NO ENCORE #117 | Ye Day

NO ENCORE returns to review a Kanye West album for the very first time, and what an album to start with.

Elsewhere, there’s live recaps of Forbidden Fruit and Nick Cave – who also gets his very own Listening Guide – some brief metal discussion, a bizarre Taylor Swift-related list and various other nonsense.

ACT ONE: It’s the preamble bit.

ACT TWO: Happy Birthday to the most misunderstood snare drum in all of music.

ACT THREE: Kanye West and his most divisive album to date.

ACT FOUR: 10 tracks by Nick Cave worthy of your ears.

ACT FIVE: Songs of the Week featuring Maroon 5, Cardi B, Charli XCX, The 1975, Esya and Gorillaz.

EXIT MUSIC: Bicurious – ‘Sleep’