Recent Reviews

Aug 14, 2018
93
I don't know which songs I like better. The hopeful and yearning ones (Oh Yoko!, Imagine) or the brooding and scathing ones (Jealous Guy, Gimme Some Truth, How Do you Sleep?). It is this duality that defines the album.
Aug 14, 2018
92
Wow a major discovery for me. Needs to be discussed and cited more frequently.
Jun 1, 2018
93
On Kanye's FML off of The Life of Pablo he sang, "I been thinking/About my vision/Pour out my feelings
/Revealing the layers to my soul/My soul"

This album feels like that sentiment complete. From moment one, "I Thought About Killing You" to his emotional embrace of fatherhood in the closing track, Kanye is looking inward, confronting his mental illness, suicidal thoughts, and destructive vices. And yet the music, witticisms, and production all seem to be affirming life. ... read more
May 24, 2018
93
Ambitious and gifted storytelling here. Really beautiful work. Halls of Sarah is stunning.

Standouts for me:
Hell-On
Bad Luck
Curse of the I-5 Corridor
Gumball Blue - most New Pornographers -esque track on the album.
May 11, 2018
95
Floored. Album of the year for me. The obsessive quality of the lyrics and music. Any review, positive or negative, that has written this off an Alex Turner solo project is missing how integral the rest of the members are in realizing this album.

"golden boy's in bad shape" and he's crafted a better record for it.
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