15 Songs, 1 Hour 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The appropriately titled My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy comes from a heavily scrutinized time in Kanye West’s career. After a series of canceled tour dates and memorable award show appearances, West went into a self-imposed exile from all media and created a masterful artistic response. Lead singles “Power” and “All of the Lights” were reported to have five thousand hours of work put into them, each projecting larger-than-life sounds with intricacy that can be heard down to each snare hit. Even with high-profile contributors Nicki Minaj (“Monster”), Elton John (“All of the Lights”), JAY Z (“So Appalled”, “Monster”), RZA (“Dark Fantasy”, “So Appalled”), and Bon Iver (“Lost in the World”), Kanye is clearly the orchestrator of this extravagant musical exhibition.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The appropriately titled My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy comes from a heavily scrutinized time in Kanye West’s career. After a series of canceled tour dates and memorable award show appearances, West went into a self-imposed exile from all media and created a masterful artistic response. Lead singles “Power” and “All of the Lights” were reported to have five thousand hours of work put into them, each projecting larger-than-life sounds with intricacy that can be heard down to each snare hit. Even with high-profile contributors Nicki Minaj (“Monster”), Elton John (“All of the Lights”), JAY Z (“So Appalled”, “Monster”), RZA (“Dark Fantasy”, “So Appalled”), and Bon Iver (“Lost in the World”), Kanye is clearly the orchestrator of this extravagant musical exhibition.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5K Ratings
5K Ratings
Arlo Elliott ,

Kanye's masterpiece

Chances are you've already heard parts of this album, between leaks and GOOD Fridays. Forget about those. This is an event level album. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy transcends rap or rock or pop, and enters a category all of its own. You need this album.
"Imma buy the album, Imma download the album, and I'm gonna shoot a bootlegger!"
-Chris Rock

Caltecher ,

A Dark Twisted Fantastic Masterpiece

It's been a long, difficult year for Kanye. After making one of the most iconic faux pas in history, Ye decided to go underground and finally think about how he had changed since he became big. He knew that he would need to produce one of the greatest albums of all time to redeem himself. Well here it is. This is Kanye's masterpiece! My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the most brilliant, innovative hip-hop album of all time. Yeezy has abandoned electro in order to masterfully create a dark, modern sound. This album takes the best from many music genres (indie rock, classic rap, r&b, etc.) and combines them to form sheer awesomeness. From the crazy beat in All of the Lights to the beautiful chorus in Lost in the World, this album is absolutely perfect. The impeccable lyrics show masterful use of wordplay and expose all of Kanye's insecurities and struggles. This album is a superb reflection on the American Dream. The guests on the album are wonderfully used to create the some of the most unique sounds in music. Like a phoenix, Kanye has risen from the ashes to create a musical revolution that is bound to be treasured by listeners for decades to come. This is not only Kanye's redemption, but also one of the greatest albums of all time. Kanye truly aspires to inspire before he expires through the wire.

victoryismine ,

Hey Taylor, I'm really happy for you and Imma let you finish, but...

Kanye West just dropped one of the best albums of all time. OF ALL TIME!!!! Seriously though. This is a classic. Perfect album.

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