Sunday, November 21, 2010

Is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Kanye's Best?

I think the President said it best when he called Kanye West an "asshole". West truly is an asshole, but he embraces his cockiness with stride, and more importantly, continually makes incredible music. While 808's and Heartbreak was continually snubbed (it was brilliant btw), his original trilogy created three individual albums that are some of the best of the last decade. Now reviews are starting to trickle in for his first album since VMA-gate, and it looks like West has hit another one out of the park. With seven reviews in, the Metacritic score for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is 100, that's right folks, a perfect score. Here are some of the blurbs worth mentioning:

From Entertainment Weekly:

"Songs that might have felt self-indulgent or tossed-off in other contexts are now essential components of a soundly built structure--easily his most consistently compelling full-length since 2005's Late Registration."

Rolling Stone:

"My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is his most maniacally inspired music yet, coasting on heroic levels of dementia, pimping on top of Mount Olympus."

and The Phoenix:

"Fantasy is the sound of an artist who is so far from shunning the spotlight that the firepower of the wattage pointed at him is a full-on supernova."

Kanye may be an asshole, but it looks like you may have to forget your personal feelings and go purchase the best reviewed album of the year.

On a blog-related note, this upcoming week is Thanksgiving, and I hope to start a preview of the Grammy Nominations which come out December 1st, and do an in-depth State of the Race for the Oscar Season, so stay tuned!!

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