Sunday, January 2, 2011
Album of the year of what is now last year--Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
This year saw many great albums being released, but arguably the best one this year came out toward its end. That album is, of course, Kanye West's latest masterpiece, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy".
Many people, including me, have given the album rave reviews, and I am not alone in crowning it the album of the year; Time magazine, Rolling Stone, and The Factual Opinion are just a few of the many that have recognized the brilliance of this record. Kanye has seemed to have a problem where as the production gets better on every album, the lyrics get worse. His debut "College Dropout" had amazing lyrics and good production, "Late Registration" had good lyrics and great production, "Graduation" was mostly medicore in terms of lyricism but had some incredibly produced songs, and 808s and Heartbreak had essentially no rapping but was a tour-de-force of music. This album though, is a return to great lyrics and production that is his best yet.