- 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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|All of the Lights|
|All of the lights, (lights, lights) All of the lights Turn up the lights in here, baby Extra bright, I want y'all to see this Turn up the lights in...||See the rest of the song lyrics|
XXLDec 23, 2010The end result is a body of work that pushes hip-hop in a bold new direction and puts Mr,. West back at the forefront of the culture once again.
Aug 3, 2017This is a wonderful album. Dark in nature, with amazing production and thought-provoking, emotional, and dark lyrics.First off, theThis is a wonderful album. Dark in nature, with amazing production and thought-provoking, emotional, and dark lyrics.First off, the production. The production on this album is glossy and maximalist. There is wonderful use of samples on this album, from flipping "She's My Baby" by The Mojo Men, into a dark song about the peak of his "dark twisted fantasy". Lyrically, it is one of his best lyrical performances, with the guest features also on his level. Overall, it's a wonderful music album.… Expand
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
Jan 18, 2014Kanye West at his prime. This album is a masterpiece on every aspect. This instant classic has raised the bar for hip hop by revolutionizingKanye West at his prime. This album is a masterpiece on every aspect. This instant classic has raised the bar for hip hop by revolutionizing the genre.… Expand
Feb 11, 2012This album totally changed my mind about Kanye West. Before the release of this album, I thought he was just another rapper trying to get fameThis album totally changed my mind about Kanye West. Before the release of this album, I thought he was just another rapper trying to get fame and money and wasn't a true artist. However, one day I was on YouTube and I saw the Runaway video (the longest one, which features all the songs in the album) on the recommendation bar, and I decided to give it a chance. I was extremely shocked at how good he was. After that, I bought MBDTF. This album is truly one the best I've heard. It is perfectly produced, the lyrics are deep and it really reinvents the term Hip-Hop. It's a shame that this album wasn't nominated by the Grammys for Album Of The Year.… Expand
Dec 21, 2020Amazing album but a tad overrated.
Favourite Songs: Dark Fantasy, Power, All Of The Lights, Runaway, Blame Game, Lost In The World.Amazing album but a tad overrated.
Favourite Songs: Dark Fantasy, Power, All Of The Lights, Runaway, Blame Game, Lost In The World.
Least Favourite Songs: Who Will Survive In America.… Expand
Jan 25, 2020This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Very Disappointing album, wish kanye would make good music again only listened to this because my brother would play it every day… 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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Awards & Rankings
|Motomami - Rosalía|
|Supernova - Nova Twins|
|Ants From Up There - Black Country, New Road|
|Feeding the Machine - Binker & Moses|
|Heart Under - Just Mustard|
|Dear Scott - Michael Head & the Red Elastic Band|
|Big Time - Angel Olsen|
|Dawn FM - The Weeknd|
|Forever on My Mind - Son House|
|Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You - Big Thief|
|This Is a Photograph - Kevin Morby|
|For You Who Are the Wronged - Kathryn Joseph|
|Summer at Land's End - The Reds, Pinks & Purples|
|Electricity - Ibibio Sound Machine|
|Wet Leg - Wet Leg|
|Sun's Signature [EP] - Sun's Signature|
|LIFE ON EARTH - Hurray for the Riff Raff|
|Live at the El Mocambo - The Rolling Stones|
|Diaspora Problems - Soul Glo|
|A Light for Attracting Attention - The Smile|