Wednesday, November 19, 2008

REVIEW: 808s & Heartbreaks - Kanye West

Usually with a Kanye West album you can rely on a good album with good lyrics and good production, but Kanye's new album called 808s & Heartbreaks is not up to par.  Kanye's first album The College Dropout was a classic and to see him go from classic songs like Get Em High to crap like Love Lockdown is completely sad.  Kanye has been labeled as a conscious rapper, but this album is not conscious or rap.  It's a blend of sad R&B with bad lyrics.  The beats are also not very good.  The constant drone of the TR-808 tends to get boring after a while.  T-Pain's new album that came out last week is much better than Kanye's album.  Maybe this is just a bump in the road for Kanye.  With his arrests last weekend maybe he's under-stress.  Horrible album, I'll try to give him the benefit of the doubt though this time.  Hopefully the next one will be better.

Best Song: Amazing (feat. Young Jeezy) - It's not like the album is a complete failure, it's bad for a Kanye album, but we expect more from good rappers.  People like Shawty Lo & V.I.C. come out with stuff like this every album, but Amazing is okay.

BEATS: 4.5/10 LYRICS: 3.5/10 OVERALL: 4/10

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