AOTY 2018
Kids See Ghosts - KIDS SEE GHOSTS
KIDS SEE GHOSTS
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BradTasteMusic
89
This is the best Kid Cudi has sounded... period

While it is pretty much the musical equivelant of a water color painting (yes the cover reflects this very well) It lacks any cohesion. HOWEVER much like ye which I literally despised until just today, I can see this growing into my AOTY

the production is THAT GOOD

Edit: 4 consecutive listens later this thing completely grabbed me

Edit 2: HOLY CRAP A 10
MySoftBulletin
100
Kids See Ghosts is a fitting name for both the duo and the album title. Kanye and Cudi are no strangers to their own inner demons, they are now at a stage of life where they are admitting to their flaws and are working on being free. Cudi has recently been battling depression and has spent time in therapy, seeking to be ‘reborn’ and work on inner peace.

The album sounds almost boisterous and cocky due to their abundant amount of confidence between the duo. The themes of the album ... read more
chunderz
71
It's good, but not nearly as good as what its current user score suggests.
Cyd
81
Part of me is tryna give this a 10
dearsongs
81
update 6/11

Legit shocked that Kanye is coming out with all these albums on time. Even if you hate on the self imposed deadlines, I can't believe he is sticking with it.

Well GD I wasn't expecting this. Pusha taking a victory lap after Daytona. Kanye's production on point, three Fridays in a row. I was curious how much/if we would actually hear Kanye rapping on this thing, but all of Kanye's versus seem sharp as a knife thankfully.

Gotta mention Kanye's production again. I mean, we have 21 ... read more
ElectricMess
92
I think this has easily the highest replay value out of any of the 2018 GOOD Music releases, as I've heard it at least twenty times at this point, and I'm far from sick of it. The beats and samples are top-notch, and the songs here have quite a bit of depth to them, but they never forget to be fun and enjoyable. It's not the start of this partnership, but it may well be the beginning of a new era for it, and I look forward to finding out what Kids See Ghosts will turn into.

Favorite Tracks: ... read more
Space Vacation
89
These kids these days and their 24 minute albums.

Update: I wasn't expecting this to be so much better than Kanye's own album but he has managed to out shine himself.
Everyone comes through here on every detail from features to production-- Mos Def's presence alone makes me happy.
Was pretty skeptical from the overwhelming positivity this has received but it deserves it. I enjoyed myself.

Might end up changing my score but for now this is like, maybe Top 3 for sure Top 5 AOTY for me right now.
95
AOTY. Outstanding project in every way. This album's just good for your soul. This is what music should be.

* Best Kanye project since MBDTF. Best Cudi project ever (I actually love MOTM). Best album since TPAB.
* 4th Dimension has to be the song of the year.

Track 1 (Feel the Love): Pusha T has the opening verse the and takes a victory lap. beautiful, haunting hook by Cudi. Has been field-tested on my gym playlist, Ye's raw, animalistic adlib gun sounds are guaranteed to make you 10% ... read more
FearFlour
90
EDIT: It ain't a 10 but god damn if it isn't close. The whole album's fantastic.

First listens:

•Holy shit Kanye's actually rapping really well on this thing.
•Cudi is either auto-tuned or on key for the entire album.
•Love the dusty, rhythm heavy production. Reminds me of some slightly more uplifting MBDTF era
Kanye and Mike Dean.
•Fire is fire.

This is fantastic so far. Hope it keeps growing on me.
LepardRyan
85
I'm really enjoying this album but honestly is has the potential to grow or shrink on me... Time will tell.
Edit: it's growing
AZIZ
88
The Preamble:
There is no way this will suck. Its not possible. Every Ye × Cudi collab has been amazing. Their chemistry is one of legendary status. I am going into this with high expectations.

The Review:
Wow, just wow. Kanye has done a 3 for 3. This is another great project to come out of the G.O.O.D Music camp. Cudi returns to form and he is the absolute star of this project. I really need a new cudi album after this. My favorite song is easily "Reborn", God I've missed ... read more
liammenzies
86
FULL REVIEW ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL (IN BIO)

The third entry in Yeezy Season '18, this collab sounds good on paper but sounds even better.

BEST SONG: Witch Laugh, Reborn, Stay Strong
WORST SONG: Free, Kids See Ghosts
Pamford45
95
First Impression [60]:

The song quality was bad, so I didn't feel it on my first time.

