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  • 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.
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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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
  1. Sep 17, 2012
    100
    There is no question that this album is a game changer. It's Kanye West's greatest work.
  2. Dec 7, 2010
    100
    The effort to canonize My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy as one of hip-hop's all-time high points is already underway, and I'm confident that Kanye's new album can weather the backlash that all potential classics must confront.
  3. XXL
    Dec 23, 2010
    100
    The 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.
  4. 90
    After the celebri-beef and ALL CAPS blog posts fade away, Fantasy will stand as an album that dare to push the entire medium of recorded music forward, for better or worse.
  5. Dec 8, 2010
    90
    In fact, this record's only flaw is that its scale is so awe-inspiring it tends to paper over any weaker cracks.
  6. Dec 7, 2010
    90
    Maybe it's not surprising that My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is so seamlessly his personal best.
  7. Dec 7, 2010
    40
    This album offers beats that retread past glories, and an emotional palette narrowed to a range roughly as wide as West's navel.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 65 out of 630
  1. Sep 30, 2017
    10
    The greatest album of all time. Each song has meaning and its own vibe. Songs like Runaway and Dark Fantasy (the first track) channel a wideThe greatest album of all time. Each song has meaning and its own vibe. Songs like Runaway and Dark Fantasy (the first track) channel a wide variety of feelings of sound, and ultimately this yields a gorgeous example of completionism and perfection. When listening to the production, it is overwhelmingly clean and perfected. This is actually so flame Expand
  2. Nov 22, 2010
    10
    This 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
  3. Mar 18, 2020
    10
    MBDTF is a work of art an artistical and musical masterpiece, I love this album for many reasons such as the great features runaway has aMBDTF is a work of art an artistical and musical masterpiece, I love this album for many reasons such as the great features runaway has a beautiful instrumental on top of the singing monster is just entertaining and the blame game is one of my favorite tracks of all time Expand
  4. Jan 18, 2014
    10
    Kanye 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
  5. Feb 11, 2012
    10
    This 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
  6. Jun 12, 2021
    9
    This album is almost incredible. Rick Ross's verse on Devil In A New Dress is the hardest guest verse ever recorded in hip-hop. Nicki Minaj'sThis album is almost incredible. Rick Ross's verse on Devil In A New Dress is the hardest guest verse ever recorded in hip-hop. Nicki Minaj's verse on Monster is 2nd. POWER is one of my favourite hip-hop songs of all time. But for some reason, songs such as Gorgeous and So Appalled don't connect with my soul as much as they seem to for other people. And obviously Blame Game. I was practically masturbating at most of the production however (Dark Fantasy, All Of The Lights, Runaway). Kanye really doesn't miss with the production. As much as I hate to admit it, this album is overrated and has a few weak spots but the highs on this album are higher than Trippie Redd on a daily basis. I am never going to decide whether this or Yeezus is better. Expand
  7. Jan 25, 2020
    0
    This 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

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