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Graduation

Kanye West Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (10 Sep 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B000LSAIMQ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,798 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Good Morning (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Kanye West 3:150.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Champion (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Kanye West 2:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Stronger (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Kanye West 5:110.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I Wonder (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Kanye West 4:030.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Good Life (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. T-Pain] [Explicit]Kanye West 3:270.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Can't Tell Me Nothing (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Kanye West 4:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Barry Bonds (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Lil Wayne] [Explicit]Kanye West 3:240.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Drunk and Hot Girls (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Mos Def] [Explicit]Kanye West 5:130.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Flashing Lights (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Kanye West 3:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Everything I Am (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. DJ Premier] [Explicit]Kanye West 3:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. The Glory (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Kanye West 3:320.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Homecoming (Album Version (Explicit)) [feat. Chris Martin] [Explicit]Kanye West 3:23Album Only
Listen13. Big Brother (Album Version (Explicit)) [Explicit]Kanye West 4:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Good Night [Explicit]Al Be Back 3:060.99  Buy MP3 


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What do you do after you’ve reinvented a genre? Well, going on Graduation, the third full-length artist album by hip-hop’s most famous Noughties auteur Kanye West, you hunt across the pop landscape for fresh sounds ripe for plunder. Most obviously, there’s Daft Punk, whose track "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" forms the vocoder foundation to "Stronger". But Kanye’s learnt more from the robots than this straight steal would suggest--indeed, a good proportion of Graduation sounds informed by their vintage synthesisers and noveau ‘80s feel. Elsewhere, there’s much to suggest Kanye’s pop ambitions have no sign of waning: the opulent "Good Life" rolls along on a hook snatched from Michael Jackson’s "PYT (Pretty Young Thing)", while "Homecoming" follows Jay-Z’s lead and borrows the vocal talents of Coldplay’s Chris Martin. The album’s not without the occasional goof--"Drunk and Hot Girls", a boozy tale set to the tempo of an Eastern European drinking song, is something Outkast could more comfortably handle. But thankfully, there’s also numerous moments where Kanye simply does what Kanye does best. "Can’t Tell Me Nothing" is a sleek, swaggering statement of self-assurance, while "Everything I Am" kicks off on a battle tack but gradually softens, the sound of a man balancing power and responsibility: "Last year Chicago had 600 caskets," muses Kanye, "Man, killing’s some wack shit". --Louis Pattison

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Given the remarkable critical and commercial success of 2005's LATE REGISTRATION, Kanye West's rich, rewarding sophomore release, expectations were high for 2007's GRADUATION. Ever savvy, West flouts those expectations by delivering a record .that delivers curveballs while staying true to his sharply sculpted, commercially minded m.o. West's rapping, never his greatest strength, is still entertaining. He delivers witty, smart, sometimes absurd rhymes (he seems to take more lyrical chances on GRADUATION) that fit nicely with the overall feel of his tracks.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yet another classic... 13 Jan 2008
Format:Audio CD
It's an album like this that keep hip-hop going. Without this, the industry would be flooded with Soulja Boy followers. And what's good about this album is that Kanye West is different. He stands out compared to the other rap artists who seem to just want to be like each other. Yes he can have the odd couple of lines on guns. Yes he can spit a few bars on his relationship with hoes. But the way he puts it all together is unique. It's like he knows what his fans expect on his new album. Every song is differet, and you can relate with each one depending on what mood you are in. There's feel good tracks (Champion, Good Life). There's the story-telling ones (Homecoming, Good Morning). And there's the ones that make your head rock, without you even noticing (Stronger, Flashing Lights). There's not one bad track I can mention on this album. The odd couple don't match up to the previously mentioned (Drunk and Hot Girls, Barry Bonds), but they are still listenable. The features are limited, and some dissapointments (T-Pain, although I suprinsingly liked the track he featured on, and Lil' Wayne). But to make up for it you've got Chris Martin, Mos Def and Daft Punk. There is a disappointment though. You don't get the story-telling vibe you did when listening to "The College Dropout" or "Late Registration", as there is no skits and it feels slightly.. empty. But with the effort Kanye put into this album, you can't complain. I don't just recommend you to by it, I urge you to buy it.

Top tracks:
-Homecoming
-Good Morning
-Stronger
-The Glory
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars West at his Best. 4 Oct 2007
Format:Audio CD
A fair bit better than Late registration but not quite up to the standard of College Dropout, Kanye delivers one of the best hip-hop albums to be released in the last 10 years.

Kanye cuts the crap with this album, with no annoying skits every three or four songs this album is a mere 13 tracks long, compared to the 20 odd tracks of the previous albums. Kicking off with the basic Good morning, West sets the tone for the album. Minimilist beats and limited guest appearances, highlighting Kanye's lyrical talent.

The jay-z sample on good morning fits perfectly. The album rolls along nicely (with Champion being a real spirit lifter), coming to stronger, the daft punk sampled hit that i'm sure you have all heard. The next song, i wonder, is classic Kanye west, with him spitting over a soul sample.

