Kanye West
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy


5.0
classic

Review

by cinaedus USER (19 Reviews)
December 18th, 2010 | 91 replies | 5,388 views


Release Date: 2010 | Tracklist

Review Summary: If The Age of Adz made you see the beauty of emotions, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy will help you get over them.

6 of 14 thought this review was well written

As cliche as it sounds, there are some albums that are just transcendent; larger than life opuses that bring multiple types of listeners together in unity. If we’re talking about transcendent albums, let me bring this one into the conversation; My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Kanye West has always been perceived as a douchebag, and rightfully so. Although My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy may do nothing to change that, it makes his cocky, overconfident attitude somewhat justified through the powerful, sometimes beautiful instrumentation and harsh, yet believable lyrical content he (and many other collaboraters) delivers throughout the 74 minute musical journey. This is not your typical hip-hop album. The arrogant attitude and incessant swearing is there no doubt, but the delivery could not be any better.

To put it in simpler terms, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is about as an empowering of an album as could ever be made; whether it’s the triumphant horns of “All of the Lights” or the perfectly boastful verses of “Power” or “Monster,” Kanye and his collaboraters do take it to another level. Yet even through these euphoric moments of self-importance, the listener can still be moved to tears through the sparse piano and orchestral moments in “Runaway” and “Blame Game.” In our darkest moments, music can uplift us, but very rarely does an album become so personal that the listener cannot resist listening to it in any mood or time of day. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has fufilled that position.

Though there will undoubtedly be those who still dismiss Kanye West as mainstream hip-hop drivel, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’s infinite doors of perception are merely part of its overall power. No matter how pathetic and insignificant we may feel as human beings at times in our lives, music can always uplift us. My Beautiful Dark Fantasy does far more than that, and it’s justified to say that it might be the most emotionally pervasive album of the year. It’s more than an album, it’s an experience, and even musical terms cannot apply.

"Baby I've got a plan, run away fast as you can."



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cinaedus
December 18th 2010



26195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Here is my ultra-personal unnecessary review of this album.

DiceMan
December 18th 2010



7068 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Your parents have let you rediscover the internet?

cinaedus
December 18th 2010



26195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

somewhat

Jash
December 18th 2010



4243 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

inb4 "album sux, not a 5, ect"

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DiceMan
December 18th 2010



7068 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Gonna listen to this tonight, kinda stoked.

cinaedus
December 18th 2010



26195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

be stoked

liledman
December 18th 2010



3817 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

unnecessary. overrated. yeah.

therayder
December 18th 2010



486 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

album sux, not a 5, etc

cvlts
December 18th 2010



8917 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

albums does not suck, not a 5

Digging: Pedro the Lion - It's Hard To Find A Friend

therayder
December 18th 2010



486 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I was just making fun of Jash's comment. Album does not suck, it's actually the first rap album I've ever gotten through so that's got to count for something

cinaedus
December 18th 2010



26195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

this is most definitely not overrated
but i like to jump on bandwagons a lot so what the hell do i know
im just a chi-town nigga with a nice flow
lol

Counterfeit
December 18th 2010



17819 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

NO ONE MAN SHOULD HAVE ALL THAT POWER

ShadowRemains
December 18th 2010



19427 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

albums does not suck, not a 5


pretty much that



DiceMan
December 18th 2010



7068 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Lol, Kanye is sampling King Crimson... Just think of all the people who have no idea what it is.

liledman
December 18th 2010



3817 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

its good and all, but not THAT good

RosaParks
December 18th 2010



14592 Comments


Screams from the haters
got a nice ring to it

AtavanHalen
December 18th 2010



17927 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Seven 5/5 reviews later...

WE GET IT.

RosaParks
December 18th 2010



14592 Comments


I don't.

Why is this a 5?

cinaedus
December 18th 2010



26195 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

because i dislike atavanhalen

AtavanHalen
December 18th 2010



17927 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

Get in line, honey.



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