I like how he has adopted a more synth-driven production style, in particular I really enjoy "Flashing Lights". Kanye may not be the greatest lyricist, but he's doing okay and besides - those productions are sick as hell!
I always thought the album felt like Kanye's semester abroad rather than his graduation And what the hell you people saying bout Barry Bonds? That track is such a banger.
Kanye West Graduation 4. Review Summary: Classic, interrupted - a dissapointing mid-trio of tracks hang ominously over an otherwise classic album. Rank: for With Graduation, the final part of what seems like a quasi trilogy of albums; Kanye redeems the average awkward second album and produces an album that is in actual fact stronger than the much lauded College Dropout in some respects.
The opener, admittedly, is not promising - the slow pace, simple beat and Kanye still moaning about the education system is not the best way to open an album of such quality - but don't judge a book by its cover, and don't judge an album merely by it's opener, for the rest of the album proves to be Kanye's most consistent of them all - even typical braggadocio heavy cuts such as "Can't Tell Me Nothing" and, to a lesser extent, "Drunk and Hot Girls" outweighing their far more annoying counterparts on The College Dropout.
He's also cut out the skits, which means in theory playing the album without skipping anything is actually an option now. Tracks like "Champion" are as strong as any of the album tracks on previous albums, utilising an uplifting sample and motivational message, again giving the impression that this will be a fairly low key affair compared to some of his previous efforts - although subsequent track, monster single "Stronger" stomps that lingering thought out of existence, with the prominent Daft Punk sample serving to highlight Kanye's favourite person - himself - in a song that is equal parts dance floor classic and radio rap behemoth.
T-Pain, and his distinctive autotune dominated vocals are drafted in for album's other massive track, "The Good Life", which uses a sample of Michael Jackson's "P.
T Pretty Young Thing " to colour the tracks fairly basic beat, the vocal on the sample being raised higher to produce a track that is just as boastful as much other maligned mainstream rap - but Kanye carries it off with a sweetness and fun that allows him to get away with it. The album does have a couple of forgettable tracks, most notably the plain "Barry Bonds", a misdirected bass heavy track that really doesn't fit onto the much lighter nature of the album - and a track that feels like filler on an album otherwise heavy in quality tracks.
Although previously mentioned tracks "Can't Tell Me Nothing" and "Drunk and Hot Girls" were lauded for being less annoying than Kanye's previous tracks of a similar ilk, one feels that if Kanye steered clear of such tracks in general, and realised he is at his best when he is at his most fun, or most honest - not when hiding behind the same facade that many of his contemporaries do - and indeed, it is Kanye's difference to his peers as opposed to his similarities that have bought him his success - and he would do well to exploit it.
That being said, one feels that Kanye will do what he wants, and as such, tracks such as the aforementioned may be a necessary evil on Kanye's future albums assuming 's was a detour as opposed to an entirely new route for him. Triple LP 1 Items 1. New 2 Items 2. Please provide a valid price range. Buying Format. All Listings. Buy It Now. Item Location. Canada Only. North America. Delivery Options. Free International Shipping. Do NOT ask for upvotes in any shape or form i.
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