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(Guardian)   Yo Kanye imma let you finish, but your new album is the worst album of ALL TIME   (guardian.co.uk) divider line 189
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2013-06-17 01:54:18 PM
Wrong:
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2013-06-17 01:58:40 PM
Four out of five stars is the worst? Is that like Homer Simpson's lowest review being seven thumbs up?
 
2013-06-17 02:00:42 PM
Kanye West is a douchebag of the highest order. I don't think anyone will dispute that. But the author clearly lets that affect his opinion of the album. I haven't given it the full listen yet, but I've heard good things. The phrase "album of the year" is already being thrown around. My point: It is possible for assholes to make good music. Again, I don't know if the album is any good. I haven't checked it out yet. It's just way too obvious the author is biased.
 
2013-06-17 02:25:41 PM

" The other response, however, is that West knows exactly what he's doing and that, from its title down, Yeezus is intended as a deliberately contrary, ambiguous act of provocation in a musical world where provocation is in pretty short supply. "


So in other words Kanye is the Black Madonna?

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2013-06-17 02:27:13 PM
FTFA: The straightforward [response] is that West is an idiot, so mired in a fog of narcissism and self-delusion that he doesn't realise the full implications of what he's saying

Yeah, I'm going to go with that one.
 
2013-06-17 02:28:38 PM
Nope. Winner...and STEEEEEEEEL CHAMPIONNNNNNNNNNN...

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2013-06-17 02:30:53 PM
Kanye gets worse with each album, but a surprising amount of younger white people that listen to rap really like this dude for some reason. Also, a few white guys who write for Grantland explicitly named Lil' Wayne as the greatest rapper alive at different points a couple years ago. That was insane to me.

I don't get it. Yeah, College Dropout was well-produced and had some decent lyrics, and Late Registration and Graduation Day had some good tracks, but Kanye sucks lyrically and hasn't dropped anything that is any good on that front since the opening to "Can't Tell Me Nothin'."

However, since 808s and Heartbreak, Kanye has been pretty much unlistenable. He could get away with being irritating if he was actually a good rapper or at least a good producer, but at this point, he's basically terrible.
 
2013-06-17 02:33:39 PM
Shiat sandwich.
 
2013-06-17 02:33:56 PM
 
2013-06-17 02:35:21 PM

AnotherBluesStringer: Kanye West is a douchebag of the highest order. I don't think anyone will dispute that. But the author clearly lets that affect his opinion of the album. I haven't given it the full listen yet, but I've heard good things. The phrase "album of the year" is already being thrown around. My point: It is possible for assholes to make good music. Again, I don't know if the album is any good. I haven't checked it out yet. It's just way too obvious the author is biased.


Yeah, you hear that from the same industry that paid to produce all this garbage.
 
2013-06-17 02:36:17 PM
Hmm, yes, shallow and pedantic...

/that article took forever to say nothing
 
2013-06-17 02:38:08 PM
imma sure it's bad, but is it worse than this?

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2013-06-17 02:42:08 PM
wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net
 
2013-06-17 02:42:55 PM
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2013-06-17 02:43:44 PM
Subby does not appear to have understand what he read. If he even read it. Maybe the modmins were just falling all over themselves to approve another Kanye thread because those has done so well recently.

I gathered the reviewer actually liked the album quite a bit, but clearly did not understand what he had just listened to or why it was produced in the first place.
 
2013-06-17 02:44:01 PM
t3.gstatic.com
 
2013-06-17 02:44:26 PM
They do not adhere to the motto he offers on I Am a God: "soon as they like you, make 'em un-like you."


Wow, move over McCartney and Lennon, there is a new lyric genius!
 
2013-06-17 02:44:47 PM
Kanye is farking derivative and boring.

Crucial rap albums in my opinion, and I do not listen primarily to rap:

Straight Out The Jungle - The Jungle Brothers
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive travels and the Paths of Rhythm
Ice T - O.G. Original Gangster
The Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
The Geto Boys - The Geto Boys
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
 
2013-06-17 02:48:42 PM

Jake Havechek: Kanye is farking derivative and boring.

Crucial rap albums in my opinion, and I do not listen primarily to rap:

Straight Out The Jungle - The Jungle Brothers
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive travels and the Paths of Rhythm
Ice T - O.G. Original Gangster
The Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
The Geto Boys - The Geto Boys
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton


I would add :

Run DMC - Raising Hell
Eric B. and Rakim - Paid in Full
Nas - Illmatic
Tupac Shakur - Me Against the World and All Eyez on Me
Outkast - ATLiens and Stankonia
 
2013-06-17 02:49:23 PM

Jake Havechek: Kanye is farking derivative and boring.

