Compact Review: Kanye West’s The Life of Pablo

Compact Discography

Kanye West – The Life of Pablo
Released: February 14, 2015
Rating: 84/100


Everything about The Life of Pablo is messy. The pre-release hype was a mess with Kanye releasing multiple versions of songs on his SoundCloud page because he uploaded the wrong version first. A few months ago this album was supposed to be called So Help Me God, then Swish, then Waves, then back to Swish before finally landing on The Life of Pablo only hours before the album’s unveiling. The Yeezy Season 3 event at Madison Square Garden was our first real taste of The Life of Pablo and it was supposed to be the release party but it took three more days for Kanye to finally get the album to the people and in that time the track list was changed several times. After his performance on Saturday Night Live, The Life of Pablo finally arrived on…

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Andy Stone

I started writing record reviews in my college dorm room in 2006 and now I'm all grown up and still can't seem to break the habit. Founder of Compact Discography and co-founder of Compact Culture.

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