difficult to enjoy listening to this album today. Given what Kanye has become in the ten years that separate us from the release of *Yeezus*, it's near-impossible not to think about the freak the man is in 2022, even as you listen to that gem he recorded in 2013. If only because some of the seeds of his current downfall were actually sown during that period... At the time, artistry still had the upper hand, not delirious episodes fuelled by paranoid takes about world politics (at least that we know of). But the equation is reversed today, sadly. Kanye should take his prescription pills, and steer away from despicable far-right rhetorics and conspiracy theories. The "genius" is very much the ultimate fool here, a pawn in a larger shameful game in which crooked politicians and shameless business interests have used him to unsavory ends. A tale of hubris if there is one. That being said, and in a somewhat strange way, close to schadenfreude, I actually hope West keeps on self-sabotaging his career, one that's quite meaningless *now* anyway, and that he goes bankrupt as a result. He needs to pay for the negative and even potentially dangerous impact his actions and sickening public statements have made in America. Ironically, him being the sacrificial scapegoat of a rotten society that direly needs to cleanse its political sins would unwittingly be akin to an artsy gesture--some sort of real-time "happening" that would at least tell everyone a lot about the dangers of putting money, fame and ego first, instead of ethics, decency or empathy. I think this here is the heart of the "Tragedy Of Kanye". I just pray he doesn't seriously hurt anyone in the course of his demise, just as he keeps on hurting himself. I can't listen to *Yeezus* this year, not with what the man has become. But once we're rid of his disgusting public persona, maybe we'll be able to later return to the many stellar hip hop albums he gave us in the past, and enjoy them for what they are. At least if nobody else suffers as he goes down in flames... I think I'm worried, though. Does anyone else feel that way in here? Number of albums left to review: 739 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 129 (including this one--unless something *really* bad happens) Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 65 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): 68

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Fri Nov 25 2022
5

Pravi omjer ludila

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Tue Aug 17 2021
4

Saved Prior: Black Skinhead, New Slaves, Blood On The Leaves, Bound 2 Off Rip: On Sight, Hold My Liquor, Guilt Trip, Send It Up Cutting Edge: None Overall Notes: This album is very good. I saved 8/10, but tbh these songs are so abrasive that I can't really give it a 5. I understand that that's the point but that doesn't mean I have to like it. 4.5 rounded down.

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Wed Aug 18 2021
4

Ik vond het zeker een leuke listen. Ik kan er zelf niet zo goed een genre opplakken. Guess dat kanye zen eigen genre zo wat heeft. Wel vond ik het heel innovatief met op momenten toch wel gewaagd. Ik ben nog niet helemaal verkocht maar het heeft me wel meer zin gegeven in Kanye. Ik ga dit, en de andere albums, zeker nog eens luisteren. But so far a 4, might grow on me tho

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Wed Aug 25 2021
4

a bit experimental even by kanye's standards, but still really enjoy a lot of the songs. blood on the leaves will eternally be a banger

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Sun Sep 19 2021
4

More amazing production and hilarious rhymes. Very few low points.

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Sat Sep 25 2021
4

Not my genre but worth a try

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Wed Sep 29 2021
4

Bedrohlich, elegant, enigmatisch und stumpf in die Fresse. Musik für moderne Droogs jeder Farbe. Schwanke zwischen Angst, Ekel, Bewunderung und Extase.

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Wed Sep 29 2021
4

Переслушать. Очень задротский по саунду альбом

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Thu Sep 30 2021
4

When Kanye is on, he is fantastic. Bold, brash, inventive, always fascinating. Though as an old white man, i won't be singing along with many of these lyrics, it really is awesome.

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Thu Sep 30 2021
4

He's a great musician. A bit controversial. But no denying the talent.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

This kind of passed me by at the time and his subsequent twattishness has definitely stopped me listening to early work but glad this came up. Can see the immense talent he has / had.

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Sun Oct 10 2021
4

I might be the one of the last people to be unfamiliar with Kanye West's music. This album surprised me. I was not epecting the depth and poignance of the lyrics. He is really talented in his use of language and rhymes. The music definitely is in service to Kanye's words and that's OK. The music did not grab me on first listen. The production is spare and unconventional to me but I think with more listens would come greater appreciation. 4 stars

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Wed Oct 27 2021
4

Really enjoyed it this time around. I feel like every time I listen to it it gets better.

