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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. Jun 4, 2018
    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: 34 out of 218
  1. Jun 3, 2018
    10
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  2. Jun 8, 2018
    10
    Considerably more engaged than TLOP and the generation is a portion of Kanye's absolute best work. From the frightful opening track to theConsiderably more engaged than TLOP and the generation is a portion of Kanye's absolute best work. From the frightful opening track to the marvelously built Ghost Town, this is by a wide margin the best collection of the year so far. He can state all that he needs to in the 7 tracks and is maybe the most cozy, defenseless Ye we have ever observed. Considerably more so than 808s and it works splendidly for this situation. Expand
  3. 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
  4. Jun 25, 2018
    8
    This album is very good at showing us the "new Kanye", the Kanye which stands on the edge of insanity and firmly on top of the game. While theThis album is very good at showing us the "new Kanye", the Kanye which stands on the edge of insanity and firmly on top of the game. While the message can seem confusing at first, the more you listen the more it makes sense. Kanyeis a musical genius and this was just a side to him that many people weren't expecting. Expand
  5. Jun 2, 2018
    7
    It's not the best, but it's not the worst either. I expected to really hate this album, however, I found myself listening to it a couple ofIt's not the best, but it's not the worst either. I expected to really hate this album, however, I found myself listening to it a couple of times. Some songs are really catchy and memorable. I personally love Yikes and I thought about killing you. Ghost Town is the highlight of the album

    a solid 7/10.
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  6. Dec 25, 2021
    6
    A veeeery forgetable sticker on Kanye West's discography, "Ye" has some charm, but fails on being what it was supposed to. Not that badA veeeery forgetable sticker on Kanye West's discography, "Ye" has some charm, but fails on being what it was supposed to. Not that bad though, just, meh. Expand
  7. Oct 20, 2018
    0
    Never trust a music artist that fully embraces Donald Trump. Overrated and boring.

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