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  • Summary: After several delays, the ninth full-length studio release for the rapper is set to be released on the same day as his concert film of the same name.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 23
  2. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. Oct 29, 2019
    80
    Jesus Is King provides an undeniably moving and distinct new chapter in the book of Kanye. Whether you choose to skip it or place it high on your mantel, its cultural significance is only bound to grow.
  2. 80
    At just 11 tracks and 27 minutes long, it’s concise by West’s standards – the days of sprawling masterworks such as ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ and ‘The Life Of Pablo’ are perhaps behind him – but there’s density and focus throughout.
  3. Oct 31, 2019
    70
    Despite the occasional lyrical misstep, Jesus Is King is a wonder of production, housing some of West's most focused and inspired work since 2013's Yeezus.
  4. Oct 28, 2019
    50
    The plaintive, direct singing mode is West’s best delivery vehicle across the album. The rapping is uniformly lackluster when not delivered by one of the brothers Thornton in their return as legendary rap duo Clipse.
  5. Nov 12, 2019
    50
    As with every Kanye album, there’s some magnificent production on a majority of “Jesus Is King” courtesy of Pi’erre Bourne, Timbaland and Boogz, among others. ... Kanye just seems like he’s in his own world; disregarding what’s going on around him. Other times, Ye’s writing delves into eyerolling contradictions and ego-driven intentions.
  6. 40
    Like his recently unpredictable behavior, it departs from what we’ve come to expect of him: gut-born artistry which connects on a human level. With this LP, he comes off concerned with fitting into an ideological mold, leaving no room for honest feelings and guided prose.
  7. 0
    Jesus Is King is impersonal, repetitive, boring, and somehow too long at just 27 minutes. Some albums grow deeper with subsequent listens; Jesus Is King shrinks.

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  1. Oct 27, 2019
    10
    Radiating with classic Ye style, Jesus Is King brings creativity and new found faith that we have never seen from him before. The first A-ListRadiating with classic Ye style, Jesus Is King brings creativity and new found faith that we have never seen from him before. The first A-List Christian rap album. The production is classic Kanye, the flow and album pacing is on spot and the features fit perfectly. This is simply a good album—coming from an atheist. Ye has apparently seen the light, which means we have now heard it. No complaints. Expand
  2. Oct 25, 2019
    10
    When you can feel someones heart! Kanye became a Christian, best Christian album of all time. Anyone that needs to get life's without drugsWhen you can feel someones heart! Kanye became a Christian, best Christian album of all time. Anyone that needs to get life's without drugs should talk this thing for real. He wants the best for all... The man is very misunderstood. Expand
  3. Oct 25, 2019
    10
    Simply amazing, the wait was really worth it, just no words to how amazing this album is. The production is classic Kanye, simply amazing.Simply amazing, the wait was really worth it, just no words to how amazing this album is. The production is classic Kanye, simply amazing. Kanye has been reborn.
    (Ignore the bad reviews, they are just haters.)
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  4. Oct 26, 2019
    7
    This is by no means ye’s best work, but what it is is an enjoyable, fun, well intentioned album. The lyrics are often corny (Closed on Sunday,This is by no means ye’s best work, but what it is is an enjoyable, fun, well intentioned album. The lyrics are often corny (Closed on Sunday, you’re my Chic-Fil-A) but at the same time it’s infectious and moving. The features on this thing really steal the show - Clipse make a historic reunion, Ty Dolla $ign’s harmonies make you feel like you’re ascending to heaven and Kenny G’s saxophone solo is just *Italian kiss* perfection. As for Kanye, it feels like he actually has a purpose this time. The Life of Pablo captured his headspace as he was going through meltdown after meltdown, Ye captured his reaction to being hated by damn near everyone because of his political beliefs (and to be fair he should be critiqued for that) but now he’s sort of going back to his roots and then turning it up to 10. This whole album feels like Jesus Walks on steroids and while it isn’t perfect, it’s still pretty freaking awesome. Expand
  5. Oct 26, 2019
    3
    The albums feels unfinished and the lyrics are so unimaginative they feel like he put the most basic religious terminology in a bag andThe albums feels unfinished and the lyrics are so unimaginative they feel like he put the most basic religious terminology in a bag and started doing madlibs. There seem to be no interesting ruminations on faith and it seems pretty shallow. Selah, is decent And has some epic production but so many other tracks fail to say anything profound that the album feels waaaay below his usual standard. Feels weird to see the iconoclastic contrarian rebel that kanye is become so tame and mainstream. Disappointment all round. Expand
  6. Nov 2, 2019
    0
    pior álbum que já escultei em toda minha vida, eu esperava algo melhor, mas pelo amor de deus só música genérica chata, errrrr
  7. Oct 25, 2019
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Horrível, Jesus não gosta disso, e nunca gostara, tire jesus das suas bocas, jesus não apoia quem apóia a escravidão, o machismo e o racismo. Expand

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