Heard 'Em Say vs I Wonder
This one’s actually tough, not because it’s two great songs but because it’s two perfectly decent if unremarkable songs. I think I go with I Wonder though, I like the slower flow to it and it sticks out more clearly in my mind. Although credit to Heard 'em Say for having Adam Levine on it and not being bad. EDIT: so after listening to both songs again, I really really like Heard 'em Say. The production is so delicate and nice but still substantial, and Kanye’s verses are pretty good. I Wonder is also clunkier than I remembered it being. Switching to Heard 'Em Say.
Gorgeous vs. Homecoming
Homecoming isn’t terrible but Gorgeous is really good. It does run the risk of feeling repetitive, but just when it starts to wear on me Raekwon comes in and saves the day.
Family Business vs. Bound 2
Somehow the only Yeezus song to crack the second round. Family Business has a good vibe to it but being removed from it I have no recollection of it. Bound 2 is not very lyrically strong but the production is great. Me and my coworkers used to blast it in the back at the end of our shifts at a shitty restaurant we worked at, which were some good times, so I guess it’s also got some sentimental value to me.
Paris vs. Late
I don’t really care about the fact it’s overplayed, Paris is an incredible song. It’s like the best incarnation of boastful, decadent Kanye. The production is incredible, so is the outro, and Jay is here to top it off. I don’t remember a single thing about Late.