Watch the Throne

Kanye West & Jay-Z - Watch the Throne
Critic Score
Based on 29 reviews
2011 Ratings: #297 / 920
Year End Rank: #12
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Based on 825 ratings
2011 Ratings: #195
August 8, 2011 / Release Date
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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.

smallpeeble
80
why im always outdated bruuuuh altho this issa typical bop hahaha yeee yeee
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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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
KengojiUltamYT
72
Paris in Niggas
aaron
75
Original Score: 80
Looking back at this album, it feels incredibly dated.

But when this thing came out it was a historical moment, and as such it should have a score that follows that thought pattern the songs were good, for that year, for that moment in time.

A very timely album, which changed the hip-hop landscape but as such it serves as the lowest point in that, new epoch of hip-hop music.

Favourites: Murder to Excellence, Who Gon Stop Me, Gotta Have It, New Day
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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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