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YorkeDaddy 06-14-2013 08:42 PM

Kanye West - Yeezus
 
It leaked, and it's pretty damn awesome.

Scarlett O'Hara 06-15-2013 12:49 AM

Oh how exciting! *downloads*

I will post my verdict very shortly.

Cuthbert 06-15-2013 06:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Fluffy Kittens (Post 1332623)
Na sounds fine to me.

This album is just ego and noise, the beats are shit and samey and he doesn't say anything worth listening to. He's always been a dick but first impressions on listening to this is he's trying too hard with the content.

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Phantom Limb 06-15-2013 08:39 AM

My first impression is that it isn't very good :/

YorkeDaddy 06-15-2013 10:31 AM

lol @ the 1/5.

Scarlett O'Hara 06-15-2013 10:35 AM

I'd like to know who labelled it a 5, because it's so not that good. I agree it's all ego and no creativity.

SGR 06-15-2013 12:08 PM

No creativity? It's a whole new sound and style for West!

djchameleon 06-15-2013 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by SoundgardenRocks (Post 1332722)
No creativity? It's a whole new sound and style for West!

Seriously!

What you sniffing Vanilla?

14232949 06-15-2013 12:39 PM

words fail me. I don't really know what to say about this album. It's just so raw and energetic. I wasn't expecting it at all. At times he's closer to Death Grips with the loud and noisy dark production and others he's all sombre with the auto-tuned tracks later on in the album.
He seems angry in places, carries himself with an ego yes, but Yeezy's earned it and at other times he almost seems full of sorrow.
The whole thing is a work of art though, tightly compact and etching with quality throughout.
Maybe...his best yet.

Goofle 06-15-2013 01:30 PM

I think I'll probably like it.

Goofle 06-15-2013 01:47 PM

This shit is fucking great.

14232949 06-15-2013 01:54 PM

I'm eatin' Asian pussy all I need is sweet an' sour sauce

SGR 06-15-2013 02:16 PM

yeah it's pretty great on first listen

Scarlett O'Hara 06-15-2013 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by djchameleon (Post 1332723)
Seriously!

What you sniffing Vanilla?

What can I say, I'm a critic. It's just I haven't clicked with it first time around. But I did enjoy Blood On The Leaves.

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Originally Posted by Mankycaaant (Post 1332728)
words fail me. I don't really know what to say about this album. It's just so raw and energetic. I wasn't expecting it at all. At times he's closer to Death Grips with the loud and noisy dark production and others he's all sombre with the auto-tuned tracks later on in the album.
He seems angry in places, carries himself with an ego yes, but Yeezy's earned it and at other times he almost seems full of sorrow.
The whole thing is a work of art though, tightly compact and etching with quality throughout.
Maybe...his best yet.

This is an interesting take on it. I will listen to it a few more times with your perspective.

Relentless 06-15-2013 06:32 PM

The production on this is amazing. New style, very hypnotic listening to this. Kanye is not gonna blow people out the water with lyrics everybody knows that. Unique rhyme tempos due to the oddness of the tracks.

Overall man I love this album. and I don't really like Kanye that much but I gotta tip my cap to him with what he brought to the table here

YorkeDaddy 06-15-2013 07:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Vanilla (Post 1332689)
I'd like to know who labelled it a 5, because it's so not that good. I agree it's all ego and no creativity.

Are you kidding? The production is near flawless and absolutely brilliant, and the album gives probably the most insane look into the mind of an egotistical, self-centered maniac in the history of music. It's a fascinating record and it might be his best.

Relentless 06-15-2013 09:15 PM

after acouple more listens and just paying and giving it undivided attention. I can say in my opinion this is his best CD. The tracks are unique, like I said before the Production is incredible. and listening to the album as a whole outlook. his track order and just songs really gave me like a glimpse into his world. its a very hypnotizing album. I hate to say this but this might be some of the best stuff i've heard this year.better than GKMC? nahh I can't put him in that category but this album is incredible

Antonio 06-16-2013 12:39 AM

I really enjoyed this, it had this dark and angry passion behind it that really got me fired up and ready to f*ck sh*t up. The rawness and frankly some of the ugly sounds really pumps you up, it's really reminiscent of Death Grips for me, and while people think that may be a bad thing I'm totally cool with more hip hop artists exploring this sort of dark and gritty production style with confrontational lyrics/rapping.

I know some people were turned off by the lyrics and how egotistical they can be, but there's just something I enjoy about Kanye when he's cartoonishly egotistical like this, there's just this part of me that likes hearing outlandish claims of power and might from people in this sort of proclaiming "you will accept me as a deity!" way.

Overall, I gave it a 4, I felt that the briefness(this was his shortest album) sort of was a detriment and he could have really fleshed out the sound and tone of this release, but he got a number of things he wanted to say across, and I really liked what I heard.

But yeah, you can tell this is a release that's going to have people divided, even the longtime Kanye fans.

djchameleon 06-16-2013 01:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Antonio (Post 1332887)
Overall, I gave it a 4, I felt that the briefness(this was his shortest album) sort of was a detriment and he could have really fleshed out the sound and tone of this release, but he got a number of things he wanted to say across, and I really liked what I heard.

I gave it a 4 also but having the album be short and to the point was actually a bonus in my eyes so we don't have to deal with all the filler. It was great and succinct.

Goofle 06-16-2013 05:09 AM

I think it has the potential to be 5* so I didn't bother voting yet after only one listen.

