Endre Helgeland Karlsen
This album is the definition of fun!
I think the first four songs are brilliant and exactly what Kanye tried to achieve with this album: a dark, innovative and highly egocentric ride. At this point Yeezus is a true masterpiece, up there with the best moments of CD and MDBTF.
Hold My Liquor is also brilliant, but the latter half of the album is, while overall good, also clearly flawed. I’m In It and Guilt Trip are both rather bland, and even Blood on the Leaves can’t keep my attention throughout the whole song. Lyrically, I still have a problem with the album, but then again, that is a deliberate move from Kanye,
All in all; a really good album, but no true classic. Potentially a top 10 by the end of the year, and seeing as he has already made 6 (7 with WTT) good albums (including two masterpieces), I am not complaining
I’m really looking forward to this album. This is song is ridiculously catchy and Dark Water is superb
Contact is really good, but so is most of RAM. I can see why they would include it, though it would definitely be behind Giorgio and Doin it Right on my list. Perhaps even behind Instant Crush and Touch
Well, I can see where you want to go with this list – and I’m cool with it! Also, I have to give you credit for putting Make Love there, it sure is an underrated highlight from HAA!
Still, no Giorgio? And I would put Doin it Right, Revolution 909 and Face to Face there too
I guess no one can make the ultimate Daft Punk top 10 – something good must be left out
It’s part of a DP-hype campaign – they would happily pay to let them ride a gemstone covered dragon to the Moon if it suited them.
And they have said there won’t be any music videos for this album
Majical Cloudz! No doubt – some might even consider it the best of the three
Yes, I will wait – though I will have to review it by the end of the week, so I don’t have as much time as I would like.
As for the rest of your post, you are of course entitled to your opinion etc., but to me (and probably quite a few other people out there) this seems like a fine new album that will add nicely to their discography and be played all summer!
On the bright side – if you find this one disappointing, just continue to listen to MVOTC
Sorry, but you’re wrong – the positive comments on here value the album for what it is and most decide to give it more time before we truly judge it. We’re talking 74 minutes of varied and occasionally spaced out music, and no one can listen to it once and say “It sucks”, “it’s great” or “it’s bland”.
So give it a while – and for the record, yeah I think it sounds very promising!
Just finished Contact – wow! That is all
*Album on repeat*
Giorgio + Touch are amazing. The latter is one hell of a psychedelic LSD-disco ride!
As for the rest of the album? It needs to be heard a few times, my expectations were way to high anyway, and I knew that would be the case. I’m sure this is exactly the very good, but not quite classic album we could expect, and which will lay the foundations for one hell of a tour in the future :)
2. College Dropout
3. Late Registration
4. Watch The Throne
7. Cruel Summer
Oh, that is almost the same list. Nice!
I just think it’s remarkable how consistent his albums are, and now matter how diverse they might be, quality (almost) always prevails! I’m not a big fan of Graduation as an album, but boy, does it have some amazing tunes. Cruel Summer is OK as a side project, 808 is brilliant in many ways, but he didn’t quite manage to pull it all the way. Still, all of these albums would be 7/10 and up
Just have to throw in Schoolboy Q in here
And Nas – Life is Good isn’t bad either
You don’t have to rethink your Spotify account – You’ll find the albums you really love there and then you buy them later to support your artist! That’s why Foxygen will get some money later on
Couldn’t agree more – possibly my favourite album this year!
Still, good list!