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Fri Oct 29 2021
4

3.75/5. Honestly, I expected more. This album was definitely more experimental than I thought it would have been. The sounds are definitely different and cool.

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Fri Nov 05 2021
4

honestly a great album the songs for themselves are great creative and have a strong message, musically it doesnt get boring

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Sun Nov 07 2021
4

I just talked to Jesus He said, "What up, Yeezus?" I said, "Shit—I'm chillin' Tryna stack these millions" Album je jeben. Bolji je sada nego što mi je prije bio. Ovo je najagresivnije što će se čuti od gospodina. Iz pjesme u pjesmu sve bolje i bolje i onda dođe Blood on the Leaves, savršenstvo od pjesme. Sve u svemu obavezno štivo za svakog fana Kanjeta.

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Wed Jan 12 2022
4

As a guy who doesn't particularly like rap, I enjoyed this album. I probably won't revisit it but I'll speak highly of it if it comes up in conversation.

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Mon Jan 24 2022
4

1-4 seem to be a coherent story. Fun production - Glitchy full of impact Track 3-4 Are most fun

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Fri Feb 18 2022
4

Genre bending. Enjoyable beats.

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Wed Mar 02 2022
4

An instant classic, remember the day this came out. Was never a big fan of TLOP so this one is where my love affair with Kanye ended. If only he stuck with the power and political critique over the bible thumping.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
4

03/09/2022 This man is so annoying thanks to his public persona and association with Kim. So rich and still so angry. Can't lie though... the beats and lyrics are on fire.

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Mon Mar 28 2022
4

Interesting. Not one for when Sir Dennis or the vicar comes over

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Sun Apr 10 2022
4

3.5 but ill round up for jack

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Thu Apr 21 2022
4

classix

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Fri Apr 22 2022
4

kanslay

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Fri Apr 22 2022
4

He’s had better. 4.0/5

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Wed Jun 15 2022
4

As much as I hate Kanye's ego, the first two tracks have me interested. BLKKK SKKKN HEAD has a great, light swing with very grounding textures. New Slaves has a big juicy hook. Bound 2s music video is stupid, but the song is alright. pretty solid record on the whole. a lot of musical texture to give it body.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
4

Whatever this guy does is different and innovative. The music was cool, though not his best, but his rapping and passionate delivery might be his best ever.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
4

What an adventure. You get both Kanye addressing the exploitation of black people by the entertainment industry and also Kanye just saying he’s god or talking about drug trips and sometimes they’re the same song.

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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

Brilliant

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Fri Jul 29 2022
4

This is kind of a weird one but I respect it. Definitely one of this generation's most important provacateurs.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
4

Kanye West seems like an extremely annoying person, but I have to say, I think I like his music

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

Never listened to his albums before cos he's such a bell end but this was actually pretty good. He's famous for a reason.

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Sun Sep 04 2022
4

Cet album de notre ami Kanye est sans doute un poil trop expérimental pour moi, et dieu sait que j'adore les expérimentations. J'ai même vu plusieurs fois les Chemical Brothers en concert et ces derniers n'ont jamais rechigné à mélanger des solutions chimiques a priori totalement immiscibles. Comme quoi...

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Mon Sep 26 2022
4

His last great album. Industrial and cold beats fit perfectly with his obsession about rapping about how many people he's shagging - like that guy at school how definitely had a girlfriend, she's just at another school and you definitely wouldn't know who she is. Best Tracks: On Sight; Black Skinhead; New Slaves

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Fri Oct 07 2022
4

Surprisingly good album, although he's bat shit crazy, his craft is unquestionable. Not sure what he's banging on about but his metre and wordcraft are pretty good. Also enjoyed the beeping bleeping tracks and crunchy electronic sounds.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
4

It's tough to split up the album from the artist. I hate to assume that this album is an excellent piece of modern hip-hop made by someone who may not deserve to be recognized by anything (independent of any possible psychological problem, this is not a forever excuse for everything Ye has supported over the years). I'll concentrate on the Wikipedia page that clarifies that this album is much more a result of collaborative work from many artists than Ye himself.

