Halfway trough this atm and I really can't see the appeal. Anyone who can explain why it's so revered?
I think as long as you're ok with Kanye's voice, you're good to go
can't stand it personally, tried many times. Just fucking hate his voice and the way he raps so it's all lost on me.
couple of reasons, I'll try to give the not-generic answers
>it's basically what hip-hop was at that moment, epitomized
>probably the most powerful and goosebumps inducing hip-hop at that time
>very well Produced
>contrasts kanye's dichotomy of wanting to reject materialism and fame with his ego and lust for lucre
it's not my favorite album, but it's a damn good one
I thought the exact same when I listened to this and almost made a thread about it. I like it now, but it's not a 10. There are some songs that I find really boring, like Monster, So Appalled or Gorgeous, however, it has also songs that I really like, like Power, Blame Game or Runaway. Overall though the album works well for me, the overall concept is interesting and Kanye's mediocre lyrics are made up by his flow and the top-notch production. The phrase "the sum is bigger than its parts" applies really well here.
What I appreciate most about the album though is Kanye's honesty. One might think after listening to his lyrics that he is a really weird, self-absorbed person, but I think that is also his strength. It takes courage to lay your feelings bare for everyone to see, here Kanye does this and tries to explain his asshole behaviour before the album dropped without being too apologetic. I have a lot of respect for people and artists that openly display their feelings and thoughts no matter what they consist of, it's something I never could.
This is not one of my favorite albums, but I appreciate it and like listening to it from time to time. I hope this gives you an idea why people like the album, give it two more shots and if it still doesn't interest you just move on.
I'm sorry to interrupt
I had the exact same question
Thread literally explains jack shit.
Did he use some of that 3 million to pay every reviewer to give it a:
"OH MY GOD! BEST ALBUM OF THE DECADE!" review
It's kinda mediocre compared to most of his other albums...
And don't give me that "listen to it 5 more times" shit
It's on my iPod, I've been listening to it here and there for like 5 years now, and I can't name one song other than Power off the top of my head without looking at the track list.
>I really can't see the appeal
I'm guessing you're not a black man on the lower end of the socio-economic scale living in the US?
These are the only people that can really understand and appreciate Kanye.
I just wanted to say that gorgeous is one of the most annoying songs ever. I love the lyrics, they're some of Kanye's best, but the beat is so fucking bad. It's just a boring guitar riff. Also Cudi's hook is terrible.
The rest of the album is Ok i guess, with standout songs like Monster, Devil in a New dress and Runaway. Those songs i really like.
>Halfway through this atm
the second half is much better, to be honest. Once Devil in a New Dress starts, you gonna see some real shit.
The first half only has Gorgeous (pretty much kanye's best rapping ever), and Monster (mostly cause it shows Nicki Minaj has some sort of talent)
>second half is much better, to be honest. Once Devil in a New Dress starts, you gonna see some real shit.
I second this. First half has too many uninteresting songs. Second half is much better.
Loving these songs is an overstatement. I like them, especially in comparison to the ones I don't like. On second thought though, I'd take Monster of the boring list, it does have some good parts. Gorgeous is still one of the most boring parts of the album, but I don't mind that, Dark Fantasy and Power balance that.
>tfw you can't build a still to slow down time
did he upgrade or downgrade, f a m?
man took 9 years to get out of the kimfriendzone
she looks disgusting compared to kim in that picture though, i mean she literally looks deathly ill in comparison
looks like a heroin addict or something, i mean just objectively comparing them in that picture