I guess you fail to see the problem with that
Metacritic is for people who actually buy/listen to a product, which quite frankly is very few Americans. And those who do use metacritic are likely only hardcore fans/haters. I don't know anyone who actually owns a Van Halen record that owned it in like 1984 who would even bother with Meta
So you are saying that the people that buy and listen to Kanyes albums ARENT the people with the most knowledgeable views on his music?
Furthermore, i believe what I linked to was the aggregate of professional reviews from music critics across the country that write for major newspapers, magazines, websites, etc. Usually 30-50 reviews per album... and as a whole, theyve rated multiple albums by him to be the very best album in all of music released in a given year. Think on it.
And while I dont always agree with every critic, its a bit lazy to just dismiss their opinions as meaningless. I think its lazy to just fall back on the stance that all art is subjective, and therefore we can dismiss any evidence other than our own gut check opinion. Thats not to say you should just read the reviews and decide something is great. But if enough people are saying something is great, maybe its worth investigating before dismissing it as sucky.
And any reference to Van Halen by me was just me taking a pisss. I probably know more of their music than you do Kanyes, but I wouldnt try to make any educated point about them.