Reason #3: The production efforts seem to make the entire project sound cohesive.
At this point, we've only heard snippets of the album. But, those snippets seem to indicate that Cruel Summer wasn't put together like most compilation albums. Songs weren't simply recorded and then slapped together. Instead, it sounds like Kanye put together a tracklist of songs—which, in most cases, were produced by someone other than him—that sounds cohesive together. Nothing sounds wildly out of place, if you trust the snippets we've heard thus far.