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Mon Nov 07 2022
4

Once again, bad timing, but can't deny it's a great album.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
4

What an album. I've loved kanye's music ever since this generator sent me MBDTF, which I would say is a stronger record, mostly due to the lackluster lyricism that unfortunately dropped this album to a 4. Love the production from Daft Punk, and how the project hangs together (the album was overseen by Rick Rubin) and the concise, 40 minute runtime works fantastically. The cold and industrial sounds (a total change from the grandiose rap of MBDTF) conjer compelling grooves and hooks throughout, and when the synthesizers give way to a beautiful, real emotion the album is given a whole other level of sonic depth and emotional resonance. Overall a record that is likely to only better with time. A great record.

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Sun Nov 13 2022
4

Like Morrissey, I long for the good old days when Kanye was just a ridiculous egomaniac, before he held or started expressing abhorrent views. This album dates from the harmless egomaniac era and it's easy to see how it drew critical acclaim and had mass appeal. A mad mix of genres and tempos, but catchy and engaging throughout, this is an exhilarating listen. Rating: 4/5 Playlist track: Black Skinhead Date listened: 12/11/22

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Tue Sep 07 2021
3

Music was fine even if Kanye did his best to get in the way.

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Tue Sep 07 2021
3

Better than I thought it would be

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Tue Sep 14 2021
3

Yeezus is on the list? Why is Yeezus on the list? I guarantee most listeners on this site will not give this album a generous rating. Honestly I don't blame them; Yeezus is far from West's strongest album and marks his exploration into more experimental hip hop. It is also, in my opinion, his most confident album. It is oozing with machismo and loud production. West wants to make sure you really hear him. Well, I heard it. And it's pretty damn good. Not great, but pretty good. It loses a bit of steam after New Slaves and takes a while to pick back up, but the product as a whole is undoubtedly a complete product. Here's the kicker about this release: every West album from here on out would be a mess upon rollout. The Life of Pablo would see post-release changes to the tracklist, Ye was lead by two controversial singles that are not on the album, Jesus Is King kept getting pushed back surrounding listening parties and a film, and, lastly, Donda is the most recent of West's bizarre releases with more pushbacks and listening parties. Here's the truth: at the time of Yeezus, Kanye West was THE hip hop artist. With a unique creative vision and total freedom in how he approaches his work, the music industry had little-to-no control over him after this album. This is a benchmark in West's career in more than one way, and I have no doubt that his mental health had some part to play. But, all in all, West is unmatched in the current landscape of hip hop: this album could be considered proof of that. I'm tired, you're tired, Jesus wept.

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Mon Sep 20 2021
3

2nd listen stn. Getting better

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Thu Sep 23 2021
3

The decline of Kanye is so apparent here. Some of the good stuff is great, but man, there’s some garbage on here.

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Sat Sep 25 2021
3

I don't get it. I just...I don't get it. I liked the Steve Miller sample on "Guilt Trip", some of the lyrics were clever, but mostly, I just don't get it. I'm glad I listened to it, but I'm not really sure I'll ever go back to it.

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Tue Sep 28 2021
3

Esperava mais...

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Tue Oct 05 2021
3

Some trash

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Tue Oct 05 2021
3

Hip-hop. Ni fu ni fa.

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Wed Oct 27 2021
3

Test

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Sun Nov 07 2021
3

Ne znam jesam ikad poslušao više polarizirajući album. Iz takvog jebenog savršenstva zna preć u čisto smeće honestly. Svakako, uvijek više gledam na ovo bolje, sou.

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Mon Nov 08 2021
3

The production on this LP is pristine - massive walls of synths cascading into quieter passages with some hard-turn samples thrown in for good measure. The bars usually rise to meet the occasion, but there are some lyrics that stick out like a sore thumb with their datedness or slightly cringe viewpoints.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
3

A somewhat awkward and amateurish work despite the impeccable fusion of electronics and vocals, the impeccable collages, the impeccable production. (5/10) FT: Blood On The Leaves

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Sun Jan 02 2022
3

Whilst admirable for a mainstream artist to reinvent their sound so dramatically from album to album, Yeezus mostly fails to land and is a somewhat drab affair which becomes a bit of a chore to listen to. There are undoubtedly moments of inspiration - I’m In It segueing into Blood on the Leaves is a thrilling sound and Black Skinhead a thumping statement - but lyrically, Ye isn’t the greatest rapper and his content focusses too much on debasing women and name checking fashion labels to engage the listener. There are better Kanye albums.

