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Based on 7 reviews
2024 Ratings: #98 / 98
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2024 Rank: #149
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CRITIC REVIEWS

60
HipHopDX

All in all, Vultures 1 doesn’t move the needle for Kanye West — or Ty Dolla $ign, for that matter. Listeners, fans, haters and hopefuls will be in the same place they were before the album dropped: confused, disappointed, but holding onto the idea that the Kanye we all fell in love with can still deliver undeniably good music that is worth defending.

58
Pitchfork
Kanye teams with Ty Dolla $ign for a project that actually sounds finished, but hardly puts anything worth remembering onto it.
50
AllMusic

Kanye has shown the world his unfiltered megalomania, heartbreak, self-obsession, self-contempt, and confusion, and even at its most ghastly, it's always been at least a little bit exciting or provocative. On Vultures 1, he struggles to show much of anything, crafting songs that are loud and shiny, but still largely blank.

40
NME
The collaborative album squanders the occasional gem and is dogged by degrading lyrics and messy mixes.
40
The Guardian
There are bright moments on this much-delayed album, mostly from vocalist Ty Dolla $ign, but West’s own verses are profoundly depressing.
26
Still Listening
This is something you need not subject yourself to. A sad, limp project with weak bones, which is really a point of no return for the once, genius talent and Ty Dolla $ign.
20
Evening Standard
Once you’ve “separated the art from the artist” all that remains is tired and unimaginative.
MattsReviews
40

Fuck Nazism

Edit: The following link is my response to the criticism I've received. Thank you for your patience.
https://shorturl.at/lIUZ5

A Summary of Kanye and His History with Antisemitism

2013:
- November 26: Interview on The Breakfast Club, he states “Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people… We ain’t Jewish. We don’t get families that have money like that."
- December 21: On a Chicago radio station, he stated “I ... read more

BradTasteMusic
12

Bro putting everything Kanye has done aside, I am just going to put it simply. This is by far the worst sounding Kanye album by a million miles and back. The music is horrible. I can understand people being dellusional enough to forgive Kanye, but you have to be insane to think these songs sound good, or finished in any way, shape, or form. This thing just sucks. There is no way around it.

BaddieBaphomet
0

is this your king?

I have recently been revisiting a plethora of albums from the 2010’s for a project I’m working on (don’t ask when it’ll be out, it’s gonna be a while), and during the prep work for this project, I remembered an ancient fact that I had long forgotten about:

Kanye West…used to be…a great artist.

It has been easy to forget in recent years, but there was once a time when Kanye West was a once in a generation artist that was ... read more

Vespertwink
1

Somebody said that this was basically Kanye having a mid-life crisis all throughout the record, and that couldn't be closer from the truth lol 💀💀💀

(Except that at the point Kanye is up his life, he likely should be put onto a Mental Asylum/Institution or something, because he always, SOMEHOW, digs his overall-grave deeper and deeper to the point that we can end up getting very concerned of wtf he can end up doing next, with still such-of-a ENORMOUS platform that he has while being ... read more

PaTpMa
18

I miss the old Kanye

35

Kanye committing the heinous act of making boring music

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Track List

1STARS
1:55
73
2KEYS TO MY LIFE
2:54
62
3PAID
3:15
63
4TALKING
3:05
64
5BACK TO ME
4:55
71
6HOODRAT
3:42
53
7DO IT
3:45
68
8PAPERWORK
2:25
61
9BURN
1:51
82
10FUK SUMN
3:29
72
11VULTURES
4:36
47
12CARNIVAL
4:24
73
13BEG FORGIVENESS
6:09
65
14GOOD (DON'T DIE)
3:19
68
15PROBLEMATIC
3:14
66
16KING
2:36
52
Total Length: 55 minutes
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Added on: October 14, 2023