Kanye West ‎– The Life Of Pablo

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Ultralight Beam 5:20
Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1 2:15
Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 2 2:09
Famous 3:14
Feedback 2:35
Low Lights 2:11
Highlights 3:19
Freestyle 4 2:02
I Love Kanye 0:44
Waves 3:01
FML 3:56
Real Friends 4:11
Wolves 3:59
Siiiiiiiiilver Surffffeeeeer Intermission 0:59
30 Hours 5:25
No More Parties In LA 6:14
Facts (Charlie Heat Version) 3:19
Fade 3:13

Versions (21)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
none Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(18xFile, FLAC, Album) G.O.O.D. MUSIC, Def Jam Recordings none US 2016
none Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(18xFile, MP3, Album, 256) G.O.O.D. MUSIC, Def Jam Recordings none 2016
none Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(20xFile, MP3, Album, 320) G.O.O.D. MUSIC, Def Jam Recordings none 2016
none Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP, Unofficial, Pin) Not On Label (Kanye West) none 2016 Sell This Version
none Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Unofficial, Yel) Not On Label (Kanye West) none 2016 Sell This Version
KWPABLOLP Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(2xLP, Album, Ltd, Unofficial, Yel) Not On Label (Kanye West) KWPABLOLP Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(2xLP, Album, MP, Unofficial, Cle) Not On Label (Kanye West) none 2016 Sell This Version
KWPABLOLP Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(2xLP, Album, RP, Unofficial, Cle) Not On Label (Kanye West) KWPABLOLP 2016 Sell This Version
none Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(2xLP, Album, Unofficial) Getting Out Our Dreams II, LLC none US 2016 Sell This Version
none Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Gre) Not On Label (Kanye West) none 2016 Sell This Version
KWPABLOLP Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Var) Not On Label (Kanye West) KWPABLOLP Europe 2016 Sell This Version
none Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(CDr, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none US 2016 Sell This Version
none Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(CDr, Album, Unofficial) G.O.O.D. Music (2), Def Jam Recordings (2) none US 2016 Sell This Version
none Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(Cass, Unofficial) FAMILY BROS. none US 2016 Sell This Version
none Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(LP, Album, Unofficial, Bro + LP, Album, Unofficial) Getting Out Our Dreams II, LLC none US 2016 Sell This Version
none Kanye West, Dorian Ye Kanye West, Dorian Ye - The Life Of Paul(23xFile, MP3, Album + File, MP3, Album, Mixed + Fi) Not On Label (Kanye West) none 2016
KWPABLOLP Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(2xLP, Album, RP, Unofficial, Ran) Not On Label (Kanye West) KWPABLOLP 2017 Sell This Version
none Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Unofficial) G.O.O.D. MUSIC, Def Jam Recordings none US 2018 Sell This Version
DJX-3312 Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(LP, Album, Promo, Unofficial, Gre + LP, Album, Pro) Not On Label DJX-3312 UK 2018 Sell This Version
none Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(2xLP, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version
CT004 Kanye West The Life Of Pablo(Cass, Album, Unofficial) ChannelTapes CT004 Russia Unknown Sell This Version

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The_Strange_Boutique

The_Strange_Boutique

June 10, 2020
referencing The Life Of Pablo, 18xFile, FLAC, Album, none
I have long grappled with "The Life of Pablo".

I remember finding the entire release cycle very intriguing. The ballsy notion of releasing an unfinished album and only *then* repeatedly tinkering with the mix, track-order and artwork (indefinitely, I might add) - the whole concept was pretty different. Whatever your opinion of Kanye, you must afford him this.

Overall, it's just about the most schizophrenic record I've ever heard. Throughout the album, West moves frenetically between lowbrow - borderline vulgar - ideas, phrases and references, simultaneously sewing a patchwork production aesthetic unlike any other major mainstream music release before it. Almost as if gesturing toward a sort of aural Cubism, Kanye leaves raw stitch-marks all over his work: the samples aren't flush with the beats; the flow sometimes drifts; sound quality varies (sometimes within a single track). Truly, this is multifaceted music - in every sense. Skeptics will say this is accidental; that any positive reviews are just 'emperor's new clothes' prattle. Kanye die-hards will proclaim that - true to their megalomaniacal idol's word - '[he] is a god.' All you can do is listen for yourself - but like it or lump it, there is something truly jarring to behold here.