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Thu Jan 20 2022
3

Synthy warped melodies with driving bass and drum Oh and crazy raps all over the top. Actually pretty interesting

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Fri Feb 11 2022
3

Bom.

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Wed Feb 23 2022
3

I'm super conflicted by this album, and I'm not the only one. In Pitchfork's 2013 Readers Poll, Yeezus was named both the Most Underrated and Most Overrated album of the year. The solo follow-up to MBDTF, Kanye's magnum opus, doesn't quite measure up. There's the usual helping of inane lyrics (Does Kanye know that 300 didn't feature any Romans?), the overuse of autotune, and the braggadocio, which he does better than anyone else (just ask him). But there's also the delightful use of obscure samples expertly married with cutting-edge beats, punctuated by excellent collaborations and features. This album also features the most Kanye song he's ever put together: Blood on the Leaves, a catchy tune about love and divorce where Ye spends half a verse talking about the cost of his wardrobe. Pretty standard stuff, except it's all happening on top of a sample of a 1965 tune about lynching that's been called one of the most important songs of the 20th century. The thesis of this album, made by a self-professed evangelical Christian who gives the middle finger to both Catholics and Baptists, and oh yeah, the thing is called YEEZUS, is that nothing is off-limits for Kanye. Best track: Bound 2

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Thu Mar 10 2022
3

I wouldn’t listen to this regularly but I did like it. Dirty synths, Justin Vernon’s falsetto, annoying noises. All my faves

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Thu Mar 10 2022
3

Some good songs that I found myself bopping along to. Wouldn’t listen regularly though, also Kanye needs therapy

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Thu Mar 10 2022
3

Pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed

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Sun Apr 10 2022
3

Highlights: Black Skinhead, Guilt Trip. I don't know what to do with this album. I appreciate the industrial experimental production, and that it doesn't waste any of its time.

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Wed May 04 2022
3

Not his best work but still solid.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
3

Quite an unorthodox, electronic sound, not bad but not my personal favourite. With more traditional hip hop beats, this could have been 4 stars

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Fri Jun 17 2022
3

Preface: I am not a big rap guy... From technique points was not bad. Could not embrace it

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Thu Jul 07 2022
3

I didn't mind it but didn't love it. I think this was when Kanye's unhinged period was ramping up. I found a lot of the lyrics hard to follow was he was actually going on about. For example: No sports bra, let's keep it bouncing Everybody wanna live at the top of the mountain

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Thu Jul 07 2022
3

Wow totally weird I referenced Kanye then the next day he pops up! There's a few of my Kanye faves on this album but as a whole it doesn't hit like my dark twisted nightmare) or whatever it is called. Some of the more aggressive songs I didn't appreciate so much

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Fri Jul 08 2022
3

Truly a masterclass in modern production, but it’s Kanye so the best I can do is a three

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Fri Aug 12 2022
3

Apparently Kanye has spoken with Jesus.

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Wed Aug 17 2022
3

Surprisingly attention grabbing electronic sounds alongside the usual hip-hop. Samples "Strange Fruit".

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Wed Aug 17 2022
3

Not my style.

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Wed Aug 31 2022
3

West seemingly by design makes separating the man from the music harder than average. I thought My... Fantasy was stronger than this overall, among his mid-career output in this pre-off-the-rails phase. Crazy inventive stuff with beats and samples and the lyrics are as always clever but despite nods to black issues is there really much to it other than braggadocio and this curdled sexual Lothario routine?

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Fri Sep 02 2022
3

Ehh decent

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Fri Sep 02 2022
3

Pros: Good heavy beats on a lot of the tracks. Kanye has a great rhythm to his vocals. A lot of interesting unique sounds from song to song. Each song is pretty different from the others. The album has a different sound than most rap albums. I actually like the pulsating background beats more than the front music on a lot of the songs. I’d like to see someone take the background sounds and beats and put something else on top of them. Cons: Too many sound effects, it can get a bit cacophonous. Sometimes within a song, there are jarring changes in the feel and sound as it changes from a heavy rap, to a soft instrumental, to some random sound effects. Too much self-aggrandizing narcissism. I also just can’t help but think about how much of a crazy mofo Kanye is while listening to his music.

