The follow-up to Kanye West’s Yeezus was finally released over the weekend after a stellar performance on SNL and a some delays on what would be the final packaging of the record.
The Life Of Pablo has had many transformations along the way, including title changes and overnight track list updates, but beyond all of that is the fact that Kanye himself has confirmed that he is continuing to work on this ever-evolving project, even though it’s already been released for public consumption. So this review will focus on the project as it stands today, which at the time of publication means TLOP has 17 tracks and these are the tracks that we’re delving into here. Overall, the album is yet another strong effort from Kanye that only strengthens his legacy. Is it his best ever? I wouldn’t go that far. Do I like it more than Yeezus? As a whole definitely yes, though I have to hand it to that last project for featuring more individual tracks of high quality than TLOP. The POD squad was divided between rating it 4-out-of-5 and 4.5-out-of-5, so that’s a good look as to how we see the album overall.
After careful listening throughout the week, sometimes doing back-to-back sessions in a given sitting, we’ve rounded up the tracks that stood out the most and which deserve being heralded as the best this album has to offer.
Look below and find what are our “Top 5” records on The Life Of Pablo. Continue Reading