UPDATE with examples of extreme stannery & haterism on display:
1 "possibly best album since 1997". WTF?! It ain't even the best Kanye album, which came out in 2004. Dallas, don't take it personal (c) Gang Starr, we agree to disagree here.
1 the hate is so exaggeratory here, it's hilarious
1970s hip hop culture: "let the poppers pop, & the breakers break"
2000s internets hip hop culture: "let the stanners stan, & the haters hate"
Kanye West's Graduation seems to be following the reaction of Common's Finding Forever. People over-reacting & saying the album is ass or classic. Too hyperbolic either way IMHO.
It seems that blogger music reviewers are taking their cues from the "shock-posting" steez of folks like mAnn Coulter or Howard Stern. In other words, make exaggerating or shocking statements in order to increase ratings.
SMH at the haters saying Kanye’s rapping sucks. Kanye actually improved since 2004, & Kanye was never a top tier rapper ala Black Thought/Chino XL. These same haters loved College Dropout though. Consistency/logic, not part of haterism.
Here's my review @ RYM.