The Life Of Pablo (studio album) by Kanye West

The Life Of Pablo
The Life Of Pablo by Kanye West
Year: 2016
Release date: 2016-02-14
Overall rank: 499th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 822 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2016 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2010s (68th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (499th)

Kanye West bestography

The Life Of Pablo is ranked 6th best out of 10 albums by Kanye West on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Kanye West is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which is ranked number 34 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 32,720.

Kanye West album bestography « Higher ranked (448th) This album (499th) Lower ranked (568th) »
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The Life Of Pablo track list

Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 80 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 822 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 17% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.0/100, a mean average of 72.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 20.2.

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From 04/14/2020 17:47
This is one of those albums that'll get more credit the longer it's around.

Out of his more experimental albums Life Of Pablo is by far the best. It's got loads of those beat-less moments that are particularly fashionable in hiphop at the moment but Kanye pulls it off better than anyone.

All of these tracks compliment each other so well, I find it much more enjoyable to listen to the whole thing as an album rather than skipping between tracks, which probably why it hasn't had the credit it deserves. Not many people listen to whole albums these days.

The only weakness this record has is the lyricism is not amazing. Although I'd say everything post My Beautiful Twisted... has the same problem.

If your a production and album format fan this record is one of, if not the best of Kanye's work. The production and arrangements are superb, sounding brand new, cutting edge but soulful and human at the same time.
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60/100
From 02/11/2020 00:10
Kanye fans really be eating this shit up lol.

Wack lyrics and lots of filler
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From 10/28/2019 11:38
This is his third best album to date, really like it and it reminded his best days.
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80/100
From 08/06/2019 22:41
When TLOP first came out on tidal, it was so much rougher. I wish more people would give this another go.
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From 06/17/2019 14:03
"The Life of Pablo" is not a revolution in Kanye West's discography: there was one with "808", of course, then another with the radical industrialist "Yeezus". "The Life of Pablo" is a culmination of the styles worked in the previous 3 solo albums, with new influences on themes: the birth of the girl, the death of the mother and the promotion of family life. Finally, "family", in the case of West and Kardashian, is a "public" life: people will talk more about the star than music for the release of this album. West's personality is what it is, either we hate or we love, but Kanye is a great artist. Kanye West delivers an extraordinary album, where mistake are rare and where there are a lot of great songs. In addition, Kanye can constantly finalize and improve the album, which is a pretty good idea. Regarding his egocentric trip ("I Love Kanye"), is it surprising? No. Can we override and enjoy the music of a genius who reinventing himself with each album? Yes. Hallelujah!

8/10

Best track: "Ultralight Beam"
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From 04/27/2019 05:55
Kanye released something interesting here and while it may not be his best work, it's a worthwhile listen.
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75/100
From 04/17/2019 20:28
Pretty slow start — aside from Ultralight beam of course — but the last four songs are fantastic
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From 03/09/2019 14:59
This album is IN-SANE!!! I get it now. I finally get it. This thing is incredible. I wish this album was a hat so I could wear it and have it warm my cold head. I wish this album was weed so I could smoke it. It might as well be drugs because it gets me high as a cloud, man.
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From 03/07/2019 18:53
Underrated. Top 5 of 2016 for sure.
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From 11/12/2018 07:06
Beautiful, not besides it's flaws, but, because of it's flaws
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