EDIT (5th Listen) [95]: OKAY, NOW WE'RE TALKIN.

So I bought the album on google play, tho it seems that the tracklist is quite disorganized. Still, hearing this on it's best quality really improved my experience drastically. From a 60 to a 95 basically...

The production of this thing is just fantastic, I will listen to it more times to actually get more deep into the lyrics and topics, but this is easily ... read more
chairycherry
NR
I truly don't have too much bad things to say about this project, but I do have some good things to say about it. This album is just awesome. As a fan of both of these artists up to this point, I wasn't as hyped for this as you would think. I did like previous Kanye releases and the previous G.O.O.D. Music releases as well. My concerns came from Cudi, with me not sure if he was in the right mindset, and me honestly not liking his addition to "Ghost Town". I was pleasantly amazed with ... read more
zeyadreda
77
EDIT: if y'all increased your score so do i.

For me it's better than Ye, and got very good and shining moments, but still not something incredible.
Midline
80
The production here is absolutely bonkers but the substance isn't really quite there with the writing
ThrowBackG
87
I went into this with no expectations. I had heard fantano's 10/10 but I purposely kept it mute. I can see why he gave it a 10 and I can see why some people are put off by this. I don't know how to describe this record honestly. Its best played loud, that's all I can say for it honestly. Knowing Kanye and his work since Yeezus I think this is one that people will start to adore in the next few years for its ambition.

Edit: you ever just have a personal moment with a piece of art?
lemuriams
84
2/5 - I CANT WAIT FOR THE NEXT 3 albums of KANYE.
Plats
95
I don't appreciate Kanye as a person. But when it comes to his albums, that's where I get to appreciate him. This collaboration with Kid Cudi is catchy, psychedelic and masterfully produced. Their chemistry is near-perfect, with their mental issues coming into effect. Overall, this is one of the best albums of the year!

Fav Tracks: 4th Dimension, Cudi Montage, Freeee (Ghost Town, Pt. 2), Reborn, Fire, Feel The Love

Least Fav Track: You know what? I don't know...

Score:
9.5
Amazing
SmooglyReviews
65
This is the first album of the Kanye-produced albums where I feel underwhelmed.
Nothing really blew my mind on this album except for the few features and the production. I feel like this album suffers to be way more Kanye's perspective and I barely get to here anything from Cudi that I don't already know.
I am a fan of Kanye's bars on this album and he definitely performed higher in this aspect than I expected, but it's nothing really crazy. Cudi's humming is nice, but only to an extent. After ... read more
PreeMo
85
EDIT: RE-LISTENING ROUND 1

Hmm...still not a 10...same feelings fir it...great, respectable effort by Kanye and Cudi...

Track Ratings

1. Feel The Love (5/5)
2. Fire (3/5)
3. 4th Dimension (5/5)
4. Freeee (Ghost Town Pt. 2) (4.5/5)
5. Reborn (3.5/5...still kinda overrated)
6. Kids See Ghosts (4/5)
7. Cudi Montage (5/5)

Overall Rating: 30/35...85/100...so it's better than Daytona...

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The only "mind-blowing" aspect about this album is the ... read more
aaron
87
its so rare to see collaboration albums actually get full releases, so this is the album I'm most excited for this year, stoked!

Day 0-7 of listening: 84
my initial listens weren't that extensive, and thus I felt underwhelmed a reminder for me that art needs to be given attention, not just something that hangs in the background. Also the incorrect track listing on apple music had me fucked up.

fuck that though, this album sounds good with the volume all the way up. This album goes exactly the ... read more
VividAids
90
i liked this only slightly more than Ye, I can feel a few of these songs already aging on me quickly, however. Freeee in particular being slightly hard to get through. That being said, Kanye and Cudi sound sonically on point with production sounding graduation-esque (kanye's best album album). I like the Cudsters moaning, but understand it's not for everyone.
Hawk_
90
It's short, but this actually sticks with me more than the other Kanye summer projects

