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Westworld: Kanye draws strength from God, makes weakest album

Westworld: Kanye draws strength from God, makes weakest album

June 15, 2020

Rating: D (Kanye's weakest work as a whole) Favorite Tracks: “Every Hour,” “Selah,” “Use This G...

Westworld: 'Ghosts' is Kanye at his absolute wackiest

Westworld: ‘Ghosts’ is Kanye at his absolute wackiest

June 8, 2020

TL;DR “Kids See Ghosts” is surreal in the best way possible. The instrumentals, the vocals, the production… Everything about t...

Westworld: 'Ye' better than an A

Westworld: ‘Ye’ better than an A

June 1, 2020

TL;DR “Ye” is an album that I’ve always loved but realized I somehow managed to underrate it regardless. It’s uniquely personal and a mor...

'The Life of Pablo' is Kanye at his Kanye-est

‘The Life of Pablo’ is Kanye at his Kanye-est

May 29, 2020

Rating: B Favorite Tracks: “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1,” “Pt. 2,” “Freestyle 4,” “Saint Pablo”  ___________...

Westworld: Dense 'Yeezus' easier to respect than enjoy

Westworld: Dense ‘Yeezus’ easier to respect than enjoy

May 25, 2020

Rating: C Favorite Tracks: “Black Skinhead,” “New Slaves,” “I’m In It,” “Bound 2” ___________...

Westworld: Kanye at his most mainstream

Westworld: Kanye at his most mainstream

May 18, 2020

Rating: B Favorite Tracks: none I’m unsure of how to open this review, to be honest, as my general thoughts on "Kanye West Prese...

Westworld: The Universe's Favorite

Westworld: The Universe’s Favorite

May 11, 2020

TL;DR “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” lives up to its name in every sense. Its vision is cohesive, its music compelling. It’s dotted with phenomenal lyricism, perform...

Westworld: The sublime '808s' arguably Kanye's greatest

Westworld: The sublime ‘808s’ arguably Kanye’s greatest

May 8, 2020

TL;DR “808s and Heartbreak” (2008) is an S-tier album for more than just its phenomenal compositions and production. The album’s true glory comes from its t...

Westworld: 'Weird' third album a fractional disappointment

Westworld: ‘Weird’ third album a fractional disappointment

May 4, 2020

TL;DR I have no overarching complaints about this album. There’s nothing inherently wrong with it, so it comes down to the songs. And ultimate...