Watch the Throne

Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne
Critic Score
Based on 30 reviews
2011 Ratings: #282 / 964
Year End Rank: #12
User Score
2011 Ratings: #222
Liked by 18 people
August 8, 2011 / Release Date
LP / Format
Roc Nation, Def Jam / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

85
Pitchfork

They push each other and have fun doing it, and the result is a stadium-sized event-rap spectacle that still sounds like two insanely talented guys' idiosyncratic vision.

80
PopMatters

Watch the Throne succeeds in both and in giving us both sides of both artists—the braggadocio and the social consciousness—in nearly equal measure.

80
Drowned in Sound

To be disappointed with Watch the Throne is to be disappointed with the rap game in 2011.

77
Beats Per Minute

For all its shortcomings, Watch the Throne is still damn good.

60
Consequence of Sound

Watch the Throne turns out to be a success, even if it isn’t the landscape-altering LP the world had hoped for.

60
musicOMH

The album overall is wholly inconsistent, with weak raps and weak productions poking holes through the greatness that's present.

50
The Needle Drop
No matter which songs seem appealing on this album, there are bound to be some that pale in comparison since this album is a little scatterbrained when it comes to beat and lyrical quality.
smallpeeble
80
why im always outdated bruuuuh altho this issa typical bop hahaha yeee yeee
exception
82
easily my favorite collaboration album. the raps were strong, the beats were fast, and the production was superb. i thought that Jay Z outperformed Ye on this LP but they were both very fierce
fav tracks: who gon stop me, no church in the wild, niggas in paris
least fav tracks: that's my bitch
KIDWITHGUNs
73
They don't rap like rappers, they rap like celebrities.
TreyLikesBands
79
Good

It's on Spotify now! "Watch the Throne" is a solid and memorable record from Kanye, but I believe Jay-Z really shined through on this one. His lyrics speak on many hot-buttoned issues facing the world, even today, and it's easy to see how he's made such a name for himself over time.

Color: White
FAV TRACKS: No Church in the Wild, Otis, Ni**as in Paris, That's My Bitch, Lift Off, New Day, Made in America
LEAST FAV: Who Gon Stop Me, Welcome to the Jungle
BuffaloStaple
65
The album's best track? OTIS album's best track is 'Otis', the rest is pretty average for the most part imo...

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Track List

  1. No Church in the Wild (ft. Frank Ocean) 
  2. Lift Off (ft. Beyoncé) 
  3. Niggas in Paris 
  4. Otis (ft. Otis Redding) 
  5. Gotta Have It 
  6. New Day 
  7. Prime Time 
  8. Who Gon Stop Me 
  9. Murder to Excellence 
  10. Welcome to the Jungle 
  11. Sweet Baby Jesus (ft. Frank Ocean) 
  12. Why I Love You (ft. Mr Hudson)
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Added on: July 20, 2011