On the flip-side of this potentially inventive sound, there is Kanye the man, who - at the end of the day - is pretty disgusting for the duration. "Famous" - for all its catchiness - is pretty rank lyrically. The now-proven-to-be-unapproved hyper-sexualisation of Taylor Swift is particularly egregious, as is the relentless, aggressive Nike-shutdown "Facts". This is where the consternation comes in for me - my threshold for Kanye's ego needs to be at low tide for this record to be bearable. On a good day, I can really enjoy the production. If "The Life of Pablo" catches me off-guard however, I have to be honest: it's possible to really loathe it - 'bleached [assholes]' and all. For the purposes of this review, I'm trying to be as objective as possible, but buyer beware: this *is* a record that will entice you, befriend you and then - out of nowhere - knife you in the eyes. Repeatedly.

Again, in stark contrast to the annoying aspects of this album, there are some very special soundscapes established by Kanye's production style. "Ultralight Beam" - despite being less than five years old - is already treated with the reverie reserved for a stone-cold classic. Its mournful, hymnal procession is perhaps best symbolic of the disputes and inconsistencies characterising the entire body of this album: between candid samples of his god-fearing children discussing religion, and Kanye's own admission that '[he's] trying to keep the faith', there's a tacky throwaway reference to the November 2015 Paris attacks.

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Ultralight Beam [feat. Chance the Rapper, Kirk Franklin, The-Dream, Kelly Price, Natalie Green & Samoria Green] - ★★★★☆
Father Stretch My Hands (Parts 1-2) [feat. Kid Cudi, Desiigner & Caroline Shaw] - ★★★★☆
Famous [feat. Rhianna & Swizz Beatz] - ★★★★☆
Feedback - ★★★★☆
Low Lights - ★★★★☆
Highlights [feat. Young Thug, The-Dream, El DeBarge & Kelly Price] - ★★★★☆
Freestyle 4 [feat. Desiigner] - ★★★★☆
I Love Kanye - ★★★★☆
Waves [feat. Chris Brown & Kid Cudi] - ★★★★☆
FML [feat. The Weeknd] - ★★★★☆
Real Friends [feat. Ty Dolla $ign] - ★★★★☆
Wolves [feat. Vic Mensa, Sia & Caroline Shaw] - ★★★★☆
Frank's Track/Siiiiiiiiilver Surffffeeeeer Intermission [feat. Frank Ocean, Max B & French Montana] - ★★☆☆☆
30 Hours [feat. André Benjamin] - ★★★★☆
No More Parties in LA [feat. Kendrick Lamar] - ★★★★☆
Facts [Charlie Heat Version] - ★★★★☆
Fade [feat. Post Malone and Ty Dolla $ign] - ★★★★☆
Saint Pablo [feat. Sampha] - ★★★★☆
kamenov

kamenov

May 22, 2020
referencing The Life Of Pablo, 2xLP, Album, Unofficial, Var, KWPABLOLP
Thick vinyl, must be 200g but slightly off centred and wavy. Sound is good if not great, couple of pops and clicks here and there but overall pretty decent. Pretty decent boot. Shiny sleeve, crisp artwork what's not to like?! :)
mathull777

mathull777

May 1, 2020
referencing The Life Of Pablo, 2xLP, Album, MP, Unofficial, Cle, none

I also have a version with the exact same content as my clear copy but one disc is clear and one is pink
mathull777

mathull777

April 30, 2020
referencing The Life Of Pablo, 2xLP, Album, MP, Unofficial, Cle, none

This version also has some original cuts with slightly different effects since Kanye kept tweaking for awhile after it came out.
LachyLn

LachyLn

March 15, 2020
referencing The Life Of Pablo, 18xFile, FLAC, Album, none
Not a single official release on vinyl, cd or tape. Why not? Went to all the trouble of doing a redux, improving the mix but no physical release. Sad. Can anyone comment on the best bootleg of the bunch?
Neymarinet

Neymarinet

September 23, 2019
referencing The Life Of Pablo, 18xFile, FLAC, Album, none
Pretty weird how a legit physical version still hasn't been released yet.
ballersimpson

ballersimpson

March 20, 2019
referencing The Life Of Pablo, 18xFile, FLAC, Album, none
message me if you wanna sell me one as well
docfreeze

docfreeze

December 24, 2018
referencing The Life Of Pablo, 18xFile, FLAC, Album, none
hit me up if you want to sell one! TLOP
ericbentley

ericbentley

October 2, 2018
referencing The Life Of Pablo, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RP, Unofficial, Pin, none
My copy skips on Waves, but otherwise pretty good for a bootleg