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  • Summary: The Grammy-winner returns with a highly-anticpated follow-up to 'The College Dropout,' marking the second installment in a planned four-part series of albums. Jon Brion co-produced, and Brandy, Common, Nas, The Game, Jamie Foxx and Maroon 5's Adam Levine guest.

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Bittersweet
(Intro Music) (John Mayer) Bittersweet, You're gonna be the death of me. I dont want you, but I need you. I love you and hate you at the very same... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Late Registration is an undeniable triumph, packed front to back, so expansive it makes the debut sound like a rough draft.
  2. Jan 3, 2011
    90
    Each of these songs offers more exquisite details than I could earmark in twice this space, many of them literary, which the English prof's dropout son rightly claims as his calling. But secret brilliance is more likely to emerge from the sops to his hip-hop base.
  3. Vibe
    80
    There are still too many touchy-feely songs. [Oct 2005, p.161]
  4. By freshening up his style without entirely abandoning it, West still has the rest of the rap world playing catch-up.
  5. Late Registration really wants to be an album album, which makes all the more frustrating and undermining the fact that it mirrors the flaws of its predecessor: the glut and the stilted sequencing.
  6. Not a dud, certainly not a work of cosmic art. It’s meekly above-average.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 26 out of 289
  1. Oct 17, 2011
    10
    Wake up Mr. West cause you gave a an incredible album to enjoy for days to come. The amount of effort that was put into this album shines inWake up Mr. West cause you gave a an incredible album to enjoy for days to come. The amount of effort that was put into this album shines in the best tracks of the LP.
    Best Tracks:
    Heard 'Em Say (Feat. Adam Levine)
    Gold Digger (Feat. Jamie Foxx)
    Hey Mama
    Drive Slow (Feat. Paul Wall & GLC)
    We Major (Feat Nas & Really Doe)
    Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Feat Jay-Z)
    And all the Skits.
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  2. antonioc
    Sep 24, 2005
    10
    Undeniably the best album in stores right now. tme late registration tops the college dropout with tracks like Addiction, Hey Mama, and Crack Undeniably the best album in stores right now. tme late registration tops the college dropout with tracks like Addiction, Hey Mama, and Crack Music Kanye's in a class by himself Expand
  3. J.M.Sarabia
    Aug 27, 2005
    10
    Kanye West outdoes himself lyrcialy from his freshman debut. A much better rounded album. A new CLASSIC for the world of hip-hop. 01. Wake Up Kanye West outdoes himself lyrcialy from his freshman debut. A much better rounded album. A new CLASSIC for the world of hip-hop. 01. Wake Up Mr. West (ft.Bernie Mac) 02. Heard 'Em Say (ft.Adam Levine Of Maroon 5) 9.5/10 03. Touch The Sky (ft.Lupe Fiasco) 9.5/10 04. Gold Digger (ft.Jamie Foxx) 10/10 05. Skit #1 06. Drive Slow (ft.Paul Wall & Glc) 10/10 07. My Way Home (ft.Common) 10/10 08. Crack Music (ft.The Game) 8.5/10 09. Roses 10/10 10. Bring Me Down (ft.Brandy) 8/10 11. Addiction 10/10 12. Skit #2 13. Diamonds (Remix) (ft.Jay-Z) 10/10 14. We Major (ft.Nas & Really Doe) 10/10 15. Skit $3 16. Hey Mama 10/10 17. Celebration 10/10 18. Skit #4 19. Gone (ft.Consequence & Cam'Ron) 10/10 20. Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Bonus Track) 10/10 21. Late (Hidden Track) 10/10 Expand
  4. irvinc
    Jul 26, 2007
    10
    late registration is brilliant, a superb triumph of hard labor of 'Ye and Jon Brion's behalf
  5. JustinD
    Dec 4, 2005
    9
    All of the tracks on this album are good. he should of gotten 5 mics.
  6. Jul 28, 2019
    8
    An album that is great in just about everything. The production is outstanding, with jazz and soul thoughtfully implemented, is consistentAn album that is great in just about everything. The production is outstanding, with jazz and soul thoughtfully implemented, is consistent from start to finish, displays the charisma and confidence that was so prevalent on TCD, and has potent themes throughout. A classic album. Expand
  7. BradyD
    Aug 31, 2005
    0
    weak corny rap. the fact that this trendy crap is considered rap album of the year makes me sick. ya'll ain't lookin in the right weak corny rap. the fact that this trendy crap is considered rap album of the year makes me sick. ya'll ain't lookin in the right place. peep edan, one be lo, or dangerdoom for best album. peace Expand

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