|Work it, make it, do it, makes us Harder, better, faster, stronger N-now th-that that don't kill me Can only make me stronger I need you to hurry...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
SpinWest's third album is memerizing and alienating, like all the purest forms of pop culture. [Nov 2007, p.114]
The album lacks the flab of previous efforts and, where he's been guilty of hiding behind guests before, the contributions are (perhaps inadvisably in retrospect) kept to a minimum. Sadly though, the grandstanding and chest beating take their toll on both Graduation's aesthetic and the listener's patience.
West's vocal mediocrity wouldn't be so glaring if the production were more of a diversion. There are no truly tragic compositions on Graduation--though the droning ''Drunk and Hot Girls'' could have been half as irritating at twice the speed--but most of the music just seems uninspired.
RoyalC.Sep 11, 2007It's Kanye...exactly what the doctor ordered.
AlexS.Nov 7, 2007The Classic...
SamC.Sep 14, 2007Another brilliant album from the master of hip-hop. Everyone knows his skills as a producer, but I think he's underapreciated as a lyricist.
Feb 14, 2019Graduation summed up: The highs are very high (Stronger, I Wonder, Flashing Lights), and the lows are very low (Barry Bonds, Drunk and HotGraduation summed up: The highs are very high (Stronger, I Wonder, Flashing Lights), and the lows are very low (Barry Bonds, Drunk and Hot Girls). The rest of the album has good songs, but mainly average for Kanye's standards.… Expand
JasonH.Sep 11, 2007Graduation is maybe Kanyes best cd
ChrisW.Sep 10, 2007If he would only stick to producing... Sorry Kanye, but you can't rap! You're disgracing the Hip-Hop Community with this garbage.
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|Divine Symmetry: The Journey to Hunky Dory [Box Set] - David Bowie|
|Live at the Whisky 1977 [Box Set] - Cheap Trick|
|S.O.S. - SZA|
|50 [Box Set] - Neu!|
|12 - Ryuichi Sakamoto|
|I Love You Jennifer B - Jockstrap|
|Natural Brown Prom Queen - Sudan Archives|
|Live at the Fillmore, 1997 - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers|
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|King's Disease III - Nas|
|The Hardest Part - Noah Cyrus|
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|YTILAER - Bill Callahan|
|In These Times - Makaya McCraven|
|Angel Numbers - Hamish Hawk|
|Congregation - Witch Fever|
|Heavy Heavy - Young Fathers|