Kanye West ‎– 808s & Heartbreak

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1 Say You Will
Backing Vocals – Mr. Hudson*, Tony Williams (3)Vocals – The Kadockadee Kwire
6:18
2 Welcome To Heartbreak
Backing Vocals – Jeff BhaskerFeaturing – Kid CuDi
4:23
3 Heartless 3:31
4 Amazing
Backing Vocals – Mr. Hudson*, Tony Williams (3)Featuring – Young Jeezy
3:58
5 Love Lockdown 4:31
6 Paranoid
Backing Vocals – Kid CuDiFeaturing – Mr. Hudson*
4:38
7 RoboCop
Backing Vocals – Jeff Bhasker, Tony Williams (3)
4:35
8 Street Lights
Backing Vocals – Esthero, Tony Williams (3)
3:10
9 Bad News 3:59
10 See You In My Nightmares
Featuring – Lil' Wayne*
4:18
11 Coldest Winter 2:46
12 Pinocchio Story (Live From Singapore) 6:02

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"RoboCop" embodies portions of "Kissing In The Rain" written by P. Doyle

"Bad News" contains a sample of the recording "See Line Woman" as performed by Nina Simone. Used under licence from Universal Music Enterprises. Used by permission. Written by George Bass

"Coldest Winter" embodies an interpolation of "Memories Fade" written by Roland Orzabal

Track 12 is a hidden track not listed on the back cover.

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  • Barcode (Text): 6 02517 87279 0
  • Matrix / Runout: [EDC logo] R B00 121 9802 01%%
  • Other (Inner Mould Hub): MADE IN USA BY EDC
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L007
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0316

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nthome

nthome

May 3, 2015

it's a little uneven compared to Late Registration or Graduation, but this album has plenty of gems; RoboCop and Paranoid are the two that i find myself listening to over and over again, but the radio single Love Lockdown and Heartless are fine tunes also. and as far as autotune goes, it's better than his actual singing voice, so what's the deal?
Christopher_Jion

Christopher_Jion

November 10, 2011
edited over 7 years ago

I'll try to keep this fairly short:
Haters gonna hate, but this IS Kanye's finest moment. One of the best albums (of any genre) of the 2000s. And history will prove that.
It's his most honest performance and his most honest writing.
There's no filler on this entire album. Every song is great, and they all fit perfectly together.
And sonically, it's unlike the rest of his albums (which are fine, but really are a lot more regular hiphop with more epic production).

Autotune is used almost as another instrument and blends with the music perfectly. It enhances rather than distracts.
In a way it reminds me of how Herbie Hancock used vocoder in "Trust Me", very mellow and sad in a way.
Limiting himself gear-wise really worked. It forced him to write really memorable lyrics & melodies.
This album sounds really natural. Nothing forced.

Hiphop listeners loooove to hate on this album because they really don't know what to do with it, where to file it. It's too odd for them. It's NOT the standard recycled bullshit over and over again. This album is DIFFERENT. Different lyrics, different music, different artwork, different mood.
But it's still really catchy and fun (Paranoid, RoboCop) ....as well as super-depressing (Street Lights, Bad News, Coldest Winter, Say You Will).

This album also sort of started the recent wave of sad hiphop we've been getting (Kid Cudi is a good example).
kingjames2001

kingjames2001

June 9, 2011
If you enjoy POP music, then this is the album for you. If you are looking for hip-hop reminiscent of Roc-A-Fella's glory days you will be highly disappointed. It's a prime example of the overuse of auto-tune and rappers pretending to sing when they can't. A pop success does not equal a critical success (unless you're the recipient of payola)