Sunday, February 14, 2016

Kanye West - T.L.O.P. (GIF Album Review: Trump Edition)

1. Ultralight Beam (feat. Chance the Rapper & Kirk Franklin)

2. Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1 (feat. Kid Cudi)

3. Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 2 (feat. Desiigner)

4. Famous (feat. Rihanna & Swizz Beatz)

5. Feedback

6. Low Lights

7. High Lights (feat. Young Thug)

8. Freestyle 4 (feat. Desiigner)

9. I Love Kanye

10. Waves (feat. Chris Brown)

11. FML (feat. The Weeknd)

12. Real Friends (feat. Ty Dolla $ign)

13. Wolves (feat. Frank Ocean & Caroline Shaw)

14. Silver Surfer Intermission

15. 30 Hours

16. No More Parties In L.A. (feat. Kendrick Lamar)

17. Facts (Charlie Heat Version)

18. Fade (feat. Post Malone & Ty Dolla $ign)

Bottom line:

You know I (almost) always keep it 100% with my reviews, but I gotta say, I like this album a lot more than I expected. In the past decade, I've been gradually turned off by Kanye's increasingly more decadent lyrics and production. One might go so far as to call me an apostate of the church of Yeezus. But again, I kinda like this album. It's got plenty of highlights (though in my opinion, the Young Thug-assisted "High Lights" is not one of them). It's incongruous. I generally don't like that. One definitely gets the sense that this record was dedicatedly produced yet tactlessly cobbled together. Sh*t, maybe that was the point. (Not to mention, the cover art is an absolute atrocity.) Kanye originally introduced The Life of Pablo (under various titles) as containing ten tracks. It'd serve this album well to be whittled down a bit to cut out what I deem to be filler. There's plenty of it. But again, and again, all in all, I kinda, sorta, really do like this album. FML. (I wouldn't pay $20 for it though LOL...)

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