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Kanye West’s New Album ‘Ye’ Gets Mixed Reaction, From ‘Dud’ to ‘Gorgeous’ (Listen)

Fans split over the merits of rapper’s music and recent behavior

Kanye West released his eighth studio album early on Friday following an A-list listening party at a ranch in Wyoming. And fans who have heard the tracks since it dropped on Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal are split over it.

The new project, “Ye,” has West fans — and haters — deeply divided over both the content and West’s recent behavior leading up to its release.

Some think he’s brought back the old Yeezy, while others think the album (which you can listen to below) is a total “dud” and a reflection of the rapper’s new attitude.

“This #Wyoming album is great! So much better than Pablo,” one fan tweeted. “Glad Kanye was trolling with that poopedy scoop stuff. Back in old school form.”

“Bunch of ‘music critics’ & ‘influencers’ caught up on some Wyoming Wack Bulls–t ain’t gonna convince me this @kanyewest is dope,” actor Michael Rapaport tweeted. “This s–t is straight trash. No bangers. Not one smacker. When you have Kris Kardashian as a sound board this happens #ye Album is DippityDoDo.”

The album’s cover itself is getting mixed reaction, which is a photo of a Wyoming mountain range with the words “I hate being Bi-Polar its awesome” — a reference to all of the lyrics included on the LP about the status of West’s mental health. Kim Kardashian West said in a tweet her husband took the photo “on his iPhone on the way to the album listening party.”

Comprised of seven songs, the LP is just over 23 minutes long and includes guest vocal appearances by artists like Kid Cudi, Ty Dolla $ign and Nicki Minaj.

See the album cover below as well as reactions to West’s new project.

Kanye West Album Ye