Thursday, July 11, 2013
Final Grade: C
Needless to say, I didn't like this album. It was arrogant for all of the wrong reasons, without the lyrics or beats to back it up. I wish he hadn't ruined "Black Skinhead" for me when he paired it with images of men in KKK hoods on the jumbotron at his concert, because I would actually like that song otherwise. Now I just get a bad taste in my mouth when I hear it. The last song, "Bound 2" is pretty good too, but that's about as far as I go with this one. I don't find this album visionary, I don't think he's starting some new big thing (as I'm sure he believes he has). The beats were loud, cluttered, and lacking of substance. Where the fuck am I supposed to listen to this album, anyway? I don't see how this fits contextually into any setting of my life. That being said, I'm sure some people find this album dope, but I just cannot get past all the narcissism that is seeping through the entire album. At least old Kanye arrogance had the material to back it up!