Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Album Review: Kanye West- The Life of Pablo

Hey all got a new review up @glidemag which you can read Right C'here!!!

When we reviewed Kanye West's last release Yeezus, we were enthralled not so much by the music, lyrics or songs, but by the statement. West released a minimalist art record masquerading as hip hop and still remained the biggest name in the biz.

This time out, West has just released pretty much nothing of consequence or even sound. The Life of Pablo is horrific, very little positive can be said about it. 

Artists (and West is most certainly that) need to evolve and while Yeezus felt like something new, Pablo feels like a gasp of pure confusion. Broken, half finished tracks are supposed to be a major statement on life, confidence, religion? Nah, it plays weak all around. We mentioned the number of cooks in the kitchen in the review, but the song "Famous" has 16 credited writers and 8 Producers, just what the hell is going on with these songs?  

We never read any other writers reviews before we submit ours, but since we sent this into Glide we had a chance to read the Pitchfork review (which likens him to Picasso) The AV Club and even All Music focus more on the backstory, the tweets, the drama...and rated the album well. We couldn't disagree more, for Glide we just focused on the album and the songs it contains; those suck.

But, that's just our opinion, support the artist, go to TIDAL for the album and peep some video below:

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