this album changed my life
By b0ss hdo b0ss
From songs about confidence & self-empowerment to humility and love, this album was the opposite of a failure; Kanye is a visionary. The ideas on this record are mature, personal, and brutally honest, so it should come as no surprise that it would fail to appease his usual audience, likely now accustomed to lyrics saturated in hedonic themes and selfish ideas. Philosophically, Kanye seems to have out-grown his manic selfishness in favor a philanthropic dream. Despite the opening tracks title, the record ends on an optimistic note and tells a story of a troubled man finding solace in family and his spiritual faith - arguably more transcendent truths than fame or success. Kanye isn’t speaking on popular subjects; he’s speaking honestly, and it’s one of the most refreshing things I’ve heard recently. Sincerely, a new fan - dan
What animal died to make this song?
Sorry it’s not main stream, Hollywood.
Stop making music
By R&B Souldier
Just go have sex with your plastic piece of garbage wife and stay out of the studio
Kanye’s Worst Album Yet!
There is no redeeming quality to this, it’s trash. Kanye should have paid me for buying it.
Another Classic from Mr. West
It may take some time and many listens to appreciate this short album, but this classic is great and will be great in the future.
Awesome Album! Keep up your work of amazement Kanye West!
Kanye has done it again with the fire projects, this album is older but it’s super fire and slaps.
Solo for an EP, not for an album
There’s really not much not to like about “Ye.” The songs are solid, catchy and occasionally brilliant (“Ghost Town”). Not one of them is garbage, or would even qualify as filler on a full-length album. However, when all you have are these 7 songs, and nothing drastically new or different sonically going on at any point in this release, it’s hard not to see it as a low point for an artist like Kanye, who has made more classic albums than any of his peers, and who has changed the face of music with each album since 2004. This is the first time a Kanye album has felt like it should have been a handful of singles released throughout the year, rather than an entry in his otherwise perfect discography.
While “Kids See Ghosts” and “Daytona” both manage to feel essential and vital even at their extremely abbreviated lengths, “Ye” feels thrown together and almost unnecessary. It’s still better than 90% of the hip-hop music you’ll hear (“No Mistake” bounces with an almost Graduation-esque effervescence, and “I Thought About Killing You” is a chilling, compelling oddball confessional that resolves into an undeniable thumper), this record simply cant stand alongside full-length albums — especially 2016’s chaotically masterful TLOP — without paling in comparison.