Let's settle this now and forever
Where do you think SWISH will land?
Actual rankings, pre-special little snowflake autism brought on by being embarrassed to like something popular. If anyone is curious:
2. College Dropout
4. Late Registration
Good luck being edgy though
MBDTF = College Dropout > Yeezus > 808s > Late Registration > Graduation
expect SWISH to land around 808s or Yeezus
daily reminder that any faggot that gives an album that contains shit-tier tracks like Drunk and Hot Girls, Barry Bonds and Big Brother a higher score than MBDTF has no idea what they're going on about with Kanye
808's is his best and Yeezus is his worst.
That said, I just now caught wind of the recent news and am still listening to shit he's apparently put out months ago. I'm definitely digging some of it like Real Friends and the Say You Will remix on top of already liking Wolves and Only One, but I'm still kinda ambivalent on All Day and Facts was straight up dull as hell aside from the bookending samples. So I dunno, I'm really liking the moodier vibes we're hearing (surprise surprise, considering I like 808's) but some of the other material's kinda losing me. I'm expecting hit and miss here, but definitely something more focused and, by proxy, better than Yeezus. Question now is how much better, I guess.
how can an album with on sight, hold my liquor, send it up and i am a god possibly be considered his best album? or even in the top half of his albums? even if i like the direction he took the album in some of it was just not executed well.
I like his intent on Yeezus - aiming for an abrasive, spontaneous sound wasn't a bad idea but his execution was a bit TOO spontaneous and little about it sounds like it was given any cohesion or quality control. It can be argued that that's somewhat the point of that approach but it's moot if you doesn't come through as some kind of good, and for all its good artistic intention I think Yeezus didn't really do much of anything actually good. A noble failure with some good ideas on paper, but still a failure nonetheless. Wouldn't mind him shooting for a more abrasive aesthetic again but next time, actually write more than a couple good songs.
Vague buzzwords... How the fuck is Yeezus a failure?
How was there no cohesion or quality control? Have you heard the album? The engineering/quality of the sounds alone are astounding.
The album's very obviously sonically cohesive bar Bound 2, which fits in through its use of silence; it's a classic Kanye soul song through the veil of Yeezus' harsh minimalism.
I really don't understand how you can say the iconic roaring distorted synths of On Sight, the cavernous precision of Black Skinhead, the thudding baseline and haunting screams on I Am A God, the unmatched outro of New Slaves, the synth orchestra on Hold My Liquor, the lopsided explosion on I'm In It, the haunting trap cacophony of Blood on The Leaves, Cudi's string-accompanied crooning on Guilt Trip, King Louie's loud yet hushed mutterings on Send It Up or the whole of fucking Bound 2 are all 'not actually good.'
I listened to it 3 times when it was new and found everything but Black Skinhead, New Slaves, and the beats on Guilt Trip no better than mediocre as a generous distinction. Some tracks like I Am A God or Hold My Liquor aren't unmitigated disasters but I didn't find them very compelling at all, whereas other tracks like I'm In It or Send It Up I've done everything in my power to forget. I remember feeling like Blood On The Leaves had a decent, haunting first half but then getting pretty hokey in the bombastic second half, and while I did like the idea going on with the distorted synth/soul dichotomy going on in the bookend tracks, and even liked how they flipped proportions - On Sight was mostly synth with some soul whereas Bound 2 was mostly soul with some synth - I honestly didn't care much for either track, Bound 2 in particular feeling like a pale imitation that is thoroughly decimated by almost any track on his first 2 albums. If you found something in the whole of Yeezus to appreciate then more power to you, but I tried 3 times and it just did not do it for me.
>graduation is a poppier, less enjoyable version of cd & lr
>808s is like graduation, but with less rap and more autotune
>mbdtf is too grandoise, plus the lyrics are bad
>yeezus tries too hard to be experimental
>graduation is not the best kanye album
Yikes what's the average age on mu now, 14?
College Dropout is his best and MBDTF is not that good
(ITT Poptimists, will try asking this is /hhg/ with people who actually like hip hop)
graduation is easily his worst
>he gives 10s to pop albums