As I’ve said above, One Song Only has what has got me listening to Kanye West at all (and definitely a listening choice I feel more mixed on now than I did when the podcast started).
Speaking totally from my own preferences, my winners here would be:
Some of this is purely instinctual and likely won’t track with what the folks on the podcast will take. Being a fresh fan means my tastes are pretty undercooked, which often means under-scoring the tracks that are a little more out there (see: the first listing there).
I think there’s potential for Celebration over Good Life, since there are individually strong parts of it, even if I think the overall package doesn’t work for me.
I think there’s potential for a switch-up on the chalk between The Glory and Get Em High, since I feel like Get Em High is a much more distinctive song. The sample work on The Glory is really good, but there’s also a really well-supported feature from Talib Kweli (the passed-along rhyme always grabs my attention).
I think All of the Lights wins its bracket, although it’s the only Kanye song I personally had a lot of familarity with before listening to the bracket, so it has some overexposure working against it whenever I listen to it (sorry, Ali!). Definitely here for the discussion around it, hopefully School Spirit doesn’t get so walked we get some time with the discussion.