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Cruel Summer
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G.O.O.D. Music

Cruel Summer by G.O.O.D. Music

G.O.O.D. Music - Cruel Summer
CRITIC SCORE
68
Based on 18 reviews
2012 Rank: #476 / 746
USER SCORE
73
Based on
22 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

75
Beats Per Minute

Cruel Summer might be the worst thing in Kanye West’s discography thus far, but it’s a success as mainstream rap cabal compilation albums go.

70
No Ripcord

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a good album. I just expect masterpieces from Kanye West and his friends.

70
Hip Hop DX

G.O.O.D. Music’s first outing successfully showcases the collective’s talents, but it’s ultimately an underachieving and uneven effort.

70
NME

After the twin peaks of ‘Watch The Throne’ and ‘My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy’’s rap-pop grandeur, ‘Cruel Summer’ feels slight in comparison. 

67
Pretty Much Amazing

The artists featured all have something to offer on their own, but as they scramble a top one another a sense of any group dynamic is lost in the fray.

65
Pitchfork

Kanye's career has been built on maniacal quality control, but Cruel Summer feels uncharacteristically disposable. 

60
Consequence of Sound

More often, the songs become too jammed-up with so many moving parts that it sounds like they’re actually immobile

60
The 405

The compilation's high points mainly encircle West, and given the chance to be independence, his understudies go off track.

60
PopMatters

Every track on this album has a flaw worth pointing out, but they all make an argument why they’re worth listening to as well. 

58
A.V. Club

With Cruel Summer, Kanye’s corralled an impressive roster of allies and contemporaries to make a sleek, state-of-the-art album that’s not half as good as one of those more modest old offerings.

User Reviews
Ntando
70
Best Track: Clique & New God Flow
Worse Track: Higher
Should U Get It?: Up To You

Creator R-Zita
67
GEnerally is good ! love the Mercy and Clique! Not the best album by Kanye! maybe because there are too many collaborations that don't fit perfectly!

DefSky
75
Maybe a let down because of the grandeur of Ye last two album. '' If you ever held a title belt you would know how Michael felt '' Kanye West

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DETAILS

RELEASED: September 18, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: G.O.O.D. / Def Jam
GENRE: Hip Hop
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 15 - Gigwise
# 31 - NME
# 24 - Rolling Stone
Track List
  1. Kanye West and R. Kelly: "To the World" 
  2. Kanye West, Jay-Z and Big Sean: "Clique" 
  3. Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha-T and 2 Chainz: "Mercy" 
  4. Kanye West, Pusha-T and Ghostface Killah: "New God Flow" 
  5. Raekwon, Pusha-T, Common, 2 Chainz, Cyhi the Prynce, Kid Cudi, D'Banj: "The Morning" 
  6. DJ Khaled: "Cold" 
  7. The-Dream, Pusha-T and Ma$e: "Higher" 
  8. John Legend, Travi$ Scott, Teyana Taylor, Cyhi the Prynce and Malik Yusef: "Sin City" 
  9. Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz and Marsha Ambrosius: "The One" 
  10. Kid Cudi: "Creepers" 
  11. John Legend and Teyana Taylor: "Bliss" 
  12. Kanye West, Chief Keef, Pusha-T, Big Sean and Jadakiss: "Don't Like"
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Added on: July 23, 2012