Good life sees the first guest appearance on the album, with t-pain singing on the chorus. Akon must have been busy. It's the third single off the album and deservedly so. Next comes Can't Tell Me Nothing, i'm sure you'll have heard that. One of the best tracks on the album in my opinion.

Lil wayne features on Barry Bonds, the purest hip-hop track on the album, but his voice is annoying to me. Drunk and hot girls features mos def and is the most musically experimental track on the album. Mos def sings rather than raps, wich is refreshingly fantastic.

Flashing lights is much like i wonder and dj premier's addiction to everything i am is excellent. The glory is one of the stand out tracks on the album, again showing off Kanye's effective use of sampling, much the same as the college dropout album. Homecoming, as i'm sure you'll know features Chris Martin from Coldplay, a song that has been remastered from when it appeared back in 2004.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kanye West - Graduation 1 Nov 2007
Format:Audio CD
Now this may offend others, but for me this is Kanye's best album to date.
The albums for me have got progressively better, and this have some truly great tracks.
I have to mention Flashing Lights first of all, some reviews have not picked up on how great this track is. It's basically a slowed down dance track (which appeals greatly to me, being a mad dance fan that i am) Kanye's always good with his samples, and its so evident here.
My close joint second favourites are Stronger and Homecoming (which features a certain Coldplay star).
Other great tracks include... you know what, the whole album pretty much.
You don't have to be a hip hop head to appreciate Kanye's skills, this is a terrific album, buy now!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Take your time to realise it's a classic 4 Oct 2007
By B23
Format:Audio CD
We suffer from banging beats and one-listen hits that last a month then die. Jesus walks - a classic. How many hip hop classics like that are there? This album is packed full of genius and quality. If you are five years old, Stronger and Champion wil appeal to the simplicity in you. If you are forty, they will appeal to the distinguished in you. Each track has the mass appeal with lyrics and beats but beneath you get wisdom, a soul vibe and pure musical genius. I accept this isn't for everbody in the same way that caviar isn't neither is champers. Drink thug rap only if you like. If you like some good juice every now and then, feast my hommies.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Boring Drizzle?, I Don't think so!!!!!!! 12 Oct 2007
Format:Audio CD
Having bought Kanye's 3rd album;Graduation, i get the feeling that he has now moved almost completely away from the Rap genre, and instead like many other views, he has created his own unique category which no other artist can match. He has more creativity than Outkast and a depth of lyrics which shows he has truly mastered his art. Although i'm sure 50 has produced another 'street feel' album, it seems that Mr West has broadened his popularity to reach electro, indy and fans of many other genres who admire his passion, and unique ability to produce records which anyone can enjoy listening to.This is a finely sculpted 3rd album and a must have for any CD collection. Notable tracks include 'Can't tell me nothing', 'Homecoming', 'Goood life' and 'Big Brother'.This is a song which is both dedicated to the way Jay-Z has taken Ye under his wing and guided him, but it also has a dig at the break up of the Roc-A-Fella family and the disenchantment it seemed Kanye had of his master. I've read a few reviews which say the song is poor, and that the synths are boring and that the ending is abrupt, but i completely disagree. It's almost like Kanye is writing a diary and we are listening in on his thoughts. A great insight into the mind of a genius, go out and get it!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
I had this looping in my car for ages and now have it on shuffle on my iPod - I love it when you get an Album that is a propper album rather than an expensive CD single. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Miss E C Jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Graduation
classic kanye, doing his kanye best, wearing his kanye west, i guess you could say he passed the kanye test, cus this album is the bomb.
Published 6 months ago by spencer
5.0 out of 5 stars So Happy
Thank you very much, this is in great condition and you can barely tell it is used. Plays and looks great.
Published 7 months ago by Lord Luke Hussey
5.0 out of 5 stars The True Kanye West
the true art of his spoken word lyrics can be witness right here. This is a fine example of the Kanye we used to love before he became mainstream. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Rosh
4.0 out of 5 stars Graduation With Honours...
The third of Kanye West's outstanding debut albums. Some excellent tracks and impressive from one of the best rap artists and music producers of all time...
Published 8 months ago by Mr Contentious
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
Some proper good kanye songs on this album and the mp3 download for it is ridiculously cheap. Every song on this album has a really good beat to it.
Published 12 months ago by James H
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for a Graduation!
Unusual, unique and well received gift, bought as part of a celebratory package.

You can't beat listening to some Kanye West
Published 16 months ago by Mrs M
4.0 out of 5 stars Great
I think this is Kanye's best work after Late Registration. Some Hip pop in there but has great features and brought the best out of Lil Wayne in 'Barry Bonds'.
Published on 27 Oct 2011 by tinchy
5.0 out of 5 stars Own it Own it Own it
If you are looking at this album, and are reading reviews...then you're looking for someone to tell you to buy it. So buy it. It's a great album, by a great artist.
Published on 21 July 2011 by ????
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Album
Probally the best Album i've ever brought. all songs eleest good. and alot of them are amazing
Published on 3 Dec 2009 by Michael Reardon
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