Kanye West
Jesus Is King


5.0
classic

Review

by Itwasthatwas USER (2 Reviews)
October 28th, 2019 | 80 replies


Release Date: 10/25/2019 | Tracklist

Review Summary: In love, war, and fried chicken, there is no victor but God.

If familiarity breeds contempt, then it’s no surprise that Christian churches in America have been bleeding adherents in recent years as the mystical and ritualistic have given way the mundane and habitual. With grace, however, the mundane can occasionally guide us back to the transcendental. Kanye West’s magnum opus, Closed on Sunday, opens with a solemn acoustic guitar line and overlying choral motif. While contemplating his order of a Chick-fil-A classic chicken combo, ‘Ye achieves gnosis, merging the self with the Logos, self-actualizing his mission on earth to spread the word of God.

Kanye asks one of life’s most important questions: in a world where the American high churches are irrelevant and the Catholic church has yielded to modernist heresies, how has one wholesome burger joint successfully resisted the zeitgeist? Chick-fil-A refuses to indulge society’s propensity for carnal sin and resists the greed to remain open and reap profits on the Lord’s day of rest. Inspired by this example, Yandhi implores his listeners to abandon the pride and vanity of social media and spend their Sundays in solemn prayer with their families. He exhorts that they protect their daughters from the modern day pharisees that seek to lead them astray and promises to raise his sons to be faithful servants of the Church.

Most importantly, Yeezus recognizes that he has until now been a slave to his passions, to his wealth, to his popularity, to the hedonistic modernist hell we all live in and triumphantly declares his freedom from this paradigm. From a lifelong Christian, the second half of the track would feel hollow. From a reformed heretic like Kanye, each sip of Chick-fil-A lemonade is like the ecstasy of Sacrament. Over a minimalist bass and monotone keyboard motif, Kayne pledges his eternal allegiance to the only king that matters – the King of kings, the Lord of lords, Cristo Rey. Much as his wife Kimmy K. recently veiled herself before the Cross, Kanye modestly veils his voice in a thin layer of autotune, humbling himself before the Lord.

On the rest of Jesus is King, Yandhi takes the bold yet brilliant Fear Inoculum approach to songwriting by releasing an album of meandering interludes. While they’re all top notch, Closed on Sunday is so good that it can stand alone. Rather than discuss the other tracks, I’ll leave you with the thought that requiring more than two minutes of music for an all-time classic is just so 2018.

Ultimately, Kanye never tells us what side he orders with his classic chicken combo. Indeed, all those who repent and seek redemption in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ will be dining at an all-you-can-eat buffet of Chick-fil-A waffle fries in the sky. For the rest, it’s not too late to recognize that Jesus is King, Chick-fil-A is #1, and blasphemy is going out of style.


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Itwasthatwas
October 28th 2019


2903 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

REPENT.

VengeanceCactus
October 28th 2019


20 Comments


This is an artistic triumph. If Christ lived in modern times, he'd be turning that Chick-fil-A sandwich into hella more Chick-fil-A sandwiches.

brettgoespunk
October 28th 2019


332 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5 | Sound Off

Review is pretty great, album is good.

Itwasthatwas
October 28th 2019


2903 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

I’m probably gonna order a classic chicken combo for lunch

letsgofishing
October 28th 2019


1450 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

"On the rest of Jesus is King, Yandhi takes the bold yet brilliant Fear Inoculum approach to songwriting by releasing an album of meandering interludes."



Hahaha, Nailed it.

Slex
Contributing Reviewer
October 28th 2019


10300 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Now That’s What I Call Nice Meme!

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Itwasthatwas
October 28th 2019


2903 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Closed on Sunday is easily song of the year, regardless of genre

ian b
October 28th 2019


930 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

yeezus is king

Keyblade
October 28th 2019


29434 Comments


contrarianism has come full circle in 2019 back to christianity nice

Kanye got metalheads turning those inverted crosses all the way back around lol

Itwasthatwas
October 28th 2019


2903 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Ye shall know them by their fruits, and the fruits of metal satanism were cringe

Itwasthatwas
October 28th 2019


2903 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

true, it owns bad haircuts, poor social graces, and eternal virginity

supremejelly
October 28th 2019


1200 Comments


10 bucks says his next album is titled "And Kim is Queen"

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grannypantys
October 28th 2019


2324 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

got to find a church that sings these songs

Ambrosian
October 28th 2019


155 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Solid review

Friday13th
October 28th 2019


7141 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

slaps

ConcubinaryCode
October 28th 2019


5443 Comments

Album Rating: 1.0 | Sound Off

Gk, mC is a better Christian album than this

StrizzMatik
October 29th 2019


3939 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

It honestly does slap in spots, it's nothing mind-blowing but Kanye still makes killer music, regardless of how you feel about his religious beliefs.

Meridiu5
October 29th 2019


3172 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Should have made a throwaway acc reviewing something like this

The edgy internet atheists are on the neg prowl

Keyblade
October 29th 2019


29434 Comments


u weirdos are the one making it about christianity and atheists lol. the shit just sounds like ass, that's it

StarlessCore
October 29th 2019


7615 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Everything is about christianity I'm not sure you've heard

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