Finally heard the album tonight.
I'm not even mad at it. I won't say this is a classic because it isn't. But I also won't say that it's garbage, because IMO it isn't that, either.
Can't remember the names of the tracks that were iffy, but there were about 2 or 3 that I was just kinda like "this dude done lost his damn mind".
But the rest I can dig. It definitely isn't everyday music for me, but I can see myself listening to this more than I did WTT and MBDTF (blasphemy, I know). Both those joints had almost ZERO replay value for my personal tastes (NT blasphemy again, I know).
I think if you go into listening to this without any preconceived notions of what you should/want/need to hear, it may surprise you. At this point, I've given up on the old Kanye coming back. And I really can't stand the dude outside of his musical talent. So I guess I didn't really have any expectations for this joint, other than ghostwritten lyrics and a lot of braggadocio. I got both of those along with some interesting production, so I'll call it a decent album and bootleg-worthy.