Originally Posted by Peep Game
Barry Bonds and Drunk & Hot Girls were the worst. Stronger is cool if you're playing Midnight Club Dub Edition something. All those other songs were dope though. Just looking at the tracklist, man, that album would be near flawless without those 3 songs
that's the thing... I like Stronger ... but I don't know. It's cheesy.
I understand why he made Drunk N Hot girls.. It's a change of pace and a silly song that appeals to a certain demographic (my white sorority homegirls made it their anthem that year) but it's also super cheesy. And taken by itself, separate from the collective is trash.
Barry Bonds is trash. Wayne ruined a bunch of features that period (*cough* Hello Brooklyn *cough*)
Then you get into some other songs that aren't bad and are pretty well written but I just can't rock with: Big Brother, Bittersweet (til this day I don't understand why everyone in the world but me loves it) and you're left with an album with a bunch of skips in the middle to end for me.
And speaking of, I like the song a lot because it's catchy, but Homecoming is kinda weak too...
But I acknowledge the genius that is Can't Tell Me Nothing (and I put it's remix with Jeezy on my copy) and Flashing Lights. And Champion, The Glory and, when I can stand to bear it's super saccharine production, Good Life are all awesome tracks.
I think that's the problem. Graduation is his most accessible, radio friendly, pop production album. And while that makes some people love it more than the others it appeals to me less because of that.