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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: 59 out of 574
  1. Apr 16, 2017
    10
    Undoubtedly Kanye's best work and one of the best hip-hop albums of the past decade. The beats are beautiful across the entire album and theUndoubtedly Kanye's best work and one of the best hip-hop albums of the past decade. The beats are beautiful across the entire album and the lyrically Kanye is on top of his game. The features all perform excellently particularly Nicki Minaj and Pusha T, this album is perfection. 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. Jan 23, 2020
    10
    best rap album ever made, a tru masterpiece i love kanye and everything he made, and my beautiful dark twisted fantasy is nothing but pure art
  4. Dec 10, 2014
    10
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  5. Nov 26, 2010
    10
    I can't get over how great this album is. I've been playing it nonstop since I bought it and I still have the same feeling of amazement eachI can't get over how great this album is. I've been playing it nonstop since I bought it and I still have the same feeling of amazement each and every time I listen to it. Never have I heard a song that brought on so many different emotions as Blame Game did. It's a sad song, but the addition of the Chris Rock spoken word at the end adds some humor. After a while I realized that the Chris Rock bit was what Kanye was hearing on the phone and that made it even more sad, but strangely it was still funny. Too many great points in this album to go into detail. I just suggest you give it a try and decide for yourself. Expand
  6. Nov 7, 2019
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Intense but I think I liked it. At this point just listen it so you don't feel left out!!! 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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