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Kanye WestThe Life Of Pablo

Kanye West - The Life Of Pablo album cover
Label:Getting Out Our Dreams – none, Def Jam Recordings – none
Format:
18 x File, FLAC, Album
Country:US
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Genre:Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Style:Contemporary R&B, Experimental, Pop Rap

Tracklist

1Ultralight Beam5:20
2Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1
Co-producerMetro Boomin
FeaturingKid Cudi
2:15
3Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 2
Co-producerPlain Pat
FeaturingDesiigner
ProducerKanye West, Rick Rubin
2:09
4Famous
FeaturingRihanna
ProducerHavoc (3), Kanye West
VocalsRihanna, Swizz Beatz
Written-ByK. West*, K. Dean*, R. Fetty*
3:14
5Feedback
Co-producerCharlie Heat
Co-producer, Written-ByNoah Goldstein
ProducerKanye West
2:35
6Low Lights
ProducerDJDS*, Kanye West
Written-ByKanye West, Mike Dean
2:11
7Highlights
Co-producerSouthside (5), Velous
Featuring, VocalsYoung Thug (2)
KeyboardsGreg Phillinganes
ProducerKanye West
Producer, Written-By, KeyboardsMike Dean
3:19
8Freestyle 4
EngineerTom Kahre
Featuring, VocalsDesiigner
ProducerKanye West
Written-ByKanye West
2:02
9I Love Kanye
ProducerKanye West
Written-ByK. West*
0:44
10Waves
EngineerTom Kahre
Featuring, VocalsChris Brown (4)
ProducerCharlie Heat, Kanye West
VocalsKid Cudi
Written-ByC. Bennett*, K. West*
3:01
11FML
Co-producerMetro Boomin, Noah Goldstein
Co-producer, KeyboardsMike Dean
Featuring, VocalsThe Weeknd
ProducerKanye West, Mitus (3)
Written-ByA. Tesfaye*, K. West*
3:56
12Real Friends
Co-producerHavoc (3)
Co-producer, Piano, Synthesizer, HornsFrank Dukes
Featuring, VocalsTy Dolla $ign*
KeyboardsMike Dean
ProducerBoi-1da, Kanye West
4:11
13Wolves3:59
14Siiiiiiiiilver Surffffeeeeer Intermission0:59
1530 Hours
FeaturingAndre 3000
Producer, VocoderMike Dean
5:25
16No More Parties In LA
Featuring, VocalsKendrick Lamar
ProducerKanye West, Madlib
6:14
17Facts (Charlie Heat Version)3:19
18Fade3:13
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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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The Life Of Pablo (18×File, MP3, Album, 256 kbps)Getting Out Our Dreams, Def Jam Recordingsnone2016
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The Life Of Pablo (2×LP, Album, Mispress, Unofficial Release, Clear)Not On Label (Kanye West)none2016
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The Life Of Pablo (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Repress, Unofficial Release, Pink)Not On Label (Kanye West)none2016
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The Life Of Pablo (2×LP, Album, Repress, Unofficial Release, Clear)Not On Label (Kanye West)KWPABLOLP2016
The Life Of Pablo (2×LP, Album, Limited Edition, Unofficial Release, Yellow Translucent )Not On Label (Kanye West)none2016
  • Spectrum_Vinyl's avatar
    It's an ok pressing, not the best but what do you expect for a boot? It will def sound better after a proper cleaning. If you need one let me know
    • korbinbilbrey's avatar
      korbinbilbrey
      Why does this album seem to have shitty bootlegs? Every bootleg I own sounds pretty damn decent with 0 skips. Whoever presses these is kinda bad at their job.
      • The_Strange_Boutique's avatar
        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] - ★★★★☆
        • LachyLn's avatar
          LachyLn
          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's avatar
            Neymarinet
            Pretty weird how a legit physical version still hasn't been released yet.
            • ballersimpson's avatar
              ballersimpson
              message me if you wanna sell me one as well
              • docfreeze's avatar
                docfreeze
                hit me up if you want to sell one! TLOP
                • Raymiles's avatar
                  Raymiles
                  Can someone please reply to this when a new bootleg with Saint Pablo comes out? And a link too please x
                  • albertbrown's avatar
                    albertbrown
                    The Life Of Pablo was an interesting, though very scattered release. I did appreciate the fact that the project was so different, yet also very unconventional. There were a couple of songs I still can't really listen to (Wolves and Freestyle 4) due to them not really sounding so good, but nonetheless, this project is very enjoyable. I'd recommend to any K. West fan, or just a fan of rap music as a whole.
                    • ethan_ill's avatar
                      ethan_ill
                      elton claims he spent a bomb on this recently, can only have been a bootleg... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-39512459

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