|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.
RashonW.Sep 22, 2007Not just the greatest rapper of all time but the greatest artist living today. Like Kanye said, if there was a modern day Bible written today Not just the greatest rapper of all time but the greatest artist living today. Like Kanye said, if there was a modern day Bible written today he would be the lead character, the narrator and all the acknowledgements would be reserved for Kanye himself. Can anyone stop this man?… Expand
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.
Dec 8, 2014Much faster than his first two records "The College Dropout" and "Late Registration," "Graduation" is a much faster-paced, slimmer version ofMuch faster than his first two records "The College Dropout" and "Late Registration," "Graduation" is a much faster-paced, slimmer version of thumping choruses and witty lines from a man that seemed hell-bent on making this album the prime example of arena music. The journey you embark on throughout these sharp, punchy 51 minutes is an epic and crazy one, while Mr. West has effectively stated that he remains the king of the new hip-hop. Standout tracks for me would have to be the ironically dark "Flashing Lights" and chest-thumping "The Glory."… 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.
Awards & Rankings
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|Fetch the Bolt Cutters - Fiona Apple|
|Rough and Rowdy Ways - Bob Dylan|
|Summerlong - Rose City Band|
|Hard Luck Stories: 1972-1982 [Box Set] - Richard & Linda Thompson|
|Obsidian - Paradise Lost|
|Set My Heart on Fire Immediately - Perfume Genius|
|Sex, Death & The Infinite Void - Creeper|
|Punisher - Phoebe Bridgers|
|Glue - Boston Manor|
|græ - Moses Sumney|
|RTJ4 - Run the Jewels|
|Sawayama - Rina Sawayama|
|Shortly After Takeoff - BC Camplight|
|Ohms - Deftones|
|Women in Music, Pt. III - HAIM|
|Folklore - Taylor Swift|
|Song for Our Daughter - Laura Marling|
|Future Nostalgia - Dua Lipa|
|Saint Cloud - Waxahatchee|