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In honor of Kanye West’s as-yet-untitled upcoming album, here are 17 albums throughout history that contained no more or less than 7 tracks. Even if those seven songs turn out to be sprawling odysseys, the number is still rather small for a long-player, mostly the province of jazz, the AOR era and sludgy, sprawling metal.
American rapper and record producer Kanye West has released eight studio albums, two collaborative studio albums, two live albums, three video albums and four mixtapes. West has sold 21 million albums and 100 million digital downloads worldwide. Seven of his studio albums have been certified at least platinum in the United States, and his output has been generally met with consistent commercial and critical popularity.
Album · 2003 · 15 Songs.
Pusha T explains why his album, as well as new albums from Kanye West, Kids See Ghost, Nas and Teyana Taylor, each have only seven tracks. A lot of people ask, 'Why only seven songs?'" Pusha said. Man, if we can't kill you in seven songs, we don't really need to be doing the music. Music is always known for going against the grain. I feel like right now, everyone has 20 songs on their album, 18 songs on their album.
Kanye West has finally released his new album ye, which he premiered at a listening party in Jackson Hole, Wyoming last night. The project is 7 tracks and only 23 minutes, but there’s quite a bit of incendiary and strange Kanye Westiness crammed into that runtime, both lyrically and musically.