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.