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lewistgreen
post Jul 2 2017, 12:06 PM
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On Friday, JAY-Z (yes, the hyphen is back) released his 13th studio album.



1. Kill Jay Z
2. The Story Of O.J.
3. Smile (feat. Gloria Carter)
4. Caught Their Eyes (feat. Frank Ocean)
5. 4:44
6. Family Feud (feat. Beyoncé)
7. Bam (feat. Damian Marley)
8. Moonlight
9. Marcy Me
10. Legacy

Physical Edition
11. Adnis

For now it is a Tidal and Sprint exclusive, but a physical release has been confirmed. Over the weekend, the album has received critical acclaim.

Has anyone listened to it yet?
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post Jul 2 2017, 08:42 PM
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"leave me alone Becky" ;o

I really like this album! The use of sample is so good and there's a real old school feeling about a lot of the tracks. Like Beyonce did with Lemonade, this feels a lot more personal than previous material from him. I like the reggae vibes on some of the songs as well music.gif

Best tracks for me are 4:44, Family Feud and Bam. That run of three is just YES!!!!!
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post Jul 8 2017, 12:06 PM
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The full album was simulcast on Radio 1 and 1Xtra yesterday morning. You can listen back to the show here.
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post Jul 9 2017, 06:57 PM
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Didn't have high hopes for this, but it's surprisingly decent! Caught Their Eyes and Bam in particular. wub.gif
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post Jul 11 2017, 07:52 AM
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It's quite good. I like how self-aware the lyrics are, as a contrast to Jay having seemed out of touch on recent material. His best release in quite some time.
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post Jul 11 2017, 10:18 AM
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Yeah, I'm not normally a Jay Z fan really at all but this album really is great. It reminds me of a Kanye album so much in parts with all the samples, and obviously I'm so not mad at that.

Bam, Story of OJ and Family Feud are my trinity at the moment, but really there isn't a weak link.
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post Jul 14 2017, 12:46 PM
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Playlisted by Radio 1 and 1Xtra this week.
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Great to see, that's my favourite from the album!
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