album is relatively better than most sh*t out there. decadent and luxurious production, bass sounds great and makes tracks bang (Morning
), some of the lyrics are off and kind of dumb/repetitive for an album that claims to be evidence of G.O.O.D.'s reign, but i think it's a quality album that's pro's easily outweigh any cons. there is clearly some emotion put into this album that is evident on some tracks. it's cool, feel-good music. The intro might have R. Kelly going off the deep end and the fu*k the world theme might be recycled, but the track sounds epic and delivers lyrically and even emotionally. Ditto for The One; it's a world-weary yet encouraging and absolutely GRAND hip-hop track in the same vein as All Of The Lights. New God Flow is nostalgic and has 'Ye at the top of his game as far as rhymes go - easily the best track representative of G.O.O.D.'s potential as the future of hip-hop. "Creepers" might be muddled, mumbled, and a tad bit left-field - but even the instrumental gels with the whole 80's retro, New Wave hip-hop vibe the album has at times. Cameos by Ghost and Raekwon k!ll. Big Sean and 2 Chainz swag and flow compliment the album nicely despite their often shallowness. The album could have done with more Common, and where the fu*k are Yasiin and Q-Tip? Very disappointing. Hopefully there are bonus tracks in the future.
Honestly I believe this album stands nicely alongside of WTT and MBTDF as superb, the-future-of, immense hip-hop. Nothing else sounds like this out there and that's a testament to not only Kanye's creativity but G.O.O.D.'s potential as a whole. The sequel just needs a bit more focus and a more mindful roster. Idk about yall, but I'll be bumping Mercy years from now.
This remaster sh*t is some fu*kery tho