Kanye West - Late Registration

Kanye West - Late Registration
CRITIC SCORE
83
Based on 13 reviews
2005 Rank: #27 / 237
USER SCORE
88
Based on
138 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic
AllMusic

West and Brion are a good, if unlikely, match. Brion's string arrangements and brass flecks add a new dimension to West's beats without overshadowing them, and the results are neither too adventurous nor too conservative.

100
Paste
Paste

In the end, it’s West’s dogged vision that makes it a success. He never acts before he deliberates, and never leaves a detail unpolished. 

95
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

With the help of co-producer Jon Brion, West has taken his jumbled personae, buoyant enthusiasm, and vision for the grandiose, and transformed his chattering, seemingly unrealistic ideas into an expansive, imperfect masterpiece.

50
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

For all Kanye's meditation on the wrongs of his upbringing and surroundings, you can't help but find that his statements ring a little hollow. Maybe it's the clinical production masking his rapping, but more likely it's that it just sounds forced.

User Reviews
Ideekay
90
FAVS: Heard'em Say, Crack Music, Diamonds From Sierra Leone
JediMark
89
Picks: Gold Digger / Crack Music / Bring Me Down / Diamonds from Sierra Leone (Remix) / We Major / Hey Mama.
Tom Simmons
88
Fav Tracks: Touch The Sky, Gold Digger, Roses, We Major, Drive Slow, Bring Me Down, Addiction, Heard Em Say, My Way Home, Diamonds From Sierra Leone, Late
rapmartin12
79
Stand-Out Tracks:
- Touch the Sky
- Gold Digger
- Roses
SiberianBreaks
93
Kanye's best early work. The album flows so well and it improves in everyway possible over the already amazing College Dropout. The skits are pretty funny as well.

Favourite tracks: Roses, We Major, Diamonds From Sierra Leone, Hey Mama, Touch The Sky, Gone
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DETAILS

RELEASED: August 30, 2005
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Roc-A-Fella
PRODUCER: Kanye West, Jon Brion, Devo Springsteen, Just Blaze, Warryn Campbell
GENRE: Hip Hop
WEBSITE: kanyewest.com
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# 2 - Pitchfork
Track List
  1. Wake Up Mr. West 
  2. Heard 'Em Say 
  3. Touch The Sky
  4. Gold Digger 
  5. Skit #1 
  6. Drive Slow 
  7. My Way Home 
  8. Crack Music 
  9. Roses 
  10. Bring Me Down 
  11. Addiction 
  12. Skit #2 
  13. Diamonds From Sierra Leone 
  14. We Major 
  15. Skit #3 
  16. Hey Mama 
  17. Celebration 
  18. Skit #4 
  19. Gone 
  20. Diamonds From Sierra Leone (Bonus Track)
  21. Late (Hidden Track)
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