Context – cleaning the dishwasher
This album is the bomb.[every domain in existence]. Easily my favorite of the bunch so far.
If this album does nothing else, it brought us “Monster” and more importantly Nicki Minaj’s verse on “Monster”. Easily worth the $50k. Best $50k spent in rap. I could (and have) put that shit on repeat for an undisclosed amount of time. I would fight a motherfucker over this shit.
But this album gives us so much more than “Monster”. “Power” is a song I forgot existed for a bit, I’m ashamed to say. This song is hype-lyfe. I think I’m going to set my alarm to this song so I wake up motivated every day. It’s like “Jesus Walks” but with a lot more forward momentum.
And then there’s the other hit of the album, “All of the Lights”, which boasts a triumphant production of faux-horns and chaotic drums to help give it the optical illusion of flashing lights. It works. It doesn’t hurt to have a music video with a seizure warning, either.
And every other song holds it’s own. None of the interludes or skits weigh the album down. I can’t even with this thing. 9/10 would recommend.
My rankings from yesterday stand:
- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
- The College Dropout
- Graduation / 808s & Heartbreaks
- 808s & Heartbreaks / Graduation
- Late Registration