EDIT: lol fantano
Fearlessreview
89
This new kanye x cudi album is great
Production on near every song is on point, there’s a lot of energy between both rappers, and it’s so god damn catchy
If you had doubts about it, listen to it. Unlike ye this is all muscle and no fat, packing much more punch, and they come right out the gate swinging, much like pusha t’s daytona
It’s just really short, and leaves me wanting more, just maybe 2 more songs would’ve done it
edit: lmao wtf fantano
NothingToDoubt
86
La justa forma de mostrar que la duración de un álbum depende del proyecto, una bofetada con guante blanco al montón de LP's dobles sin sentido de Hip-Hop vistos este año. A mi punto de vista el mejor álbum de la enorme tirada de álbumes cortos producidos por Kanye este año.
RakkSmells
93
Despite a lack of cohesion between the tracks who cares all these tracks are incredible ahhh
The potential kanye, kid cudi and all the other featured artists show is incredible.
The production is incredible. this is all around incredible.

fav: everything (Cudi Montage is one of the best songs of this year fight me)
least fav: nothing shut the hell your mouth
dlspslb
85
everything flows perfectly and the production is insanely good. although, i'm still kinda skeptical about 20-something minute albums. it's kind of a safe play, because i can imagine that if this was longer, it would probably be really boring after some time.
my favourite tracks are fire, reborn, 4th dimension and kids see ghosts
PeggyPomp
84
Cudi and Kanye shows chemistry, creativity, and skill on here. Kanye's amazing production alongside great verses from both Kanye and Cudi makes a great listen
Chessless
87
definitively good, but not a ten for me, not even close.
morningsbell
84
Ace production... some really cool things are happening on this album.
distraughtonaut
87
Sort of feels like everything I wanted from the Kanye/ Pusha-T albums that previously wasn't delivered.
kyledimick
100
It doesn't get much better than this. A record I can listen to multiple times and never get bored. Its short run time works so well because I can listen to the whole thing multiple times in a row and I get more amazed every time I listen to it. So beautiful. Best thing Kanye has put out since MBDTF. Oh my god.
vrathh
100
fuck it, Fantano's right
BuddhaBuddha
75
The impression I got from this entire thing is that it is very non-essential. Like it's a nice one-off, but it feels gimmicky. The Louis Prima sample is pretty great though.
Fabi
84
EDIT: final rating now moved from 80 to 84.

listened to it a few times now and i am really digging it. the whole atmosphere on this project gives me goosebumps. the repetitive structures on some songs are definetly a flaw on this album. and maybe not the project i was hoping for...

by far the best cudi project in his discography.

best songs for me are: Freee (Ghost Town Pt. 2), Cudi Montage and 4th Dimension
worst song (if i had to pick one): Fire
DrGonzo86
71
I swear on a few occasions someone was losing their mind and having a mental breakdown.

Better than Ye, but still nothing exceptional. The first 3 tracks did absolutely nothing for me. Maybe I had post-Ye boredom.

Then the fourth came along, and I'm finally relieved there's a decent track buried here in this so called LP. In fact, the whole second half is pretty decent. Oh Kanye, have you averted my expectations this time?

It's not something I'll be playing on repeat all summer, but I see ... read more
thomasuic
85
The production on this thing is bigger than anything Kanye has ever done. That beat on the song "Kids See Ghosts" is not like anything we've ever seen. Kanye got the best out of Kid Cudi never his music has been this enjoyable. The second half of this album is better than the first. The only reason this album will not be rated 9+ is that of its short duration same complaint about the other two albums but it's understandable considering the amount of music Kanye West worked on and is ... read more
94
Didn’t expect much from this, but I really love this project. Great productions!
84
FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
frienderman
94
Holy. Fuck.

WHO GAVE KANYE AND KID CUDI THE RIGHT.
kalle02
90
I planned on writing a review for this album but i don't have anything new to say. Still heavy potential for an AOTY đź‘€
Saucelord777
88
Both Kanye West and Kid Cudi both put insane amounts of effort of here of tackling a subject that hasn't been really done before, (inner ghosts/demons). Kanye's production and Cudi's smooth delivery are nearly perfect short collab rap album. I just wanted more from this album since I've been kind of tired of the short Kanye album trend this year, but overall one of the best rap albums of the year so far.

FAV Tracks: Reborn, Freeee, 4th Dimension, Cudi Montage, Feel the Love
Least FAV Track: ... read more
musicmagpie55
86
So far my favorite in the GOOD morning Wyoming series. I think this album continues the conversation about mental health and responsibility that Kanye began in 'Ye,' but manages to support itself with really fun and exciting production. A little messy around the edges, but overall it feels a little lighter and there are rhythms for days. Still waiting for Turbo Grafx 16...
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