Watch The Throne (Deluxe Edition) [Explicit] [+digital booklet]

August 12, 2011 | Format: MP3

$8.99
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Digital Booklet: Watch The Throne
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: August 8, 2011
  • Release Date: August 8, 2011
  • Label: Roc-A-Fella
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 Roc-A-Fella Records, LLC/Shawn Carter
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  • Total Length: 1:07:47
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B005GRUWAA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (242 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,920 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

If you like Kanye West's music, you NEED to buy this album.
Nick85NY
I bought the CD thinking one of the songs was on it, but it wasn't because you have to buy the "deluxe" album.
james
Of the 12 tracks on the album proper, most are very good, and a handful brilliant.
Jammie

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

47 of 57 people found the following review helpful By Michael Brent Faulkner, Jr. VINE VOICE on August 13, 2011
Format: Audio CD
Superstar collaborations always generate a gargantuan amount of buzz. Certainly a collaborative affair with two of hip-hop's `kings' - Kanye West & Jay-Z - is no different. Watch the Throne's anticipation could be likened to the `Super Bowl' of hip-hop - it just had to materialize. Alongside the anticipation and buzz, there is almost always a downgrade when it comes to the actual material being presented. Falling in line with that, Watch the Throne is a solid effort and for naysayers who expected an incredibly undercooked effort, it over performs. That said, there was room for improvement on Watch the Throne as well, mostly in the area of its overall cohesion. One has to look no further than the first two cuts unlikeness to one another ("No Church in the Wild" and "Lift Off") to see a lack of cohesiveness in theme or concept. Despite this `all-over-the-place' persona, the album works.

"No Church In the Wild" seems a strange entity from an initial listen, but with successive spins, the odd cut unfurls its brilliance. The beat, contributed by 88 Keys is somewhat understated and simple, but that is the appeal. The crooning by Odd Future vocalist Frank Ocean is a nice touch, not to mention some oddball auto-tuned vocals by The-Dream. Comprised a handful of samples, "No Church" proves alluring with interesting rhymes by both superstar rappers. "Lift Off," featuring Beyoncé is most certainly aimed to be the pop-crossover cut, contrasting the alternative sensibilities of "No Church in the Wild." The production is solid (Kanye West, Jeff Bhasker & Mike Dean) and the track is enjoyable, if a little clunky.
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32 of 39 people found the following review helpful By Ray-Review on August 18, 2011
Format: MP3 Music
We've been "Watching The Throne" for almost a full year since its been announced last October. Well now it's finally time to listen to The Throne, and after much anticipation it is finally here. With the statures as high as Jay-Z and Kanye West, it's impossible to not have high expectations for the both of these two especially for the bar they raised on themselves with past critically acclaimed and commercially successful albums from each of them. Between the both of them (Jay-Z currently has 12 number one albums all went at least platinum, and Mr. West has 5 critically acclaimed albums (all went multi-platinum worldwide). There is nothing I can say that hasn't already been said about these two, these two are the most successful and influential figures not only in Hip Hop but music in general that far surpasses any other individual artists and having these two on one album is truly a monumental moment in Hip Hop.

If I had to rate this Collaborative Hip Hop album I would have to compare it to the other Hip Hop Duo's such as the incredible OutKast (Possibly the greatest hip hop duo of all time), to the old school duos of Run D.M.C. to even the more recent collaborative efforts of Eminem and Royce Da 5'9". Now while I admit that Kanye and Jay (Collectively as The Throne) aren't at their craftiest in the lyrics department, their artistic effort musically is beyond anybody in Hip Hop today. This is where The Throne truly outshines the rest and proves their veteran status in Hip Hop, still coming up with new ideas and sounds to create an album filled with depth and variety. In my personal opinion, they really don't have to prove to anyone of how to make "Thriller" level music because the both of them have been doing it for years time and time again.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 14, 2011
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Okay, so I'm reading through the reviews and they are mixed. One person said "Horrible." Really? What CD did they listen to? Jay and Ye are geniuses and for those that don't get it....my sincerest apologies! I am a 44 year old woman and rap runs through my veins. I love it as much as I love jazz, R&B, classic Rock and some pop. Compared to most of the garbage out now (Soulja Boy, Wiz Khalifa, Wocka Flocka Flame....the list could go on and on), this piece of work is refreshing! 2 high profile rappers at the top of their game came together and created music that doesn't make me cringe. Hats off to both of them! Love the CD from START to FINISH!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth Ziegler on September 10, 2011
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I am a Jay-Z and Kanye fan from both the beginning of both of their careers. When I first listened to this album I expected something different, but as I gave it a second and third try it grew on me to the point where its one of my favorite albums and I recognize the growth in both of them as artists. I highly recommend it.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robmore on March 21, 2012
Format: Vinyl
I scoured the web, this website and when it came to describing this deluxe 2 LP Watch the Throne vinyl, it seemed it would include all tracks that were released as the Deluxe edition. Well If you wanted to have "The Joy" on vinyl, sadly it was not included. The Joy was the only reason I dropped more than a 100 bucks on a vinyl. sure N*gg*Z in Paris sounds amazing though, as does "Who Gon Stop Me" but I am very disappointed. I could care less for the packaging, which is really what you're paying for. I just wish there was more detailed info on the tracklist on this vinyl, all it is is just copy pasted info from the cd.
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