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Old 11-25-2008, 01:22 PM   #76
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Seems like people here like the album more than the critics, who have been savaging it.
I haven't observed this at all.



That's about a 7/10 average.
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I honestly wouldn't care if he could actually sing.
My thoughts exactly.
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I haven't observed this at all.



That's about a 7/10 average.
I was reading allmusic's review, which is two stars. Plus the NY Times, which is unfavorable, and also Boston Globe's, which isn't on that list, also didn't like it.

Perhaps I just read the wrong three.

Curious to see what Popmatters and Pitchfork (although I hate them) have to say.
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Old 11-25-2008, 01:31 PM   #80
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I was reading allmusic's review, which is two stars. Plus the NY Times, which is unfavorable, and also Boston Globe's, which isn't on that list, also didn't like it.

Perhaps I just read the wrong three.

Curious to see what Popmatters and Pitchfork (although I hate them) have to say.
Yeah, the first review I read was the AMG review (one of their most poorly-written, not because they bash the album, but because it's shallow), but there are some A's and 5 star reviews to balance it out.

Pitchfork will probably give it something in the 7 range. They love Kanye.
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Old 11-25-2008, 02:01 PM   #81
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And, for those who are frustrated by the new album, don't forget about this:

Kanye West promises another album in 2009 | Music | guardian.co.uk

Just take the best tracks from 808s, leave the rest, and get ready for '09.
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Old 11-25-2008, 06:22 PM   #82
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Listening through all four of his albums today, here's some revised grades:

College Dropout: B+
Some of his very best tracks, but wildly incoherent.

Late Registration: A
A masterpiece with epic musical scope and few clunkers.

Graduation: B+
Intriguing new musical influences translate to some intoxicating samples, but rehashed lyrical themes bring it down.

808s & Heartbreak: B
The Plastic Ono Band of hip-hop. Thin, underwritten melodies and a limited musical scope become something more when taken at once. His most coherent and surprising album, though not his best.
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Listening through all four of his albums today, here's some revised grades:

College Dropout: B+
Some of his very best tracks, but wildly incoherent.

Late Registration: A
A masterpiece with epic musical scope and few clunkers.

Graduation: B+
Intriguing new musical influences translate to some intoxicating samples, but rehashed lyrical themes bring it down.

808s & Heartbreak: B
The Plastic Ono Band of hip-hop. Thin, underwritten melodies and a limited musical scope become something more when taken at once. His most coherent and surprising album, though not his best.
Which album has "Flashing Lights?"

That's your best album.
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Which album has "Flashing Lights?"

That's your best album.
It also has a fucking Chris Martin cameo.
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It also has a fucking Chris Martin cameo.
Goddammit.

If it's not Chris Martin, it's Paul Wall or Lil' Wayne. Come on now, Kanye.
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Lil Wayne is the most overrated rapper in the industry, and I say this knowing that absolutely no one whose opinion I care about thinks highly of him.
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Lil Wayne is the most overrated rapper in the industry, and I say this knowing that absolutely no one whose opinion I care about thinks highly of him.
Have you asked Moggio?
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I just don't like this record. I'm very sad to say so, but it's true. That's two duds in a row, in my eyes. Here's hoping that Good-Ass Job actually gets released, some day...
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