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Thu Sep 08 2022
3

It was okay, didn't enjoy it as much as other Kanye albums

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Sun Sep 18 2022
3

Sucesión de canciones extrañas, un tanto psicodélicas, con ritmos variopintos y sonidos un tanto extraños. Aun así, tiene su punto en el cual se puede escuchar tranquilamente

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Mon Sep 19 2022
3

A truly experimental album: Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn’t

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Mon Sep 19 2022
3

Eeeeeh

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Fri Sep 23 2022
3

not best kanye, but good kanye

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Wed Sep 28 2022
3

Wow, I liked this so much more than "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy". I might even conceivably revisit this in the future! Minus one star for Kanye being a knob and the badness of "I'm in It" Fave track - "Hold My Liquor", I reckon.

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Wed Sep 28 2022
3

Fav Track: Bound 2

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Thu Oct 13 2022
3

T3B 1. Black Skinhead 2. Send It Up 3. On Sight Not his best, but still has some bangers. 3

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Fri Oct 14 2022
3

On one hand I was pretty engaged for the whole record which I didn’t expect. On the other, Kanye is a douche (at least it’s the impression I get through his lyrics). The music/musicality is definitely strong and there’s no denying the words hit, but it’s just not my style.

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Thu Oct 20 2022
3

As much as I like and defend Yeezus, I listened to it this time in a context wider than Kanye's discography and with a little more attention. And sadly, that makes the album come across as markedly uneven. The fusion Kanye attempts - sex, race, noise - is interesting, but none of the raps are particularly compelling and the production is the real star. Put it on, bob your head, don't use it too hard. That's the approach I'll take in the future, at least.

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Wed Oct 26 2022
3

Black Skinhead, genre defining

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Fri Nov 25 2022
3

Was he already mad at this point? The album has highs and lows but I can't listen to it without a certain flavour to it...

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Wed Nov 30 2022
3

Hmm, "Black Skinhead" really hits different in late 2022 doesn't it? I was listening to this album a lot in 2014/2015, but then it fell out of rotation for me. Instrumentally, there's a lot to love here. However the VERY strong Death Grips influences on the best of the songs (On Sight, Black Skinhead, New Slaves) make it seem a but unoriginal now. I wasn't really familiar with DG at the time, maybe if I was I wouldn't have been so into this album. Lyrically, I think some of Kanye's worst are on here. There's some downright stupid bars, a lot of unnecessary sexism/misogyny, and some really terrible auto tune. The Billie Holiday sample on Blood on the Leaves is a bit of a headscratcher too. I know he was probably trying to spark controversy, but I don't see what a song about Jim Crow era lynchings adds to a song that appears to be about a divorce. Maybe I'm missing something? I like New Slaves as a song, but it's strange to think that we've reached a point as a culture where "I'd rather be a dick than a swallower" is considered a good hook, maybe even a deep one. Fav songs: On Sight, Black Skinhead, New Slaves. The rest are OK but a bit forgettable.

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Wed Aug 18 2021
2

I just don't see the appeal. Really not a fan of the autotune stuff. 2 stars.

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Tue Aug 24 2021
2

Nie moja bajka

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Fri Aug 27 2021
2

Not a big fan of Kanye, album was meh

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Fri Sep 03 2021
2

Not as good as the others. 2/5

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Tue Sep 07 2021
2

I just don't care man. Really don't.

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Tue Sep 07 2021
2

When you copy Death Grips' homework poorly and then ask Rick Rubin to go over it before handing it over

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Wed Nov 10 2021
2

Hi: On Sight, I Am A God, Hold My Liquor Lo: I'm In It, Blood On The Leaves Kanye experiments with a variety of musical textures, which the variety of are truly the highlight of this album. Lyrically, West also makes some pointed social commentary (New Slaves, Hold My Liquor), through some well-crafted rhymes and verses that paint a vivid word picture. A running theme throughout is the \"oh wait i\" gag where Kanye would reflect on the previous verse and try to change the narrative, which got old quick. Any musical prowess displayed is ruined by use of autotuned vocals, an aesthetic choice that just grates on my nerves. And at the end of the day, Kanye just sounds like an edgelord, interspersing overly offensive & racist lyrics that distract and do a disservice to the whole message. 2 stars.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
2

Hardest album to rate yet. Immediate reaction was not good. 1 star. But it grew on me after a couple of listens. 2 stars. A couple more listens and I was noticing some over-arching narratives and 3 stars. I had to come back to it later in the day as it was nagging at me. Could it get even more stars? No. On a refreshed listen I was back toward my initial reaction. Best be done with it and give it a 2 but I feel like it may pull me back in.... Highlights: Hold My Liquor and Bound2

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Wed Nov 17 2021
2

Not my cup of tea... Entertaining but not much else.

