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I am reblogging this solely for Hunter.
Also because Djibouti is a funny country name and I still crack up knowing that my dad was stationed there for a while.
I’m sitting here listening to Yeezus and I’ve got some thoughts on the album. Normally I don’t listen to leaks, but my curiosity got the best of me. Also, I bought Kanye’s last album for like a dollar on the Amazon mp3 store when it came out. Hopefully they’ll do a promotion like that again, because that was pretty cool.
- I like that the album has a Daft Punk feel to it. Yes, I’m fully aware that they produced some tracks on it. Also, I like Yeezus more than I like the new Daft Punk album, so there’s that.
- I also like the fact that Justin Vernon’s on this album again. While I’m not too terribly fond of “I’m in It,” I like Vernon’s vocals in it. It’s a far cry from “Lost in the World,” and I thought that was a nice touch. However, I thought that “Hold My Liquor” had more of a “Lost in the World” vibe to it with his vocals. I thought that the combination of Kanye/Chief Keef/Vernon was quite interesting, and that was the track I was most interested in hearing, because it’s quite an odd collaboration.
- The opening of “I Am a God” (and the chorus) kinda reminded me a bit of “I Am Your Grandma,” and I have no idea why. I’m going to blame Kohl for having that permanently stuck in my head after visiting him. However, Kanye calling himself a “God” is interesting. It’s a bit strong, even for him. Sorry Yeezy, but I will not bow down to you as a god. I won’t even regard you in a religious manner. Also, it’s a little weird that the track features “God.” I don’t even know what to think about that.
- “New Slaves” and “Black Skinhead” were the two tracks that I heard on SNL. I thought that his performances of the songs were interesting, but at the same time, I was hoping that the album wouldn’t be completely like that. I was pleasantly surprised. I also liked that Frank Ocean made an appearance at the end of “New Slaves.” My thoughts are still mixed on “Black Skinhead” though. The studio version sounds a lot better than the live version. But in the live version, I could just see the anger rolling off Kanye.
- I feel like this album is another continuation of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, but darker. I like that. Each time I listen to MBDTF, I keep wanting to hear more. Yeezus is giving me more.
- “Bound 2” reminds me a LOT of Kanye’s older stuff. It’s got a nostalgic feel to it, and I think it’s a great album closer. It’s also one of my favorite tracks off of the album.
Personally, I think this album is pretty good, but it doesn’t fall under “Album of the Year” for me. I have a feeling it’ll make it into my list of Best Albums of 2013, but won’t be at the top. Also, I keep seeing things about how this album isn’t quite “radio-friendly,” and that singles weren’t released ahead of time to promote the album. I could see “Hold My Liquor” maybe being a radio-friendly (albeit edited) single, but that’s it.
It’s also worth noting that despite the constant auto-tune, it’s a solid album. Kanye’s one of the few artists I listen to that use auto-tune. Somehow it just works for him a little. Otherwise, I absolutely abhor auto-tune.
Favorite tracks: “On Sight,” “Hold My Liquor,” “Bound 2.”
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