‘Life of Pablo’ as uneven as Kanye



The Life of Pablo by Kanye West

Patrick McHugh, News Editor

“The Life of Pablo” is like Kanye West himself, bold, chaotic and unorganized. In his seventh studio album Kanye returns to form after the experimental and somewhat disappointing “Yeezus.” With “TLOP” Kanye once again proves he is one of the most talented and polarizing artists in music.

“Ultralight Beam” the most passionate and best track on the album. The next tracks “Father Stretch My Hands Part 1 and 2” and “Famous” have good beats and rhythm but are unfortunately bought down in quality by some of Kanye’s random and unnecessarily profane lyrics. The album seems to suffer from going up and down in quality with excellent tracks such as “Waves,” “30 Hours” and the energetic “No More Parties in L.A.” However for every good song there tracks like “Highlights” and “Facts” that are either overly auto tuned or Kanye just rambling. The album also consists of two skits “I Love Kanye” and “Silver Surfer Intermission” that will leave you scratching your head and asking why they were in the album.

“The Life of Pablo” is a divisive album with Kanye fans who either praise it for its bold and chaotic songs or be dismissed those who think Kanye is just rambling about nonsense. Overall, more songs hit the mark than missed it. While it may not be his best album, it is still a Kanye West album which guarantees it to be a good listen. “TLOP” can be streamed exclusively on Tidal.