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Mon Dec 20 2021
2

How come this is a must listen...it's already 21 century open ears wide people

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Thu Dec 30 2021
2

Delving into one of the two most overrated figures in hip-hop of the last twenty years, we get Yeezus, an album inexplicably on this list when Death Grips doesn't even get a footnote. Death Grips are the most influential act of the 2010s - indisputably. The barriers they lowered between bedroom acts and professional musicians, the relationship they cultivated with the internet, the approach to abrasive textures that led to a resurgence of interest in industrial and noise influences on everything from metal to pop. Death Grips changed the game, and Kanye casually cribbed their notes three years later in a messy facsimile. Is this a bad album? No. But it isn't original and it has some of Kanye's worst lyrics on it. So why is it on here?

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Mon Jan 10 2022
2

Just not interested anymore. Someone has forgotten about beats and melody and having a sense of humour

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Wed Feb 02 2022
2

It’s hard to separate Kanye’s music from his batsh*t behavior to give a fair evaluation. Even when you succeed, you can’t help but feel this album is wildly anti-women and there is much less irony to I Am A God than we’d like to believe.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
2

First Kanye album I've listened to... Music = 5 stars Kanye = makes me hate rap. Insufferable. 0 stars

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Wed Mar 16 2022
2

terrible lyrics, raunchy. sounds behind were good.

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Fri Mar 18 2022
2

While honestly there are some great beats on this album, and this album should be on this list, I do think that it is completely overrated, as is the conceited artist who made it.

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Sun Mar 20 2022
2

Tough to judge this one. If there were no lyrics then this would easily be a 4 and possibly a 5. There's even some great wordplay if you ignore the actual content. However, the lyrics range from inane to offensive and really brings the whole thing down. 2.5 stars.

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Wed Mar 23 2022
2

a while back I had to google why people love him - it actually made me appreciate his music talent. but i can't get myself to support the art of a character like his.

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Wed Apr 27 2022
2

Well a quick glance at the reviews on give it either 1 or 5 stars so theres quite a lot of polarization. I remember the music press gave it 4s and 5s... here goes...Ok...I like a lot of the beats and dark electronica that backs lot of the tracks...it gives it a sense of urgency...however I I can't get past the 'pussy, dick, nigga" lyrics that permeate 90% of the album and the nauseating ego on tracks like 'I am a god" 2 star for the backing tracks.

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Thu Apr 28 2022
2

2, very underwhelming considering how much it is held in high esteem

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Wed May 04 2022
2

The least listenable Kanye album. It shows genius, but I won’t be listening to it again

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Wed May 11 2022
2

Some very nice and creative sounds in there, but then the singing starts and I just can't stand hip-hop (sorry).

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Wed May 25 2022
2

A hip-hop album that seems to want to be an industrial or noise rock album. The bombastic rhymes are well matched by the bombastic samples and the “more is more” production choices, sound effects and beats. Its popularity is what it is, one supposes, but this fails to land for me.

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Fri May 27 2022
2

he's always been mentally ill and a mediocre artist on his best days

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Fri Jun 10 2022
2

There were a couple of songs here which I knew from being huge, and they were ok. But otherwise I didn’t enjoy this.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
2

Don’t like it sorry. This kind of aggressive hip hop, never my cup of tea

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Sun Jul 10 2022
2

Yeah nah.

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Wed Jul 27 2022
2

I enjoyed the beats more than the lyrics. Strange Fruit was an odd choice of sample. There's a sense of drama that builds up. This may have been amplified as I listened to the album whilst a workman was drilling up the road outside. The Daft Punk contribution added a little humour. I couldn't hear Rik Rubin's efforts.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
2

Not a fan.

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Fri Aug 12 2022
2

The lyrics are a bit much, though I did enjoy the beats and sampling.

