Kanye West

The 40 Best Albums of 2019

December 18, 2019

It’s time for the AU review’s annual list of the best albums from Australia and the rest of the world for 2019. Across this list, we take you through a wide range of genres, with music that represents the exciting, vibrant time of music right now. It’s fair to say that there are some notable […]

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Track of the Day: Kanye West “Follow God” (2019)

October 31, 2019

Although his latest album has (as expected) been split between (politically motivated) derision and praise, Kanye West has successfully delivered the sanctified gospel project he has been promising all year. Jesus is King has arrived, and as dogmatic and rushed some of the lyrics are, sounds like another fine example of how inventive the Chicago […]

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Interview: Icona Pop (SWE) on “Next Mistake”, Sweden’s music scene and coming to Australia

September 19, 2019

Icona Pop should really be renamed to Iconic Pop considering the instant, “Oh I love those guys!” you hear upon mentioning their name. The Swedish duo reached global pop domination with their 2012 tune ‘I Love It’ and despite years passing since its release, the song continues to be on high-rotation at club nights and […]

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Track of the Day: Pusha T Feat. Kash Doll “Sociopath” (2019)

September 5, 2019

Hard-bodied Virginia emcee Pusha T popped up last week with two new releases, the stronger of which is “Sociopath”. The track, a Kanye West produced outtake from last year’s acclaimed DAYTONA, has King Push sketching a lover well-versed in the art of finessing rich fools. Over the kind of minimalist production best suited to his […]

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The 40 best hip hop and R&B tracks of 2018

December 20, 2018

2018 has been a very difficult year for ‘best of’ lists where hip hop and R&B is concerned. The often intertwined genres haven’t seen this much quality output for years, constant head-turning and critically acclaimed albums from artists both old and new have made the past 12 months the best in the scene since 2012. […]

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Hitting rock bottom to climb: Kanye West’s through lines in Ye and Kids See Ghosts

August 31, 2018

The recent Kanye West release schedule has brought happiness to skinny jean wearing hipsters, and serious hip-hop fans alike. Following the meteoric success of Pusha T’s Daytona, the focus shifted to Kanye’s solo album Ye, and his collaborative project with Kid Cudi. Ye was the first true Kanye project to come from the Wyoming era, […]

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Sydney artist Ruel joins Kanye West, Tyler, the Creator, Ms Lauryn Hill and more for Camp Flog Gnaw

August 16, 2018

The seventh annual Camp Flog Gnaw, a music carnival presented each year by Tyler, the Creator, is particularly notable for Aussie music fans this year as the jam-packed lineup includes prodigious Sydney singer Ruel. the talented 15 year old musician, who played a his first ever solo headline tour across Sydney and Melbourne earlier this […]

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Album Review: Kacy Hill – Like A Woman (2017 LP)

July 3, 2017

I saw Kacy Hill live at Splendour In The Grass 2016 on the back of knowing two songs of hers. Going into the set thinking her sound was maybe a cross between James Blake and Montaigne, I quickly realised I was doing her an injustice in comparing her to any other artist (irrespective of the […]

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Playlist: Ten times Rihanna nailed the collaboration game

June 13, 2017

Rihanna is one of modern pop music’s most bankable artists. Since her “Pon De Replay” days, the Bajan vocalist has been an in-demand name both as a solo artist and as a hot guest artist on many a pop and hip hop chart buster. The years have seen Rihanna collaborate with the likes of Maroon […]

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Mary J Blige shares new single “Love Yourself” featuring Kanye West

April 2, 2017

Just in time for her Australian tour, the one and only Mary J Blige has released the first single from her forthcoming Strength of a Woman LP. It sure is “hardcore hip-hop soul”, as Mary described in a recent interview on U.S station Power 105.1, with a blistering guest spot from Kanye West who bursts […]

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These Australian stores will stock the Yeezy Boosts 350 V2 “Zebra” this weekend

February 23, 2017

Global warming may mean the weather is difficult to predict nowadays but it doesn’t look like Yeezy Season will be blowing away anytime soon. Just a few weeks after the sneaker world went crazy for the “Core Black/Red” release it seems another iteration of the wildly popular Yeezy Boost 350 V2 is right around the […]

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The 40 Best Singles of 2016 (Part Two): The Top 20

January 18, 2017

Our Top 20 Singles from 2016 represent not only what was a strong and diverse year in new music, but they also presented themselves to be solid indicators of the trajectories of some of our favourite new artists. From NGAIIRE‘s “House on a Rock” to B Wise‘s “No Questions”, through to huge international hitters in Childish Gambino‘s “Redbone” […]

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The 40 Best Singles of 2016 (Part One): 40 – 21

January 17, 2017

You may have been keeping up with our recent ‘Best of 2016’ series over the last week and as we get stuck into a year of new music, we take a final look back at the songs that made our year. Throwing voting open to our contributors, we’ve compiled 40 of the best songs that […]

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The Top 40 Albums of 2016 (Part Two): The Top 20

January 12, 2017

Top 20’s are always hard to pull together. As we saw with the first part of our Best Albums of 2016 countdown, the list was looking to be a varied one, with records from bands including Descendents, The Hotelier, Julia Jacklin and NO ZU all making the cut. As we look to the Top 20 records (as voted by our […]

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The 50 Best Hip Hop and R&B Songs of 2016

January 10, 2017

For Hip Hop, 2016 was the year of cosigning anything and everything. So called ‘mumble rap’ became a thing and there was a massive push back against the term ‘real Hip Hop’, championing newcomers like Lil’ Yachty and Lil’ Uzi Vert (who, like it or not, have been attached to the music and the culture) […]

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Here’s where you can cop the Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Core White” release this weekend

