First time I heard this I thought it was excellent, after that I couldn't finish it again, imo the lyrics are God awful, especially for Jay-Z - you can tell he isn't even trying half the time - he just made lazy verses, got good production and hyped it with Kanye Coab to make some EASY $$$ and lots of it.
I personally adored this album. I always loved a Jay-Z and Yeezy collaboration so my personal opinion of this album is probably doubled of everyone's else'. This, in my opinion, is one of the best things they have done together. Not all the tracks fit in with each other but the raw aggression, sick beats, and ego of Kanye, somewhat Jay, just puts this over the limit. You don't have to agree but this is how I feel.