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“I just didn’t like the sound of the record enough to spend a lot of time listening to it”

After listening to Coloring Book for the first time I ironically tweeted that my favorite song on the album was “Ultralight Beam.”  This still reigns true for me.  I believe that Kanye’s history as a producer gives him a heightened sense of musicality as he always puts the overall sound of the final product over the other aspects of it.  “Ultralight Beam” is gospel but it’s writhe with subtlety.  This is absent from Chance’s aesthetic on his solo projects.  His bangers are so over-filled with bright sounds that it becomes crowded and obnoxious.  On “No Problem,” the background is so filled with looping vocals that it becomes annoying.   As a trumpet player, I hated the pitched-up trumpet effect on “Blessings.”  Chance’s appeal doesn’t lie entirely in aesthetic.  He’s a brilliant lyricist, “Jesus black life ain’t matter,” but I just didn’t like the sound of the record enough to spend a lot of time listening to it.

DB

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