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  • Summary: The seven-track release from the rapper was streamed live from Wyoming and featured guest appearances from 070 Shake, DeJ Loaf, Jeremih, Kid Cudi, John Legend, Nicki Minaj, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Ty Dolla $ign, Valee and Charlie Wilson.

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All Mine
Yeah, you supermodel thick Damn, that ass bustin' out the bottom I'ma lose my mind in it, crazy that medulla oblongata Get to rubbin' on my line Get... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 34
  2. Negative: 2 out of 34
  1. Jun 6, 2018
    90
    ye really does what a self-titled album should do: it says “Hey, this is who I am.” Even at 23 minutes, it almost feels like two different albums: an aggressive, dissonant one, and an empathetic, soulful one. Yet, those aren’t the two sides of Kanye, because those things exist in him simultaneously, all the time.
  2. 75
    Despite its sometimes grating protagonist, ye is a pleasant enough way to pass half an hour. Seven tracks is long enough to develop an idea without wearing it out. The production is typically lush. Kanye has returned to the kinds of soul samples that made him famous to begin with.
  3. Jun 4, 2018
    70
    ye is by no means Kanye West’s finest moment, but it’s a reminder not to count him out just yet.
  4. 60
    Over a brief seven tracks, the 40-year-old superstar confirms his production prowess, veering between sparse, hyper-modern styles and compositions which hark back to the soulful bent of the producer-turned-rapper’s early career; a volatile mix of the sweet and the acrid, the sentimental and the tendentious.
  5. 60
    Ye doesn’t feel like that reinvention. If anything, this album feels safe, a word I imagine is insulting to the artist. ... However, Kanye has an incredible ear for production, more apparent on Pusha T’s DAYTONA. There are some excellent moments on Ye, but with only twenty-four minutes of music, some doesn’t cut it.
  6. Jun 12, 2018
    50
    His verses mostly feel redundant, hastily thrown together to validate the presence of these songs on his project, and while the album has been described as introspective this very brief release only allows for skindeep thoughts on any one topic. The Kanye West show has already rolled on, but some of the magic of yesteryear has been left behind.
  7. Jun 5, 2018
    30
    There is nothing new to be learned from this album burdened by crudely formed raps about his already exhaustively covered life and deeply muddled politics. ... Still, the music at times almost makes it worth it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 31 out of 195
  1. Jun 1, 2018
    10
    Much more focused than TLOP and the production is some of Kanye's very best work. From the haunting opening track to the masterfullyMuch more focused than TLOP and the production is some of Kanye's very best work. From the haunting opening track to the masterfully constructed Ghost Town, this is far and away the best album of the year thus far. He is able to say everything he needs to in the 7 tracks and is perhaps the most intimate, vulnerable Ye we have ever seen. Even more so than 808s and it works brilliantly in this case. Expand
  2. Jun 3, 2018
    10
    Understanding that an album with such depth and content would need good replay value, Kanye strips the tracklist down to a bite-sized portionUnderstanding that an album with such depth and content would need good replay value, Kanye strips the tracklist down to a bite-sized portion of genius. Expand
  3. Jun 1, 2018
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The album is absolutely incredible! The mix of West’s best albums such as MBDTF, Graduation with elements of new Kanye and trap-sound.
    10/10
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  4. Jun 2, 2018
    8
    No weak moment just like Pusha T's Daytona. Kanye's production and lyrics are on point throughout. Personal, thoughtful and somewhatNo weak moment just like Pusha T's Daytona. Kanye's production and lyrics are on point throughout. Personal, thoughtful and somewhat conceptual. All the features came through with amazing performances. High while all the songs are flawless, I feel like some are stronger than others. Most notably All Mine and Ghost Town. Overall, very pleasant listen. Expand
  5. Sep 7, 2019
    8
    This is just such a REAL album.

    Best Tracks: Ghost Town, Yikes, I Thought About Killing You, Violent Crimes, Wouldn't Leave
    Worst Tracks: All Mine
  6. Dec 21, 2018
    6
    "Ye" tries to be minimalist, but sometimes it's simplistic. I understand the idea of ​​Kanye, he makes nice and smooth letters and like no one"Ye" tries to be minimalist, but sometimes it's simplistic. I understand the idea of ​​Kanye, he makes nice and smooth letters and like no one else. The album has no beginning and end, I feel lost listening. We have to wait much longer. Expand
  7. Aug 13, 2018
    0
    Apenas uma música é boa nesse EP, Kanye é bom em algumas coisas que faz mas nessa ele me decepcionou um pouco

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