- Summary: Breaking traditional mainstream hip-hop guidelines, Kanye West's latest release features epic raps and long instrumental variations for his most innovative album to date.
- Record Label: Def Jam
- Genre(s): Pop, Rap, Pop/Rock, Midwest Rap, Pop-Rap
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Nov 22, 2010This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The best album of the year...so far!!!!! this the sound of the future, the sound of real hip-hop and rap music, the sound of the music...this is Kanye West!!! great artist and a real genius...! this album is so creative, original and perfect!!! the best album of his career...! i wan t this album in my country! great lyrics, crazy and awesome! perfect album!!!!!!… Expand
Nov 21, 2011A year later, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is still as breathtaking to me as the first time I heard it. This album is the emotional atlas into kanye west's mind. The production was out of this world, and innovative to boot. Kanye has never been the top dog when it comes to lyricism, but he holds his ground against greats like Jay-Z and Pusha T. His brutal honesty and vulnerability is what sold this album for me. This could very well be Mr. West's masterpiece.… Expand
Jun 9, 2013This is one of the best and most ambitious albums that I have heard in the past couple of years. Kanye West is the Michael Jackson of present times.
Kanye did a absolutely beautiful job promoting this album. From the Good Friday releases to the multiple big performances, this album had a lot of hype behind it. Its safe to say that this album came through big time.
The production is the main driving force behind this album. From the very triumphant production on "Power" to the guitar solo on "Devil in a New Dress" everything works very well. The only songs where the production wasn't all that innovative was on "Monster" and "Gorgeous".
The raps and features on this album are great. Pusha T on "Runaway" is a great contradiction to Kanye's raps. Nicki Minaj destroys the Monster verse. Jay-Z brings one of his best verses in recent memory on "So Appalled". Chris Rock on "Blame Game" is hilarious.
Minor problems I have are with the song "Gorgeous" and length of the songs. "Gorgeous" has a great message and raps behind it from Kanye, but the beat is a typically Kid Cudi beat and its safe to say that I am not a Kid Cudi fan. Songs like Hell of a Life and Runaway are great, yet they overstay their welcome. Both could be shortened by two or three minutes.
This is one of raps best albums in the past couple of years, and maybe the best production that we have ever heard on a rap album.… Expand
Jan 28, 2011It is simply appalling that this man continues to be so over credited for producing nothing but crap time and again. West must be the most over-rated "artist" the world has ever seen, thus his humongous ego being based on people who somehow find something good in one of the most talentless artists to ever record. "Fantasy," just like everything else he has recorded, sounds exactly the same as, well, everything else he has recorded, and it's just refried crap on digital. The man has made a career out of seemingly releasing the same terrible album over and over...and I wish someone would explain to me how this appeals to people...but then again, the country he is most popular in also kept "Macarena" at #1 for weeks. Kanye should be flipping burgers in new Mexico and should just never be seen or heard from again. This is THE most over-rated album of 2010. Oh look! Not one song of his on the radio...what a shock...… Expand
Published: January 11, 2011Spoiler alert: Kanye West had the best-reviewed album of 2010. But which other releases impressed critics last year? We run down the 40 highest-scoring albums, and also examine the best releases of the year in various categories.
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|In Utero [20th Anniversary Edition] - Nirvana|
|The RCA Albums Collection - Harry Nilsson|
|From the Sea to the Land Beyond [OST] - British Sea Power|
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