Crucial rap albums in my opinion, and I do not listen primarily to rap:

Straight Out The Jungle - The Jungle Brothers
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive travels and the Paths of Rhythm
Ice T - O.G. Original Gangster
The Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
The Geto Boys - The Geto Boys
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton


Those were all great albums in their time and extremely influential as well, but there have been so many great albums in the 20+ years since the most recent release on that list that it would serve better as a bibliography than a "required listening" list.
 
2013-06-17 02:50:35 PM
they give it 4 out of 5 stars.  Yeezus is the sound of a man just doing his job properly.

Now, the MGMT album from one or two years ago - now that was trifling.
 
2013-06-17 02:51:19 PM

Smelly McUgly: Jake Havechek: Kanye is farking derivative and boring.

Crucial rap albums in my opinion, and I do not listen primarily to rap:

Straight Out The Jungle - The Jungle Brothers
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive travels and the Paths of Rhythm
Ice T - O.G. Original Gangster
The Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
The Geto Boys - The Geto Boys
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

I would add :

Run DMC - Raising Hell
Eric B. and Rakim - Paid in Full
Nas - Illmatic
Tupac Shakur - Me Against the World and All Eyez on Me
Outkast - ATLiens and Stankonia


Can we throw in mebbe Pharcyde Bizzare Ryde?
 
2013-06-17 02:51:39 PM

A Shambling Mound: Jake Havechek: Kanye is farking derivative and boring.

Crucial rap albums in my opinion, and I do not listen primarily to rap:

Straight Out The Jungle - The Jungle Brothers
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive travels and the Paths of Rhythm
Ice T - O.G. Original Gangster
The Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
The Geto Boys - The Geto Boys
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

Those were all great albums in their time and extremely influential as well, but there have been so many great albums in the 20+ years since the most recent release on that list that it would serve better as a bibliography than a "required listening" list.


Well I turn 43 this year, man, throw me a bone, here.
 
2013-06-17 02:52:19 PM
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2013-06-17 02:53:26 PM

olapbill: Smelly McUgly: Jake Havechek: Kanye is farking derivative and boring.

Crucial rap albums in my opinion, and I do not listen primarily to rap:

Straight Out The Jungle - The Jungle Brothers
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive travels and the Paths of Rhythm
Ice T - O.G. Original Gangster
The Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
The Geto Boys - The Geto Boys
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

I would add :

Run DMC - Raising Hell
Eric B. and Rakim - Paid in Full
Nas - Illmatic
Tupac Shakur - Me Against the World and All Eyez on Me
Outkast - ATLiens and Stankonia

Can we throw in mebbe Pharcyde Bizzare Ryde?


It wasn't a comprehensive list, so add away. As for me, I have a hard time not adding stuff that I really like just because I really like it. I would advise everyone to listen to Busdriver's Roadkill Overcoat, for example, but sadly I don't think that it should make this list.
 
2013-06-17 02:54:00 PM
Metacritic has Yeezus at 84, with Rolling Stone giving it a 90 and billboard an 88.

Yeezus is the darkest, most extreme music Kanye has ever cooked up, an extravagantly abrasive album full of grinding electro, pummeling minimalist hip-hop, drone-y wooz and industrial gear-grind. Every mad genius has to make a record like this at least once in his career--at its nastiest, his makes Kid A or In Utero or Trans all look like Bruno Mars.
 
2013-06-17 02:54:10 PM
I'll never hear the album but i watched his recent SNL performances and i Completely Didn't Understand It.  it was atonal, arhythmic, abrasive, repetitive, angry, and discordant.  one of the worst performances on that show, ever.  say waht you want about Vampire Weekend, Taylor Swift, the Lumineers, or any of the Clear Channel-derived crap you see on SNL but, at least they're playing a song. West's recent two songs were 3.5 minutes of garbage.


/"but - but that's just nitpicking, then, isn't it?"
 
2013-06-17 02:54:39 PM
My list is just basic cuz I'm old school, yo.
 
2013-06-17 02:56:18 PM
So, people actually buy and listen to this crap?

/the more you know
 
2013-06-17 02:57:24 PM

SlothB77: Metacritic has Yeezus at 84, with Rolling Stone giving it a 90 and billboard an 88.

Yeezus is the darkest, most extreme music Kanye has ever cooked up, an extravagantly abrasive album full of grinding electro, pummeling minimalist hip-hop, drone-y wooz and industrial gear-grind. Every mad genius has to make a record like this at least once in his career--at its nastiest, his makes Kid A or In Utero or Trans all look like Bruno Mars.


I don't know what any of that means or if it is supposed to be a positive. It sounds like a bunch of buzz words strung together.

