Man at His Best

Kanye West will debut the "Album of the Life" at Madison Square Garden

AKA Swish

BY MATT MILLER | Jan 26, 2016 | Music

Photograph from Esquire US

The first review of Kanye West's upcoming album Swish is out, penned by none other than Kanye himself: "This not album of the year. This is album of the life." So far West has revealed the track listing—which may or may not include such songs as "Real a;sldkfjas;lkdfnds" and "Wqlub:)"—along with at least two tracks originally released through his Good Fridays series.

But the first time the world will hear Swish will be during one enormous listening party at Madison Square Garden on February 11. Not able to make it? Fear not: the event will also be screened in theaters (if you're in the States).

A poster is calling the event, "Yeezy Season 3," which, as Rolling Stone points out, could mean Kanye is also premiering his latest fashion line. Tickets for the MSG show—the price of which has not yet been announced—go on sale on January 29, and the event will be broadcast worldwide at 4pm EST. Until then, we can expect West to continue his Good Fridays tracks leading up to the album release, as the rapper suggested yesterday in a tweet:

We've already heard "No More Parties in LA," his vocal marathon with Kendrick Lamar, and "Real Friends," a mellow bedroom ballad. Both of which we like! But it doesn't really matter what we think, because West already told us it's the most important album in the history of mankind.

First published in Esquire US.