Early reactions to Kanye West's new album are an impressively mixed bag

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On Thursday night, Kanye West hosted a listening party for his new EP, YE, in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, premiering seven new tracks for those assembled, as well as fans who were live streaming the event.

So far, a bunch of people who joined him in Wyoming - and anyone who tuned in for the livestream - are the only people who have listened to it. "Wife calling screaming saying we're about to lose it all I had to calm her down 'cos she couldn't breathe/I told her she could leave me now but she wouldn't leave", he rapped.

Others, meanwhile, were less sure.

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Kanye West dropped one of the most-anticipated records of 2018 this morning, and the album cover was snapped by Ye himself with an iPhone.

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Kanye West has debuted his new album, Ye, after months of volatile online behaviour and commentary.

The musician submitted a piece sampling You Keep Me Hangin' On by Vanilla Fudge, but heard nothing from Kanye about it.

Words on the album art reads "I hate being Bi-Polar /It's awesome". "Thinkin" what if that happened to me too", West says on one of his songs. He raps about his relationship with Kim Kardashian West, and how she almost left him after a recent string of controversial comments.

"Wouldn't Leave", he raps, is for men who have ever messed up and "embarrassed their girl", or "embarrassed their wife", and for the women who stayed during the best and worst. Instead audiences are left with a not-even-half-hour justification of his recent actions, complete with reprehensible, provocative lines like "Russell Simmons wanna pray for me too / I'ma pray for him 'cause he got #MeToo'd".

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