Kids See Ghosts
Kids See Ghosts


4.5
superb


Release Date: 06/08/2018 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Keep moving forward.

We're three weeks deep into the weekly GOOD music releases, and, well... It's tough to pinpoint what exactly happened here. Like, this is easily the best thing Kid Cudi has been associated with, and following up ye, it's absolutely stunning that Kanye's back to form here.

It's been a week now since Kanye released his eighth solo studio album, ye, which understandably divided the fans or anyone that listened to the album in general. I found myself on the fence for it, loving some of the things Kanye was doing with it and at the same time dreading others. And now that the dust is settled, here we are talking about Kanye yet again with the release of his collaboration album with Kid Cudi, an artist of whom I've never been a fan of. His early stuff never peaked my interest past a few songs and I'm pretty sure at this point we're all aware of how infamously bad "Speedin' Bullet 2 Heaven" is.

It'd be a complete understatement to say that I was blown away by Kids See Ghosts.

From the opening track alone you get a vivid idea of what to expect going forward with the album, starting off with Cudi's vocals, sang passionately. And then the first and only verse comes in, not rapped by Kanye, but by Pusha T. It's a great verse, pretty much what you could expect especially following up "Daytona". Doesn't stop there, right after the verse we're instantly hit with pounding drums and shouting, producing a beat that almost sounds like something off of "Yeezus". From then on, it's set. I was mesmerized from that point forward, the instrumentals really do not let up from there. Even with the second track being the minimalistic, moaning Cudi vocal type of song that never struck a cord with me beforehand. The production alone is off the god damn wall and makes songs that wouldn't, and shouldn't work into something special.

Surprisingly Kanye doesn't show up too much on the album as a whole, and when he does it's brief. There's not any ridiculous lines coming out of him this time, there's no "I love your tits because they prove I can focus on two things at once" type of lines on here, no filler. Whenever Kanye pops up it's an absolute treat. Then, as we reach the end we get an absolute high note, Cudi Montage. It has Cudi's best vocal delivery throughout the entire album, as well as a closing verse from Kanye that wraps up things nice and well. The song ends with a refrain of 'Stay strong", which going forward I hope that Kanye and Cudi really do.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
LethalPaintball
June 8th 2018


1003 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

this rules check it out

feedback welcomed of course, i am still a bit rusty

JonEthan
June 8th 2018


244 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Good review, I'm really digging this project

ONEPUNCHMAN
June 8th 2018


400 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

STAY STRONG

Gyromania
June 8th 2018


28311 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Would I like this if I thought ye kinda sucked?

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
June 8th 2018


17453 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Seems like other people are leaning that way Gyro, though I’m not sure I get the big difference. It’s only 24 minutes though and people are talking about it so : O

twlichty
June 8th 2018


4119 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is really fucking good. The production on this is sounds like nothing else. Truly original stuff

Gyromania
June 8th 2018


28311 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Alex! I forgot to send Pablo. My bad man, gonna up it in about half an hour

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
June 8th 2018


17453 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

No worries my dude!

LethalPaintball
June 8th 2018


1003 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

ye and this are radically different

TheMrAlexK
June 9th 2018


11097 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Pusha T isn't on the opening track... streaming services somehow put most of the tracks under the wrong track names and in the wrong order. Should be fixed now.

Mr. Pain
June 9th 2018


17439 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

worst band name of all time

LethalPaintball
June 9th 2018


1003 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

that's wonderful

but the pusha t track would've worked so well as an opener :-(

LethalPaintball
June 9th 2018


1003 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

wait the pusha t track is still the opener even with title fixes, just checked

woot

Rowan5215
Staff Reviewer
June 9th 2018


42371 Comments

Album Rating: 4.2 | Sound Off

yeah that's untrue, streaming services all had the right order the songs were just under the wrong names. Pusha track is the first track still

TheMrAlexK
June 9th 2018


11097 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Lmao well I guess I'm tripping off the laughing gas from getting my wisdom teeth pulled this morning m/

StrizzMatik
June 9th 2018


3818 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This is so friggin' good. Reborn and 4th Dimension get stuck instantly in my head, honestly some of Kanye's best production ever

Digging: Tool - Fear Inoculum

wwf
June 9th 2018


6409 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Wtf how did this happen

hortanz
June 9th 2018


806 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

cudi montage is so fucking good

wwf
June 9th 2018


6409 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Does fire sample theyre coming to take me away

wwf
June 9th 2018


6409 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Also kanye produced albums have always had a weird relation to eq, going from very dark to very bright but theres a couple songs on here that sound like they have a low pass on everything except the vocals at like 2k



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