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  • Summary: After several delays, the ninth full-length studio release for the rapper is set to be released on the same day as his concert film of the same name.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 25
  2. Negative: 4 out of 25
  1. Oct 29, 2019
    80
    Jesus Is King provides an undeniably moving and distinct new chapter in the book of Kanye. Whether you choose to skip it or place it high on your mantel, its cultural significance is only bound to grow.
  2. Oct 29, 2019
    72
    Yes, the bassline on “Water” is one of the best I’ve heard in a long time, but a moment like this feels like a consolation, not a highlight. Kanye albums used to stretch our perspectives and imaginations. Now they illuminate the contours of his increasingly shrunken world.
  3. Oct 29, 2019
    70
    A very listenable experience, as no tracks outstay their welcome.
  4. Oct 25, 2019
    50
    The gospel-singer moments (the stirring intro to “God Is”) and the verses by the Clips’ Pusha T and No Malice on “Use This Gospel” provide most of the musical sparks, with West allowing message to trump musicality. ... Otherwise, this sounds like a walk-through to West’s next destination, a tentative step that feels neither accomplished nor particularly memorable.
  5. Nov 12, 2019
    50
    As with every Kanye album, there’s some magnificent production on a majority of “Jesus Is King” courtesy of Pi’erre Bourne, Timbaland and Boogz, among others. ... Kanye just seems like he’s in his own world; disregarding what’s going on around him. Other times, Ye’s writing delves into eyerolling contradictions and ego-driven intentions.
  6. Oct 27, 2019
    40
    On the whole, however, the album is a lyrical mess, alternately alienating and bland.
  7. Oct 28, 2019
    0
    Jesus Is King is impersonal, repetitive, boring, and somehow too long at just 27 minutes. Some albums grow deeper with subsequent listens; Jesus Is King shrinks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Oct 28, 2019
    10
    can’t believe Yeezy took me to Church
  2. Oct 26, 2019
    10
    Extremely well made and produced album. Each song has their own character and charm. When i first listened to it, it made me literally jumpExtremely well made and produced album. Each song has their own character and charm. When i first listened to it, it made me literally jump from my chair in joy. This album will be remembered and loved for years to come. Some songs like "On God", "Closed on Sundays" and "Use this Gospel" are complete BANGERS. The bass line with the synths on "On God" are some of my favorites from any album this decade. I feel that the lyrics in the song are very well written and catchy. I gave this album a 10 because personally, I feel that Kanye was just saying straight facts in this Album. Expand
  3. Oct 25, 2019
    10
    Simply amazing, the wait was really worth it, just no words to how amazing this album is. The production is classic Kanye, simply amazing.Simply amazing, the wait was really worth it, just no words to how amazing this album is. The production is classic Kanye, simply amazing. Kanye has been reborn.
    (Ignore the bad reviews, they are just haters.)
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  4. Jan 12, 2020
    7
    This is not a good album for Kanye West but decent as best as a regular artist. There are some tracks that are repetitive and stuff and someThis is not a good album for Kanye West but decent as best as a regular artist. There are some tracks that are repetitive and stuff and some tracks that i don't like. My favorite tracks are Use This Gospel and Selah. But it is a listenable short album and i like it Expand
  5. Oct 25, 2019
    3
    Sonically dull, lyrically uninspired, and completely un-Kanye-like. Eleven songs and not a catchy hook in the bunch.
  6. Dec 6, 2019
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Esse álbum é horrível. Taylor Swift artista da década, rainha do pop. Stream lover. Para uma qualidade sonora Expand
  7. Oct 26, 2019
    0
    Kanye is trying too hard to sound original in "Jesus Is King", but the truth is: the album is completely boring, the tracks feels unfinished,Kanye is trying too hard to sound original in "Jesus Is King", but the truth is: the album is completely boring, the tracks feels unfinished, his singing voice it's just ridiculous, i think he should keep selling his ugly shoes, he's not good at making music anymore, nothing impressive, nothing new, nothing special. Expand

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