Kanye West's new album is streaming solely on Tidal

Kanye West's new album is streaming exclusively on Tidal

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Music icon (and proprietor of maybe the weirdest account on Twitter) Kanye West has lastly delivered his extremely-anticipated new album, The Lifetime of Pablo. West has been teasing the album on Twitter for weeks now, altering the title and including tracks at will. However now the complete album (18 tracks, with 4 of these thought-about “bonus tracks, when you’re maintaining rely) is streaming solely on Tidal for the subsequent week. If you don’t need to join Tidal, it’s also possible to buy a digital model for the attention-elevating worth of $20.

It is undoubtably the largest unique for the service so far, although it isn’t completely shocking provided that he was one of many service’s largest supporters when it relaunched final yr underneath Jay-Z’s stewardship. Tidal’s exclusivity interval is deliberate to final for every week, each when it comes to streaming and outright buying — we think about most main streaming providers will get the album this Friday, and you must have the ability to purchase it from iTunes or Amazon then as properly for a extra affordable worth.

It appears as if that “tweak the album till the final minute” technique trigger The Lifetime of Pablo to be just a little later than anticipated — West stated the album would arrive on February eleventh. It technically did, within the type of an enormous listening half at Madison Sq. Backyard, however the album wasn’t obtainable to the plenty on Friday as anticipated.

However following yesterday’s efficiency on Saturday Night time Reside, West was lastly able to take the wraps off his creation — now we will cease taking note of his ludicrous tweets and begin debating over whether or not the album was well worth the wait. To not point out which of its many album titles was the perfect (I used to be a fan of Waves, myself). We’ll additionally need to see how a lot curiosity this drives in Tidal’s service. Its final massive unique, Rihanna’s new album, briefly put the Tidal iOS app close to the highest of the free obtain charts.