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So… Kanye West’s New Album Leaked

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It’s the moment no one everyone’s been waiting for: Kanye West‘s new album Yeezus has leaked to the masses! Now, I’m of the mind that Kanye the man is an egotistical asshole with some serious anger issues and zero tact, but that doesn’t change the fact that artistically, he’s done some amazing things. 808s & Heartbreaks was ridiculously underrated. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy also had its bright spots and everyone loved Graduation (aka Kanye’s commercial days). Yeezy, unfortunately, is not one of those amazing things. (By the way,  I know the image above isn’t the actual album artwork; it’s just a pretty hilarious piece of fanart circulating around tumblr at the moment.)

For those of you who have spared your eardrums, allow me to put it this way: this album is a hot fucking mess. It’s all over the place sonically, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing in general, but paired with the ‘diary of a madman’-type lyrics, it’s a nice big dose of DEAR GOD NO. That’s not to say I wasn’t into some of the beats here and there and that I didn’t laugh at lyrics like these (from ‘I Am God’ – yes, that’s seriously a track title):

I am a god
So hurry up with my damn massage
And a French ass restaurant
Hurry up with my damn croissants
I am a god

I’m all for food references in music – especially rap! – and I’m also aware of the joy of a delicious buttery croissant, so I can see what inspired this. On a serious note, though: really, man? You’re so serious about your art and are so ~influential~ and ~relevant~ that you choose to rap about pastries? I don’t like to tell people how to do their jobs, but…

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  • He is a megalomaniac and narcissist. It’s kinda obvious. That album cover is disgusting and full of Illuminati bullshit. Just disgusting.

    What is he doing to help the planet?

    NOTHING. He is poop. I think he got raised from the dead in an episode of Adventure Time and got pooped out the back end of Jake the dog in the Underworld of Shit.

    I still stand with Karma. Karma is going to kick his ass.

  • Well, that sucks, but it’s pretty much what I was expecting. Agree with you on all counts regarding Kanye—that he’s a jerk and that LOTS of his music is awesome; there’s no denying his talent. But I heard “New Slaves” and “Black Skinheads” and was shocked…not only are those some damn offensive titles, but the songs were BAD. Unlistenable. Not surprised to hear the rest of it sucks too. I’m hoping against hope that my boyfriend, who loves all of Kanye’s music, won’t find something to like about this album, because I definitely don’t want to be hearing it for the next few months straight.

  • Hell no, this album is that bad as you guys make it seem. The only tracks on here that could’ve been taken out were guilt trip and send it up. The others just have to grow on you and if you’re closed minded about listening to his music because of his ego, then you really don’t have the ability to appreciate art (not saying this is his best!).

  • Hell no, this album is not that bad as you guys make it seem. The only tracks on here that could’ve been taken out were guilt trip and send it up. The others just have to grow on you and if you’re closed minded about listening to his music because of his ego, then you really don’t have the ability to appreciate art (not saying this is his best!).

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