Originally Posted by 011781
I think when giving a review we shouldn't forget to mention HOW we heard... whether bootleg, official copy, quality headphones, earbuds, car stereo, etc...
It holds true especially for an album like this... there are so many things about a song you notice with good headphones vs in the car or just playing through pc or laptop speakers..
See everytime I buy an album or DL a mixtape, the headphone test is the first thing I use. To me you get everything in it's purest form -- just that disc/file and your ears. That's where you can get the best judgment of music, whether it's Kanye, Snoop, MURS, Boosie or Tech N9ne. Nobody can bother you and your distractions are minimal, so you can absorb everything out of there vs playing it in your car, playing it on your laptop while watching tv, or it just being in the background while studying or something.
Originally Posted by 160jordansdeep
If your a fan of late 90' nine inch nails or early 2000's euro pop rap like grime
this is the kanye album for youMixed with reggae and trap music
I still think guit trip is the best song on the albumI also think this is great change for rap and music in general
"change" =/= automatic masterpiece
Originally Posted by gllahone84
So good hip hop sounds safe now?
Though I don't have J. Cole's album, I'd take consistent solid safeness over elaborate grandiosity any day.
Originally Posted by RealLive301
Originally Posted by HarlemToTheBronx
So it's an automatic 9.5 off the strength of it being Kanye, then?
But I guess I'm not listening to it as a monumental moment in pop music.
Bruh it's 2013. Anything that's different or weird from the norm is automatically great or cool. You didn't know that?
Basically. And if you don't like it, then you solely listen to rap, live in a bubble and are uncultured scum.
Originally Posted by Hennessy Beach If you say this sound like 808' or If you say Bound 2 is the only decent song on this the album just wasn't made for you. Go listen to his old **** if that's all you like. From someone that is able to grasp musical concepts besides soulful samples and raw hip hop I can appreciate what this album is.
I didn't know anyone listened to Kanye for profound lyrics it's always been his ability to bring everything together sonically. I feel he does that on this album, and as you start hearing other artist make similar sounding records with electro new wave samples we will know why....
Aaaaaaaand here we go with the Stanley Elitlson replies. This album is no some cryptic masterpiece (and it doesn't have to be), and you are not that special