21 Songs, 1 Hour 9 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Soulful instrumentation and crisp beats define Kanye's second release. The Chi-town rapper used the extra cash earned from The College Dropout to orchestrate a lush, dynamic follow-up that marries pop-soul grooves and explosive hip-hop rhythms. The soul-inflected “Celebration” and the R&B brooder “Bring Me Down” showcase his seductive mix of hard-edged, city-bred beats with soaring strings. He hits heartbreaking heights with the stormy “Roses,” a powerful ode to his dying grandma. But it’s the Ray Charles sample and the irresistible thump of “Gold Digger” that cemented the world’s Ye addiction.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Soulful instrumentation and crisp beats define Kanye's second release. The Chi-town rapper used the extra cash earned from The College Dropout to orchestrate a lush, dynamic follow-up that marries pop-soul grooves and explosive hip-hop rhythms. The soul-inflected “Celebration” and the R&B brooder “Bring Me Down” showcase his seductive mix of hard-edged, city-bred beats with soaring strings. He hits heartbreaking heights with the stormy “Roses,” a powerful ode to his dying grandma. But it’s the Ray Charles sample and the irresistible thump of “Gold Digger” that cemented the world’s Ye addiction.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
28 Ratings

28 Ratings

nazanin zamani ,

Hi

We cant use ure music in iran😔😔

Rightybball ,

I didn’t hate it

I really liked the one I saw Glee do on YouTube don’t remember which one tho😔

S3281W ,

His best album

Late registration, college dropout, graduation, the rest is pretty much trash aside from a few tracks from Pablo and twisted fantasy.

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