Jesus Is King (studio album) by Kanye West

Jesus Is King by Kanye West
Year: 2019
Release date: 2019-10-25
Overall rank: 3,775th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Jesus Is King is ranked 10th best out of 14 albums by Kanye West on

The best album by Kanye West is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which is ranked number 33 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 25,929.

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From 09/05/2021 23:40
I hate so much how I had to type, "jesus is king" into discogs's search bar for this crap. I'm too biased to even rate it, although I hate it so much I want to.... Instead I'll take my revenge in another way.

jesus: "you have heard it said, eye for eye and tooth for tooth, but I say unto you: whosoever smites you on the left cheek, turn to him the other also."

Yeah, except that his own god supposedly (lol) said, "eye for eye, tooth for tooth," so he's not only contradicting god but he's also suggesting the worst justice system of all time to replace it: "HEY GUYS, YOU KNOW HOW WE TRY TO BALANCE THE SCALES OF JUSTICE? I HAVE A BETTER IDEA: LET'S DOUBLE THE AMOUNT OF INJUSTICE IN THE WORLD! LIKE, IF YOU LOSE YOUR EYE, YOU SHOULD LOSE YOUR OTHER EYE TOO, YEAH? WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK? I'M TOO STUPID, HELP ME BEFORE I HAVE AN ANEURYSM! OH WAIT, I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT AN ANEURYSM IS BECAUSE I'M A 2000 YEAR OLD MONKEY."

He's not only stupid, he's evil too. He says, "Do not suppose I am come to bring peace to the earth, I am not come to bring peace, but the sword. For I am come to set a man at variance against his father. A man's foes shall be they of his own household" and "the children shall rise up against their parents and cause them to be put to death." (That's Matthew 10:34-36 and 10:21)

Also, his god supposedly committed genocide in the "great flood" and killed children under 12 years old for the crime of laughing in 2 Kings 2:23-24, AMONG MANY OTHER INSTANCES OF MASS CHILD MURDER IN THE BOOK. He has homophobic laws, sexist laws, and racist laws. He condones slavery. His favorite people are pimping, mass murdering, war criminals like David. He makes kings out of ppl like that. Garbage book, absolute garbage. All we got from it is the crusades, inquisition, witchcraft trials, dark ages, and countless cases of child molestation. Hail your king, sheep, you wouldn't want to go to hell, would you? The "burning furnace" as jesus calls it? LOL - read the first 3 chapters of Daniel for why the threat of hell is so funny. I'm sure if you're christian the irony will go right over your head though. Geniuses.
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From 12/09/2020 15:56
unfortunately feels unfinished, and quite bad on the lyrical side of things, and yet the production is still so good, songs like Closed on Sunday, ridiculous as they might be, pull you in because they sound so good.
Follow God bangs tho.
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From 06/17/2020 06:05
Kanye becomes a vessel of God on this album. I thought Yeezus was an incredible first listen, but this topped it.
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From 06/14/2020 06:13
Not bad, but anyone expects much more from Kanye.
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From 04/17/2020 22:49
Very, very disappointing from an out-of-touch egomaniac.
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From 11/26/2019 04:53
By far Kanye's worst effort. An album about God made by Kanye West would naturally end up being about himself and that's what we have here. Lyricism is just godawful, pun intended.

I mean, the chik fil A bars? Lets be honest, if Logic or Hopsin said that it would be the worst bars of 2019. Kanye shouldn't get a pass just because of his cult of personality, sorry. And its so sparse instrumentally. The lyricism is absolutely a focus.

Mix is shitty and rushed. Production is meh in my opinion. Yeah, it sounds crisp, but Kanye's been stuck on his gospel-inspired minimalism since The Life of Pablo. Production is about a crisp sound but its also about making creative choices and progressing as an artist.

This is repetitive choirs, rapping over no beat, and generally sparse songs. For an album that is trying to be as dramatic as it is, there needs to be more here. The songs don't build up or go anywhere, and really bank off of sounding "dramatic" just by having a choir. A TON of emphasis on hooks -- like he wants to be Drake.

He's been artistically stagnant on his solo releases for three albums now, no sonic progression. And with the Lyrics being as bad as they are here, its an all around mediocre project.
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From 11/17/2019 15:23
This will be highly regarded for years to come, for better or worse..but I have a feeling the praise will only grow.
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From 11/05/2019 00:08
I've had a change of heart. Look, the production on this is great imo but Kanye's albums always have great production. The more I listen to this, the more hollow I think it is. After all the wait, I think we deserved more from Kanye. JIK isn't as bad as some say but it had the potential to be so much more.
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From 10/29/2019 14:42
The whole thing feels rushed. I don't get how Kanye can make everyone wait years for his music then release something like this. The beats are actually pretty good but the vocals sound terrible on almost every song. I don't even mean the subject matter, it sounds like everything was recorded through a tin can and a piece of string. Even after his "fixes" it still sounds bad. "Everything We Need" sounds the best to me and I don't even like it that much. Concerning the subject matter, I can't help but be skeptical about the sincerity of this project. It's a very surface level exploration of the gospel that may mean something to other people but not much to me. It's nice to hear that he's found peace but his rhetoric about why Jesus is great and what do to do live in his light is poor. I'm being cynical but he doesn't seem as serious about religion as he claims to be. It seems like something he's into for the time being and this seemingly low-effort album is the product of that.
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From 10/27/2019 21:29
It made me cry countless times, its so good that made me go back to the church. Im hist biggest fan, but i didnt like at all his last album, so now it feels like he made up for that.
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