Phantom Limb 06-16-2013 10:56 AM

I gave this album a 2. The production is boring, unoriginal, and far too dancey. The mix is off. It all sounds rushed. The rapping is way too arrogant, even by Kanye's standards. There's an enjoyable melody in about 2 of the songs. This is not what I expected from Kanye. It's garbage if you ask me.

charkoustic 06-16-2013 12:32 PM

Early review is a 3 -- a few high points but so far it's not engaigng me too much. But I have to let it sink in a bit.

When it's released I'll probably grab the lossy download at least, I think it's at least worth that. Might grab the CD copy if it's on sale but let's see what happens on Tuesday.

Goofle 06-16-2013 12:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Phantom Limb (Post 1332959)
I gave this album a 2. The production is boring, unoriginal, and far too dancey. The mix is off. It all sounds rushed. The rapping is way too arrogant, even by Kanye's standards. There's an enjoyable melody in about 2 of the songs. This is not what I expected from Kanye. It's garbage if you ask me.

I don't understand some of those criticisms as it doesn't remotely seems to be relevant to the album I have listened to. Dancey?

Antonio 06-16-2013 01:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Phantom Limb (Post 1332959)
I gave this album a 2. The production is boring, unoriginal, and far too dancey. The mix is off. It all sounds rushed. The rapping is way too arrogant, even by Kanye's standards. There's an enjoyable melody in about 2 of the songs. This is not what I expected from Kanye. It's garbage if you ask me.

wait what?

Scarlett O'Hara 06-16-2013 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Goofle11 (Post 1332988)
I don't understand some of those criticisms as it doesn't remotely seems to be relevant to the album I have listened to. Dancey?

Yeah there's no way its "dancey". But I'm going to give it quite a few listens before I say any more. Honestly I'm already having Blood On The Leaves in my head.

YorkeDaddy 06-16-2013 01:39 PM

Calling this album "dancey" is like calling Coldplay a heavy metal band.

Phantom Limb 06-16-2013 01:52 PM

There is like no boom bap. Every song has a kick on all four beats (with the exception of Blood on the Leaves). Maybe you don't see it as dancey, but that is one of the major characteristics of a dance song so that's how I view it.

YorkeDaddy 06-16-2013 01:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Phantom Limb (Post 1333000)
There is like no boom bap. Every song has a kick on all four beats (with the exception of Blood on the Leaves). Maybe you don't see it as dancey, but that is one of the major characteristics of a dance song so that's how I view it.



kick on all four beats. guys arcade fire clearly makes dance music we've all been looking at this the wrong way



whoa dude tom waits is a dance music artist too cant believe i never knew this

Goofle 06-16-2013 01:59 PM

Boom Bap gets old man.

Phantom Limb 06-16-2013 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Goofle11 (Post 1333006)
Boom Bap gets old man.

I don't know. I am just not feeling this album whatsoever. It's really cool that you guys like it cause now you have a sweet new kanye record, but I'm super disappointed.

Goofle 06-16-2013 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Phantom Limb (Post 1333007)
I don't know. I am just not feeling this album whatsoever. It's really cool that you guys like it cause now you have a sweet new kanye record, but I'm super disappointed.

Suppose I am the same with MBDTF. Really don't get that album at all.

Antonio 06-16-2013 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Phantom Limb (Post 1333007)
I don't know. I am just not feeling this album whatsoever. It's really cool that you guys like it cause now you have a sweet new kanye record, but I'm super disappointed.

I don't think you're wrong for not liking this release, there's aspects of it that can turn off alot of people frankly. Personally I like abrasiveness/brashness of this record, but that's just me

Thinkofthechildren 06-16-2013 06:57 PM

I'd call the beats/sound synth-industrial

Scarlett O'Hara 06-16-2013 07:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Thinkofthechildren (Post 1333084)
I'd call the beats/sound synth-industrial

I absolutely agree with this. I am also ashamed that I put down the album after one listen. I can't stop listening to Blood On The Leaves, it's so haunting and intense. I will have this album on repeat for a least a week. I do admit it's an interesting new direction for him.

Cuthbert 06-17-2013 12:25 AM

The only track I like is Black Skinhead but a lot of the stuff he says just makes him sound like a cock.

Justthefacts 06-17-2013 12:34 AM

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Originally Posted by YorkeDaddy (Post 1333003)


kick on all four beats. guys arcade fire clearly makes dance music we've all been looking at this the wrong way



whoa dude tom waits is a dance music artist too cant believe i never knew this

You don't have to be a patronizing cock.

Goofle 06-17-2013 03:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Fluffy Kittens (Post 1333178)
The only track I like is Black Skinhead but a lot of the stuff he says just makes him sound like a cock.

He's clearly more of a tosser on MBDTF. And its the music that matters in the end, not so much what he is saying.

Cuthbert 06-17-2013 03:16 AM

Quote:

And its the music that matters in the end, not so much what he is saying.
I know what you're saying but the vocals are part of the music.

Relentless 06-17-2013 04:11 AM

I can see why people are mixed about the release. It's a different direction. but people saying production is lacking? Can't agree with that, production of the beats and mixing is brilliant. Especially considering the beats he had to mix. That's no walk in the park

SGR 06-17-2013 07:07 AM

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Originally Posted by Goofle11 (Post 1333006)
Boom Bap gets old man.

True that, it's great, but every now and then, you gotta ad some flavor.


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