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The Life Of Pablo (Def Jam, 2016), another wildly overrated album that in reality lacks inspiration and mainly delivers cliches. West flirts with gospel in Ultralight Beam and that mediocre trick remains the highlight for about half an hour, until Low Lights steals the riff from Prince's Ballad of Dorothy Parker and Waves concocts a soaring hymn. Several bland songs later Wolves stages a romantic three-part harmony hijacked by Sia Furler's wordless commentary, the album's standout. After No More Parties In LA, an uneventful Kendrick Lamar collaboration, the album closes with a musical puzzle, Fade, that sounds like a tribute to funk-soul of the 1970s. This album is a social event: the guests, the producers, the bleach, the samples and the songwriters prevail over the real music. This is just a patchwork of half-baked ideas. Too often West tries to dress up boring beats, boring lyrics and boring melodies with boring arrangements.