- Summary: Breaking traditional mainstream hip-hop guidelines, Kanye West's latest release features epic raps and long instrumental variations for his most innovative album to date.
- Record Label: Def Jam
- Genre(s): Pop, Rap, Pop/Rock, Midwest Rap, Pop-Rap
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|All of the Lights|
|All of the lights, (lights, lights) All of the lights Turn up the lights in here, baby Extra bright, I want y'all to see this Turn up the lights in...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
XXLDec 23, 2010The end result is a body of work that pushes hip-hop in a bold new direction and puts Mr,. West back at the forefront of the culture once again.
Feb 24, 2016I can't say anything about this album that hasn't been said before.
This is the culmination of Rap music. It is 2016 and 6 years laterI can't say anything about this album that hasn't been said before.
This is the culmination of Rap music. It is 2016 and 6 years later every song still feels fresh and current.
Each song meticulously places, start to finish, this is an album.… Expand
Nov 22, 2010This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The best album of the year...so far!!!!! this the sound of the future, the sound of real hip-hop and rap music, the sound of the music...this is Kanye West!!! great artist and a real genius...! this album is so creative, original and perfect!!! the best album of his career...! i wan t this album in my country! great lyrics, crazy and awesome! perfect album!!!!!!… Expand
Dec 6, 2010I would give this album lower than a 10 if it weren't worth the grade. The impressive production and the ability Kanye uses is uncanny andI would give this album lower than a 10 if it weren't worth the grade. The impressive production and the ability Kanye uses is uncanny and almost too real to not receive the grade. The people who fret on the vulgar language and the ego should not judge the album based on those things as they are. Judge the album based on what those words are used with to create the album. This album looks into the psyche that comprises the most egotistical and bizarre pop culture figures in years. Kanye pushes boundaries with his proper use of autotune and his impressive list of back up vocalists and guest stars. He uses everything perfectly, granted a little too much, but that's Kanye, he is exuberant to another level. He defines a generation on his own with this material. If you don't believe me, just give the album a listen; it might not seem like much, but after its over you'll want more.… Expand
Feb 23, 2011Kanye shows is true genius here -- more than just displaying a mastery of a genre, this album is full of innovation and surprises. He'sKanye shows is true genius here -- more than just displaying a mastery of a genre, this album is full of innovation and surprises. He's absolutely at the peak of his game, and I hope he can continue to produce at this level for years to come.… Expand
Nov 22, 2010One of the best albums of the year and a modern classic in this decade. Kanye has officially become the king of rap as his hero MJ became theOne of the best albums of the year and a modern classic in this decade. Kanye has officially become the king of rap as his hero MJ became the king of pop. Amazing.… Expand
Feb 6, 2014This album is definitely one of the best albums of my generation. Great lyrics, production and features on the album. Kanye brings his talentThis album is definitely one of the best albums of my generation. Great lyrics, production and features on the album. Kanye brings his talent to the table when it came to songs like "Gorgeous", "Runaway", "Hell Of A Life" & "So Appalled". The production is marvelous. It makes me appreciate Kanye's work a lot more. This is one of my favorite albums of all time. This album is a must listen.… Expand
Nov 22, 2010This album feels hollow compared to his last releases. The music itself is uninteresting and has Kanye trying to reinvent himself yet again;This album feels hollow compared to his last releases. The music itself is uninteresting and has Kanye trying to reinvent himself yet again; however, unlike past releases, he failed at creating a solid album.… Expand
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Awards & Rankings
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|Originals - Prince|
|Gold & Grey - Baroness|
|Titanic Rising - Weyes Blood|
|Grey Area - Little Simz|
|Rolling Thunder Revue: The 1975 Live Recordings [Box Set] - Bob Dylan|
|LEGACY! LEGACY! - Jamila Woods|
|When I Get Home - Solange|
|Psychodrama - Dave|
|Shepherd in a Sheepskin Vest - Bill Callahan|
|Patty Griffin - Patty Griffin|
|Kankyō Ongaku: Japanese Ambient, Environmental & New Age Music 1980-1990 - Various Artists|
|Ancestral Recall - Christian Scott|
|Designer - Aldous Harding|
|U.F.O.F. - Big Thief|
|Ilana: The Creator - Mdou Moctar|
|Dogrel - Fontaines DC|
|Out of Sight - Jake Xerxes Fussell|
|Reward - Cate Le Bon|