/drone-y wooz? just fark off urban culture.
 
2013-06-17 02:57:33 PM

olapbill: Can we throw in mebbe Pharcyde Bizzare Ryde?



What?  No love the 3rd Bass "The Cactus Cee/Dee"?

Fark, it feels sometimes like....like.....like we're growing apart.  I just don't understand how you can say so much yet say so little.  No 3rd Bass?  It feels like you're just trying to hurt me when you do these kinds of things.  Maybe we should just.....just....i don't know.  I just don't know right now.
 
2013-06-17 02:58:23 PM

rickythepenguin: olapbill: Can we throw in mebbe Pharcyde Bizzare Ryde?


What?  No love the 3rd Bass "The Cactus Cee/Dee"?

Fark, it feels sometimes like....like.....like we're growing apart.  I just don't understand how you can say so much yet say so little.  No 3rd Bass?  It feels like you're just trying to hurt me when you do these kinds of things.  Maybe we should just.....just....i don't know.  I just don't know right now.


Fark...

Forgot about 3rd Bass...
 
2013-06-17 02:59:56 PM

SlothB77: extravagantly abrasive album full of grinding electro, pummeling minimalist hip-hop, drone-y wooz and industrial gear-grind


rickythepenguin: it was atonal, arhythmic, abrasive, repetitive, angry, and discordant.



ehhh....great minds think alike?
 
2013-06-17 03:01:57 PM

olapbill: Smelly McUgly: Jake Havechek: Kanye is farking derivative and boring.

Crucial rap albums in my opinion, and I do not listen primarily to rap:

Straight Out The Jungle - The Jungle Brothers
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive travels and the Paths of Rhythm The Low End Theory
Ice T - O.G. Original Gangster and Power
The Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet and It Takes A Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back
The Geto Boys - The Geto BoysWe Can't Be Stopped
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

I would add :

Run DMC - Raising Hell
Eric B. and Rakim - Paid in Full
Nas - Illmatic
Tupac Shakur - Me Against the World and All Eyez on Me
Outkast - ATLiens and Stankonia

Can we throw in mebbe Pharcyde Bizzare Ryde?


Yes indeed we can.
Fugees- The Score
Wu-Tang Clan- 36 Chambers
 
2013-06-17 03:02:47 PM

Jake Havechek: Forgot about 3rd Bass...


seriously, listen to Cactus Cee-Dee now.  Yeah, some of the skits are dated (but keep in mind, at the time, every rap CD was riddled with skits but the music is pretty cool.  the samples are pretty awesome and the beats and production hold up.  i guess because a chubby Jewish guy and a white guy were in at the dawn of rap they seemed like outsiders, but, it's cool shiat.

/boom i dropped my fluid like a chemist, yo this is Serch from 3D Bass and I can do 'dis, now, she's contained and i'm a lamebrain, kicked the fat thing offa my swing, boom, larger than Jim Backus its' the cactus.
 
2013-06-17 03:04:44 PM

Smelly McUgly: However, since 808s and Heartbreak, Kanye has been pretty much unlistenable. He could get away with being irritating if he was actually a good rapper or at least a good producer, but at this point, he's basically terrible.


I listened to some of the tracks on YouTube, and in my opinion, this album is pretty much awful.  It sounds like someone trying to be experimental and failing miserably.

I like a good, noisy record, but this is just overly simplistic with no depth to it.  Tons of stuff like this was done in the 90s-00s during the whole "illbient" phase, but done much, much better.
 
2013-06-17 03:05:03 PM
First, the descriptions by Ricky The Penguin and Sloth B77 make this sound utterly unlistenable.

However, were I ever to spend large amounts of time surrounded by Kardashians, I believe that I would sound extravagantly abrasive, angry and discordant, as well as nauseated, suicidal and demented.  So at least the album reflects the artist's environment.
 
2013-06-17 03:05:20 PM

olapbill: Smelly McUgly: Jake Havechek: Kanye is farking derivative and boring.

Crucial rap albums in my opinion, and I do not listen primarily to rap:

Straight Out The Jungle - The Jungle Brothers
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive travels and the Paths of Rhythm
Ice T - O.G. Original Gangster
The Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
The Geto Boys - The Geto Boys
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

I would add :

Run DMC - Raising Hell
Eric B. and Rakim - Paid in Full
Nas - Illmatic
Tupac Shakur - Me Against the World and All Eyez on Me
Outkast - ATLiens and Stankonia

Can we throw in mebbe Pharcyde Bizzare Ryde?


needs more EPMD and Wu-Tang.
 
2013-06-17 03:05:30 PM

Jake Havechek: Fark...

