Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
CRITIC SCORE
93
Based on 26 reviews
2010 Rank: #1 / 571
USER SCORE
89
Based on
316 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

As a result, the record comes off like a culmination and an instant greatest hits, the ultimate realization of his strongest talents and divisive public persona.

100
Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is hands-down the most ambitious mainstream rap album ever made.

100
Beats Per Minute
Beats Per Minute

A frequently astonishing, no-holds-barred tour de force that not only eclipses his previous four albums in scope and creativity (no small feat), but also makes everything else on the radio sound positively amateurish by comparison.

100
AllHipHop
AllHipHop

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is a true testament to Kanye’s magnificent ability to craft and create music.

100
The Line of Best Fit
The Line of Best Fit

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fanstasy is Kanye’s long-awaited opus, a work of art that sees him finally reach the potential that was clear for all to see in College Dropout

100
Rolling Stone
Rolling Stone

It’s his best album, but it’s more than that — it’s also a rock-star manifesto for a downsizing world.

100
Slant Magazine
Slant Magazine

No rap album I've heard can boast better production than this one. The music is exhilarating, often abrasive, never predictable, at times stunningly gorgeous. These are the finest tracks that any group of rappers has yet to rhyme over.

91
A.V. Club
A.V. Club

Kanye’s best album since The College Dropout, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy finds its creator in complete control of the chaos swirling inside his vivid imagination.

90
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

For rap fans it's both a testament to the versatility of the genre and Kanye's own brilliance that he can make something so refreshingly different which still fits comfortably in the rap canon.

90
Tiny Mix Tapes
Tiny Mix Tapes

Fantasy is hardly as difficult or artsy as it wants to think it is, but its emotional complexity more than compensates for bulging song lengths and near-constant pomposity.

90
American Songwriter
American Songwriter

Fantasy will stand as an album that dared to push the entire medium of recorded music forward, for better or worse.

85
PopMatters
PopMatters

But it is the heart, soul, and humanity of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy that ultimately marks it as the defining pop moment of 2010.

80
musicOMH
musicOMH

After a goofy intro on Dark Fantasy, ‘Ye takes it all back to his fantasies in Chicago, when he was producing beats and managing artists with a dream of making it big.

80
AllMusic
AllMusic

Whether loved or loathed, fully enjoyed or merely admired, this album should be regarded as a deeply fascinating accomplishment.

80
No Ripcord
No Ripcord

Kanye West’s Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is a sprawling, ambitious, orchestral fuck-you of an album, and he wants you to know it.

80
The Skinny
The Skinny

Here he balances pastiche and drama with such glorious levity that to stick a fork in any part of his rich palette would be a cruelty of Dickensian proportions.

User Reviews
95
My favorite Kanye West album and one of my favorite rap albums ever. Kanye simply gets everything right here. His production mixes the styles of each of his previous four albums and adds a newly maximalist, baroque sheen. This album is packed with features and it shows, with each song combining dozens (if not hundreds) of different elements to create ceaselessly complex beats ("All of the Lights") and harmonies ("Lost in the World"). Kanye is also in top lyrical form here, ... read more
dyelir
100
Easily the most sophisticated mainstream album of all time. Many forget this album could have ended Kanye West's career after various public scandals and what many touted a disappointing album in 808s & Heartbreak. Instead, West shows us an album of great triumph and sonic refinement unparalleled to any other musician in our generation. It is often said that music always sounds better in your head, but in the case of MBDTF even the most eccentric, unreachable sonic details are achieved.
99
This album contains every song style. Happiness, powerfulness and creativity blows your ears with each sound. Everything perfectly connected to each other. This is the best music album since 1967.
Ideekay
95
FAVS: Gorgeous, Power, Devil in a New Dress
Tom Simmons
95
Fav Tracks: Runaway, All Of The Lights, Blame Game, POWER, Hell Of A Life, So Appalled, Monster, Dark Fantasy, Lost In World, Devil In A New Dress, Gorgeous
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 1 - A.V. Club
# 6 - Amazon
# 1 - Billboard
# 2 - Consequence of Sound
# 5 - DIY
# 16 - Drowned in Sound
# 12 - musicOMH
# 34 - NME
# 3 - No Ripcord
# 1 - One Thirty BPM
# 4 - Paste
# 1 - Pitchfork
# 4 - PopMatters
# 1 - Prefix
# 2 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 9 - Rhapsody SoundBoard
# 1 - Rolling Stone
# 1 - Slant
# 1 - Spin
# 3 - Spinner
# 1 - Stereogum
# 1 - Time
# 10 - Tiny Mix Tapes
Track List
  1. Dark Fantasy 
  2. Gorgeous (ft. Kid Cudi and Raekwon) 
  3. POWER
  4. All of the Lights 
  5. Monster (ft. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and Bon Iver) 
  6. So Appalled (ft. Jay-Z, Pusha T, CyHi the Prynce, Swizz Beatz, and RZA) 
  7. Devil in a New Dress
  8. Runaway (ft. Pusha T)
  9. Hell of a Life 
  10. Blame Game (ft. John Legend and Pusha T) 
  11. Lost in the World
  12. See Me Now
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