"Donda" by Kanye West

|| Tracklist and Song Ratings (unfinished) ||

  1. Donda Chant (ft. Syleena Johnson) // Intro
  2. Jail (ft. Jay-Z) // 7/10
  3. God Breathed (ft. Vory) // 8.5/10
  4. Off the Grid (ft. Playboi Carti & Fivio Foreign) // 9/10
  5. Hurricane (ft. The Weeknd & Lil Baby) // 8.5/10
  6. Praise God (ft. Travis Scott & Baby Keem) // 8/10
  7. Jonah (ft. Lil Durk & Vory) // 7/10
  8. Ok Ok (ft. Lil Yachty, Fivio Foreign, & Rooga) // 6.5/10
  9. Junya (ft. Playboi Carti) // 7/10
  10. Believe What I Say // 10/10
  11. 24 (ft. Sunday Service Choir) // 7.5/10
  12. Remote Control (ft. Young Thug) // 6/10
  13. Moon (ft. Don Toliver & Kid Cudi) // 8.5/10
  14. Heaven and Hell // 9/10
  15. Donda (ft. Stalone & The World Famous Tony Williams) // 7.5/10
  16. Keep My Spirit Alive (ft. KayyCyy, Conway the Machine, & Westside Gunn) // 8.5/10
  17. Jesus Lord (ft. Jay Electronica) // 9/10
  18. New Again (ft. Chris Brown) // 7/10
  19. Tell The Vision (ft. Pop Smoke) // 3/10
  20. Lord I Need You (ft. Sunday Service Choir) // 8/10
  21. Pure Souls (ft. Roddy Ricch & Shenseea) // 8.5/10
  22. Come to Life // 10/10
  23. No Child Left Behind (ft. Vory & Sunday Service Choir) // 7/10

|| My full thoughts on this album ||

After a year of anticipation and build-up, Kanye West's album "DONDA" is finally out! This is one of the most hyped albums of all time, which set an expectation that was impossible to meet, and while this album wasn't without flaws, it is really a great project. Songs like 'Come to Life' and 'Believe What I Say' are some of Kanye's best, showing that there's still gas in Kanye's tank after decades of creating music. This album explores Kanye's spirituality and christianity, kinda like his last album Jesus is King. However, DONDA feels much more personal and real. Jesus is King felt almost performative, like Kanye's spiritual transition was an act, and it just didn't sound like a Kanye project. DONDA also talks about Kanye's relationship with his mother on songs like 'Donda' and 'Jesus Lord'. I expected more about Kanye's mother considering the name of the album, but I guess Kanye's spirituality is connected to his relationship with his mother. The song 'Lord I Need You' talks about Kanye's now ex-wife Kim Kardashian and it's a great track. DONDA is a great album from Kanye, but it's not flawless. Songs like 'Remote Control', 'Ok Ok', and especially 'Tell The Vision' are straight up skips in my opinion. I also feel like the Drake beef may have made this album slightly worse, because Kanyemay have felt rushed to release before Drake. Not to mention 'Life of the Party' with Andre 3000 which was kept from being on DONDA because of Kanye's Drake diss on the song. It would've been one of Kanye's best if it had actually released. Overall, DONDA is a great album from Kanye and if for some reason you haven't checked it out, it's worth it.