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Fri Sep 02 2022
2

Impressive beats and production. What really drags down the album is Kanye West. I never really liked his style of rapping and I find Kanye uneven. Sometimes he's great but other times I think there's so many better rappers than Kanye and that's even when ignoring his personality. I think I'm sticking to other hip-hop artists instead of Kanye as I've never found anything he made that's interesting.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
2

After the success of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy KW decided to piss off his fans by putting out an intentionally abrasive and off-putting album. He's quoted as "I got to fuck shit up" and "I'm gonna take my ball home". There's no doubt that this egotistic narcissist is brilliant, but does the emperor have no clothes? He's so full of contempt for his fans that it's really hard to like this guy. This album is seriously over-produced, with literally 4-8 producers on EACH song. I view this album like how I view his forays into fashion where he intentionally puts out really fugly clothing and sells it at exorbitant prices to his gullible fans. I'm not gonna bite.

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Fri Sep 09 2022
2

Hur otroligt det än kan låta, så har jag sett karln live. Än mer otroligt, så är det inte katastrofalt dåligt. Tro nu inte att jag gillar det här men några låtar har ju någon form av melodi vilket gör att han undviker lägsta betyg.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
2

Not an amazing album.

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Sun Sep 18 2022
2

There is a school of people who think anything Kanye does deserves attention. I never attended such a school.

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Mon Sep 19 2022
2

Dåååligt. Sättet Kanye skriver låtarna på denna skiva känns väldigt lamt jämfört med tidigare skivor, lyricsen suger och själva ljuden är i allmänhet ganska tråkiga. Folk talar om att denna skiva låter futuristisk och väldigt annorlunda, men själva ljuden är oftast inte särskilt spännande, varierade, har ganska tråkig konsistens jämfört med bra musik i alla stilar.. Dessa problem hjälps inte av att alla låtar utom Bound 2 tappar sin drive halvvägs igenom. Vet ni vad som är ett bra album? Atomizer av Big Black.

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Fri Sep 23 2022
2

1/10, 10%

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Fri Oct 07 2022
2

I dislike his bragadociousness and misogyny, but he has good samples and flow. I want to either like this more or hate it, but I'm honestly struggling to do either with much emotion.

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Wed Oct 12 2022
2

Non mi piace l'hip hop e non è certo un disco Kanye West che mi farà cambiare idea. Tuttavia alcuni pezzi erano orecchiabili, ma il "cantato" (in mancanza di altri termini) rovina tutto. Due stelle di incoraggiamento.

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Fri Oct 14 2022
2

Save for a few hits, pretty mid kanye album imo Bound 2

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Fri Oct 14 2022
2

Very angry guy A lot about sex and money Nice beats

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Fri Oct 21 2022
2

I guess it's fine as far as rap goes.

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Sun Oct 23 2022
2

The album is alright. The beats are good. The lyrics and rapping are unremarkable. It is better than a 2, but not really a 3. I'll round down

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Wed Sep 15 2021
1

I really liked Beatiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the other Kanye West album we had so far.-This one I absolutely hate. Probably Kanye would say something like the unenlightened not understanding the genius vision. Be that as it may, the vision sounds horrendous. I'm hating both the bad rap as well as the minimalist techno - both styles I'm not generally a fan of to begin with - and couldn't finish a single song.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
1

no talent

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Thu Nov 11 2021
1

I don’t know what to say except that he deserves to be in prison ! I didn’t listen to all the lyrics but some were disgraceful and I can’t understand why any women would contribute to his earnings by buying his “music” if you can call it that. I gave up !!

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Thu Dec 30 2021
1

Jesus Christ, this man is an arse. I really don't get why this album is held in such esteem. People calling it ahead of it's time? In what sense? Created essentially by Daft Punk, sampling (nothing wrong with sampling) earlier music and then he just puts some juvenile, misogynist words over the top. Plenty of people already doing that. The lyrics aren't anything special and frequently neither complement nor disturb or disrupt the music, which makes me wonder what they are for. It never ceases to amaze me how people get taken in by the self-promotion of such mediocrity. There really ought to be an option for zero stars.

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Thu Jan 06 2022
1

This is what happens when you feed the Mogwai after midnight: a shitty artist creates shitty overindulgent narcissistic album.

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Mon Jan 24 2022
1

Lyrics are garbage. I really wanted to give Kanye a fair go, but he just doesn't deserve the air-time.

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Thu Jan 27 2022
1

the only good thing that ever came out of Kanye's mouth was "George Bush hates black people."

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Thu Feb 17 2022
1

For as much as Kanye gets hyped up as this genius producer, this really doesn't sound great. The lyrics are largely awful too.

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