Forgot about 3rd Bass...


Fark sincerely regrets the omission, and would like to extend it's apologies for the oversight, as well as it's thanks for bringing it to our attention and remedying the situation.
 
2013-06-17 03:06:41 PM
Y'know....I was really hoping Luke Donald would hold on and win, but he just fell apart in the first few holes of the final round and never recovered.  In the end I suppose I'm OK with Justin Rose taking the prize.

Wait....this isn't the thread on the US Open?
 
2013-06-17 03:06:59 PM

rickythepenguin: Jake Havechek: Forgot about 3rd Bass...

seriously, listen to Cactus Cee-Dee now.  Yeah, some of the skits are dated (but keep in mind, at the time, every rap CD was riddled with skits but the music is pretty cool.  the samples are pretty awesome and the beats and production hold up.  i guess because a chubby Jewish guy and a white guy were in at the dawn of rap they seemed like outsiders, but, it's cool shiat.

/boom i dropped my fluid like a chemist, yo this is Serch from 3D Bass and I can do 'dis, now, she's contained and i'm a lamebrain, kicked the fat thing offa my swing, boom, larger than Jim Backus its' the cactus.


I had that cassette in my car tape case, but since I have not had a tape player or driven a car(with a tape deck) in over 10 years, I forgot how much I dug that album.

Heck, this is the internet, I will listen to that again!
 
2013-06-17 03:07:32 PM
love for kanye's music must be part of some huge affirmative action movement

there is no other explanation
 
2013-06-17 03:08:38 PM
Was listening to a "greatest hip hop/rap compilation" online the other day. Enjoyed the hell out of the list, but bot htracks I skipped past (because they were just terrible) were Kanye. Do not understand the hype.
 
2013-06-17 03:08:54 PM

soakitincider: needs more EPMD


Business Never Personal?

/has to be one of the "Business" ones
//Illegal- The Untold Truth
///
 
2013-06-17 03:09:12 PM

Glitchwerks: Tons of stuff like this was done in the 90s-00s during the whole "illbient" phase, but done much, much better.


I vastly preferred chillbient, east coast downtempo, new school asian dubtempo, no wave sludgecore, west coast grindcore, deep house trancecore, gabber, durty south screw, old school southern slamgrass, chicago sludge, acid jazz, trip hop, new school ska, florida bass, spoken word....
 
2013-06-17 03:12:14 PM
" And it is an album that samples Nina Simone's version of Strange Fruit, then presses it into service on a song about how awful it is that Kanye West has to sit in a different part of the VIP area at a basketball game to his ex-girlfriend"

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2013-06-17 03:14:05 PM

rickythepenguin: I vastly preferred chillbient, east coast downtempo, new school asian dubtempo, no wave sludgecore, west coast grindcore, deep house trancecore, gabber, durty south screw, old school southern slamgrass, chicago sludge, acid jazz, trip hop, new school ska, florida bass, spoken word....


No love for country?  Or western?

/oops, my mistake.  Didn't see the ellipsis there.
 
2013-06-17 03:15:21 PM

soakitincider: olapbill: Smelly McUgly: Jake Havechek: Kanye is farking derivative and boring.

Crucial rap albums in my opinion, and I do not listen primarily to rap:

Straight Out The Jungle - The Jungle Brothers
A Tribe Called Quest - People's Instinctive travels and the Paths of Rhythm
Ice T - O.G. Original Gangster
The Beastie Boys - Paul's Boutique
De La Soul - 3 Feet High And Rising
Public Enemy - Fear of a Black Planet
The Geto Boys - The Geto Boys
N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton

I would add :

Run DMC - Raising Hell
Eric B. and Rakim - Paid in Full
Nas - Illmatic
Tupac Shakur - Me Against the World and All Eyez on Me
Outkast - ATLiens and Stankonia

Can we throw in mebbe Pharcyde Bizzare Ryde?

needs more EPMD and Wu-Tang.



Slick Rick (The Great Adventures of Slick Rick) and LL Cool J (could be a few albums) need to be on the list. Maybe some Big Daddy Kane as well.
 
2013-06-17 03:15:26 PM
Sorry Kanye, but being spoken of as the "Voice of Their Generation" is only awarded retroactively, and you just sound like a pompous dick.

Good show on porking Kim, though, I hope she was good, but the sex tape says differently.
 
2013-06-17 03:19:30 PM

rickythepenguin: What? No love the 3rd Bass "The Cactus Cee/Dee"?


The best rapper on the album isn't even in the group.

www.whosampled.com
Who the hell...?
Oh, right. You're probably more familiar with his next incarnation:
www.thelondonvandal.com
 
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