12 Songs, 54 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Like a continuing counterpart to 2011’s Watch the Throne, 2012’s Good Music Cruel Summer finds Kanye West hosting a compilation party for a select group of guests from his G.O.O.D. Music roster. “To the World” kicks off with an orchestra of Auto-Tuned vocals as West, R. Kelly, and Teyana Taylor eschew sticking it to the man for a R&B/hip-hop hybrid that sticks it to the entire globe. The following “Clique” starts off mellower, with Jay-Z and Big Sean realizing that a crew or posse is nothing but a clique—and yet theirs is still the best. This is cleverly rhymed over menacing beats and a lurking bass line, with sampled cult chants building an ominous mantra. “Mercy.1” gets more ruthless with Pusha T & 2 Chainz, creating a deeply downtuned vocal beast that wants to steal your girlfriend and make her pay for a grape drink and pineapple-coconut bluntwrap. Ghostface Killah likens himself to a deity in “New God Flow.1” before the closing “Don’t Like.1” gives Chicago gang shootings their very own soundtrack.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Like a continuing counterpart to 2011’s Watch the Throne, 2012’s Good Music Cruel Summer finds Kanye West hosting a compilation party for a select group of guests from his G.O.O.D. Music roster. “To the World” kicks off with an orchestra of Auto-Tuned vocals as West, R. Kelly, and Teyana Taylor eschew sticking it to the man for a R&B/hip-hop hybrid that sticks it to the entire globe. The following “Clique” starts off mellower, with Jay-Z and Big Sean realizing that a crew or posse is nothing but a clique—and yet theirs is still the best. This is cleverly rhymed over menacing beats and a lurking bass line, with sampled cult chants building an ominous mantra. “Mercy.1” gets more ruthless with Pusha T & 2 Chainz, creating a deeply downtuned vocal beast that wants to steal your girlfriend and make her pay for a grape drink and pineapple-coconut bluntwrap. Ghostface Killah likens himself to a deity in “New God Flow.1” before the closing “Don’t Like.1” gives Chicago gang shootings their very own soundtrack.

Clean Lyrics
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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
144 Ratings
144 Ratings
TheMossholder ,

Game Changer

This is one of the best hip-hop albums ever released. This could potentially challenge for album of the year! Definitely not a disappointment.

Marky419 ,

Best album out

1 -12 is good you can let the whole album play through. You will not be disappointed with this album.

FKW1 ,

MISLABLED: this is the CLEAN Version

After doing some research (google) the link led me to this album. Then looking at the upset reviews who thought this was the explicit version. FINALLY I have found the album I can play around my kids. Would've been 5 stars but MISLABLED.

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