December 15, 2016

The new Yeezy Boost 350 v2 “Core White” release is one of the sexiest pairs to come out of the now iconic, “queue for days” collaboration between adidas and Kanye West. The fever-pitch demand each time a different expression of these bad boys hits the worldwide market is kind of ridiculous, but easily justified if […]

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H.A.M: A look inside Kanye West’s Australian pop-up stores

August 19, 2016

This weekend, if you see a ridiculously long queue of swag lords getting lit and typing “AF” at the end of everything they Whatsapp their squad, just know that they are lining up for a good cause: exclusive Yeezy merch. As reported yesterday, Hip Hop saint Kanye West is staging pop-up The Life of Pablo […]

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Kanye West is opening Australian pop-up merch stores this week

August 18, 2016

Yeezy Season is most definitely approaching Australia this week, namely Sydney and Melbourne as the major cities are set to host pop-up stores from Kanye West from tomorrow. As part of a more global spat of temporary merchandise stores, already seeing cities like New York and Paris fawn over The Life of Pablo collections, the […]

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The 20 Best Albums of 2016…So Far

July 13, 2016

Having tipped the midway point of 2016, we asked our team to look back on what’s been a strong six months of new music releases already. Across the genres, there’ve been some stellar local and international albums dropping and drawing some heated conversation across fandoms. Whether it was in The Drones‘ release of arguably their […]

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The 50 Best Hip Hop and R&B Songs of 2016 (So Far)

July 12, 2016

High profile releases from the likes of Kanye, Drake, and Beyoncé, plus show-stealers from Chance the Rapper, Skepta, Anderson .Paak and dvsn have fleshed out what has been a very strong six months for hip hop and R&B. We’ve also seen emerging talents like Gallant and Joyner Lucas, comebacks from Fat Joe and Maxwell, and […]

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Kanye West and adidas announce huge expansion; plan new collections and retail stores

June 29, 2016

While the controversy over Kanye West’s recently released visuals for “Famous” continues to make headlines, the rapper, producer, designer, and media villain has dropped a major announcement with long-time collaborator adidas, pointing to a massive expansion with the footwear giant which includes new collections and co-branded stores. Looking far beyond the wildly popular Yeezy branded […]

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Here’s where you can buy the Yeezy Boost 750 Light Grey/Gum in Australia this month

June 8, 2016

Ready that patient side of you because the “light grey/gum” model of adidas’ Yeezy Boost 750, which also features a glow-in-the-dark sole is officially being released this weekend, and as always, it’ll be hard to get your hands on a pair. The official stockist list for Australian sneaker heads and hypebeasts has been confirmed by […]

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Kanye West teams with Desiigner, Travis Scott, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti, Big Sean and more for “Round & Round”

June 3, 2016

As the G.O.O.D Music team prep their new compilation Cruel Winter, the follow-up to 2012’s Cruel Summer, a preview has appeared by the tentative name of “Round & Round (Champions)” and – in a similar fashion to “Mercy”, the lead single from Cruel Summer – it has Kanye at the head of a strong line-up […]

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The AU Review’s 101 Greatest Songs of All Time: Part Three – 50 to 26

May 31, 2016

And this week in our countdown of the 101 Greatest Songs of All Time, we reach the illustrious Top 50, as voted by our contributors. Where last week, we saw some classic compositions by some of pop and rock music’s legends mix in with the likes of Sia and Gotye, this week sees some iconic musical gifts from Bowie, The […]

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The AU Review’s 101 Greatest Songs of All Time: Part One – 101 to 76

May 17, 2016

What makes a good song great? What is it about that one song from the 80’s that still resonates with you now, in 2016? What was it about that artist’s debut single that still stacks up with material they’re releasing now, four or five albums deep? These are the sorts of questions we’ve been asking ourselves recently in […]

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Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim hump cars and showcase fresh Italian produce in the unofficial music video for Kanye West’s “Famous”

April 13, 2016

The infinitely hilarious duo of Aziz Ansari and Eric Wareheim have become the latest pair of comedians to create a parody music video inspired by Kanye West, but this time it’s for a track that doesn’t even have an official music video yet. The controversial “Famous” has been chosen for this honour, soundtracking a bizarre […]

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Album Review: Kanye West – The Life of Pablo (2016 LP)

February 15, 2016

First off, who is this Pablo to whom Kanye West refers with his album title, The Life of Pablo? Picasso? Neruda? Escobar? Is he inexplicably trying to revive Petey Pablo’s career? Referencing Radiohead’s classic debut? Maybe he is likening himself San Pablo (St. Paul), another biblical reference following the religious megalomania of Yeezus. Most likely […]

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Kanye West adds more tracks to The Life of Pablo at last minute; continues to release new music with “30 Hours”

February 12, 2016

Yesterday morning, many Australians in Adelaide, Melbourne, and Sydney woke up early to stream an unprecedented worldwide listening party-cum-fashion show by Chicago emcee Kanye West, debuting his new album, The Life of Pablo in full (or so we thought). So far, the album has been very well received if publications across the globe are anything […]

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These Australian stores will be restocking the Yeezy Boost 350 (Pirate Black) this month

February 10, 2016

Haven’t got your hands on a pair of low-top Yeezy Boost 350 in “pirate black” yet? Luckily you won’t have to go far to get another chance this month as Adidas have confirmed that their popular collaboration with Chicago rapper Kanye West will be restocked at various Australian stores on Friday 19th February. The date […]

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More sessions added for Kanye West’s album premiere event in Sydney and Melbourne cinemas

February 2, 2016

Whether it’s Swish or Waves, Chicago emcee-producer Kanye West will most definitely be released his highly anticipated new album on February 11th in the states (February 12th down here in Australia). Not one to do things by half-measures, the ambitious artist will be using Madison Square Garden as a platform to debut his album in […]

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