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  • Summary: The 10th full-length release for the rapper was originally announced to be released in July 2020.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Sep 1, 2021
    80
    With Donda, he’s crafted his most unforgiving self-portrait yet, one that, like the best works that plumb a person’s inner depths, winds up reflecting our collective imperfections.
  2. Aug 30, 2021
    75
    Donda is Kanye West’s best album since 2013’s Yeezus. Those who stuck with him through thick and thin will love it, while the rest of us can safely dip our toes back in the water.
  3. Sep 2, 2021
    62
    There are times where Kanye recaptures the magic of his golden years. ... But there just isn’t enough good here to look past the flaws. The final result is a collection of songs with little binding energy other than a vague Gospel through line, which runs across the tracklist — chaotic like The Life Of Pablo but devoid of the magic.
  4. 60
    While DONDA certainly isn’t a rushed job, it could have benefitted from West spending a little less time on it and learning when to let things go. Nobody needs all 27 of these tracks, but dig deep into its contents and you’ll find enough gems to make his 10th album worth your time.
  5. Aug 30, 2021
    60
    It's not Kanye's return to form, but it does enough to stave off the kind musical irrelevance that seemed to be creeping up on him as his detestable personal misconduct began to dwarf his poor-to-middling studio output.
  6. Aug 30, 2021
    50
    If you decide to dive into the feature-film length collection of songs, you’ll find West firmly in the sonic palette of his post-TLOP run. There are messy, antagonistic productions akin that extend the Yeezus formula of pummeling listeners into submission. ... There’s a rare moment of humility in “24″, where West sings – shouts really – “we gon’ be okay” alongside a choir and over a discordant organ playing for an imagined too-hot summertime congregation. It’s as close to sublime as the messy, deeply flawed Donda gets.
  7. 0
    Resplendent moments – like a second’s burst of sunshine through dark storm clouds – are so rare that by the time you emerge on the other side, they’re all but forgotten. ... But by involving Manson, West has made this impossible. Donda leaves a sour taste that no number of good beats, gospel choirs or church organs will cleanse. Zero stars.

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  1. Sep 9, 2021
    10
    This album, for real.
    Have something to heat your heart, i never listened to anything like this. It’s simple perfect.
  2. Aug 30, 2021
    10
    Nice album it’s pretty good but not as good as MBDTF it’s still good though better than Jesus is King.
  3. Jul 23, 2021
    10
    Insanely good music. Kanye West is GOAT. The sky is blue. Every song is at least an 8.5 (with 5 of them 10 imo). His best album i dare say,Insanely good music. Kanye West is GOAT. The sky is blue. Every song is at least an 8.5 (with 5 of them 10 imo). His best album i dare say, even better than MBDTF. When people listen to it they’ll go mad, great features who all do equally well and sing sick verses/lyrics. Kanye West is a genius, he creates beautiful songs that blend in well and transition into one another, compelling storytelling, the type that hooks a listener and makes them not get old of it, The best song is 100% Kanye West’s best song OAT (bold statement i know) I’d say they’re all in his top 30, a few in his top 10 and 5.
    999999999/10
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  4. Sep 4, 2021
    9
    I thought this album was great and showed the growth and maturity of a multi-generational artist. I thought the marketing was excellent andI thought this album was great and showed the growth and maturity of a multi-generational artist. I thought the marketing was excellent and the music production was amazing. The album maybe a little too long for my taste but I enjoyed every minute of it. I appreciate that Kanye took a risk in changing his sound that is worthy for album of the year. Expand
  5. Aug 29, 2021
    7
    It really grew on me after listening to it again I will give it a 7 this time
  6. Aug 31, 2021
    1
    no good album, everything see it again. No relevant, super lazy. Is not his best album
  7. Aug 30, 2021
    0
    Um álbum medíocre, feito por um cara que só ganha buzz em atacar mulheres inocentes e ter uma síndrome de achar que é o dono mundo, mas naUm álbum medíocre, feito por um cara que só ganha buzz em atacar mulheres inocentes e ter uma síndrome de achar que é o dono mundo, mas na verdade n sabe sustentar o marketing do próprio casamento ou a imagem de "filho de Deus", mas o q esperar de uma pessoa como ele??? Nada além de lixo e fãs idiotas que são obcecados pela Taylor Swift Expand

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