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Learn more about the albums you love with Dissect. Analyzing one album per season, one song per episode, Dissect dives deep into albums like Childish Gambino's Because the Internet, Beyonce's Lemonade, Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly & DAMN., Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark TwistedRead more

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S9E1 - Mac Miller: Swimming In Circles

Oct 5 • 39:20

S8E12 - Finale: The YEEZUS Tour

Jul 29 • 01:21:15

In our Season 8 finale, we dissect the narrative and stage design of Kanye West's 2013 Yeezus Tour. In this five act show, Kanye uses songs from his entire catalog to mythologize his life...

S8E11 - Bound 2 by Kanye West

Jul 27 • 58:28

Our serialized analysis of Yeezus continues with its final track “Bound 2,” a song that resolves the album both musically and narratively. Back in the club on a Thursday, Yeezus finally meets the one girl worth a thousand of the others he’s been sleeping with. But why is it the over-the-top player Jerome who gets the final word on the album?...

S8E10 - Send It Up by Kanye West

Jul 22 • 36:37

Our serialized analysis of Yeezus continues with its penultimate track “Send It Up.” After the emotional journey we’ve witnessed on the album, why is Yeezus back in the club indulging in all the things we know are problematic for him? The answer to this question is found in the song’s brilliant use of samples....

S8E9 - Guilt Trip by Kanye West

Jul 20 • 39:07

Our serialized analysis of Yeezus continues with “Guilt Trip.” After the catharsis and breakthrough of “Blood on the Leaves, ” Yeezus seems ready to move on and leave the heartbreak behind him, a task that proves easier said than done....

S8E8 - Blood on the Leaves by Kanye West

Jul 15 • 01:00:37

Our serialized analysis of Yeezus continues with the epic “Blood on the Leaves.” Here Yeezus reveals that a woman he once loved was stolen by the limelight, leaving an open wound that he’s been unable to heal. We break down the song’s many samples, references, and interpolations in what is undoubtedly one Kanye West’s greatest musical achievements....

S8E7 - I’m In It by Kanye West

Jul 13 • 56:02

Our serialized analysis of Yeezus continues with “I’m In It.” After being rejected by an ex-girlfriend, Yeezus uses his celebrity status and escapes into a world of sex to mend his bruised ego. He conflates his political ambitions with sexual dominance before the song’s final verse reveals that Yeezus is reaching his breaking point....

S8E6 - Hold My Liquor by Kanye West

Jul 8 • 43:27

Our serialized analysis of Yeezus continues with “Hold My Liquor.” After failing to overthrow the powers that be, Yeezus retreats into a haze of alcohol and drugs, drunkenly visiting an ex-girlfriend who rejects him. How will his ego take this blow?...

S8E5 - New Slaves by Kanye West

Jul 6 • 01:10:48

Our serialized analysis of Yeezus continues with “New Slaves.” Over menacing, pulsating dissonance, Kanye expresses his belief that our cultural addiction to material things makes us “new slaves” to the handful of white billionaires who control the majority of the country’s wealth....

S8E4 - I Am A God by Kanye West

Jul 1 • 46:32

Our serialized examination of Yeezus continues with “I Am A God.” Written after being rejected entry into a Paris fashion show, “I Am A God” finds Kanye supercharging his ego and recklessly demanding a threesome, a massage, and….croissants. But why isn’t anyone taking him seriously?...

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