• Record Label: N/A
  • Release Date: Dec 25, 2019
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 5 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
Buy On
  1. ‘Jesus Is Born’ serves as a gateway into gospel and a fittingly festive listen for this time of year. Praise be.
  2. Jan 8, 2020
    74
    There is very little club to be found on Jesus Is Born—it is a pure gospel album. One of the most radical elements of the album is what’s absent: Kanye’s voice. Instead, he’s assembled a massive choir to channel his Christian message in a joyous, all-consuming wave of sound.
  3. Jan 6, 2020
    70
    Regardless of your level of faith or denomination, the 19-track album is accessible enough from a craft and sanctified standpoint. Whether it's for interpolations of Kanye tracks like "Fade," with "Follow Me – Faith" — itself a gospelized riff off the classic house track by Aly-Us — or for a new take on "Ultralight Beam," off 2016's The Life of Pablo, there's a lot here to vibe off of.
  4. Jan 2, 2020
    70
    Jesus Is Born - as a stand-alone album - is pretty neat.
User Score
6.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. Jan 5, 2020
    7
    Pretty sweet pure gospel record. I think people are forgetting that this is not exactly a Kanye album, more of a choral album from his choir.
  2. Jan 4, 2020
    9
    The album has a lot of emotion and it's a great piece of gospel music, great for beginners.
  3. Jan 4, 2020
    8
    Great album, gospel production is awesome on here. Just suffers from being too lengthy and a lack of vocals from West, with those additions IGreat album, gospel production is awesome on here. Just suffers from being too lengthy and a lack of vocals from West, with those additions I may very well give this a 10!!! Full Review »