My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Studio Album by released in 2010
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy's tracklist:
Dark Fantasy
Gorgeous (feat. Kid Cudi & Raekwon)
Power
All of the Lights (interlude)
All of the Lights
Monster (feat. Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Bon Iver)
So Appalled (feat. Jay-Z, Pusha T, CyHi Da Prynce, Swizz Beatz & The RZA)
Devil in a New Dress (feat. Rick Ross)
Runaway (feat. Pusha T)
Hell of a Life
Blame Game (feat. John Legend)
Lost in the World (feat. Bon Iver)
Who Will Survive in America

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy review

One of the most extraordinary personalities in the present days’ show-business

No matter what evil tongues may say but Kanye West remains one of the most original performers in the game. This quality of his is not only revealed in music where he artfully joins samples, beats and electronic effects, but also in his videos. West’s last work 808’s & Heartbreak released two years ago proved to be the artist’s most personal creation and had everything to do with his unlucky personal life. The singer devoted one of the songs to his late mother, the rest of them – to the breakup with his fiancйe, the work helping him survive the losses. Today, two years later, the musician is not getting inspiration from the events around him but from himself, from his own thoughts. His fifth studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – is not only Kanye West’s views on world, but also the exploration of his own consciousness’ depths surprising with the richness of various images and proving that Kanye West is one of the most extraordinary personalities in the present days’ show-business.

Lengthy epic tracks on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Music has always been Kanye West’s best means to express himself, but it is one thing to put some concrete emotions into yours songs and another to bring your imagination’s fruit to life. Yet the artist has never been the one to stop in front of difficulties, and the album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy proves that better than any words. Lengthy epic tracks, 13 compositions lasting almost an hour ten minutes, faultless arrangements and production, the impressive guest list make the record one of the brightest in West’s discography. Kid Cudi and Raekwon join Kanye on the emotional number Gorgeous, and JAY-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj and the band Bon Iver have contributed to the sullen but extremely contagious track Monster. The first single POWER conquers with an ethnic sample and the splendid combination of voice, instruments and beats, but it is the chorus of the fourth single All Of The Lights refined with tubes, Rihanna’s vocals and unusual drums that lingers in the mind after the first listening to the album/ one insistent piano note on the second single Runaway (featuring Pusha T) is one of those simple and genius discoveries that help Kanye West to create hits, while another monumental number So Appalled pleases with verses provided by JAY-Z, Pusha T, Prynce Cy Hi, Swizz Beatz and The RZA. John Legend’s vocals on the melodious piano number Blame Game makes it even more heart-felt, whereas the last lengthy track Lost In The World (once again featuring Bon Iver) is the most complicated, many-layered and colorful on the record. Finally, the question Who Will Survive In America repeated against the background of impetuous percussion closes this epic narration amazing in its scale.

One of the most successful creations in the unique performer’s entire career

The album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy can easily be considered the peak of Kanye West’s creative work. First, the artist has practically refused from artificial sound of most of the previous works on it. Second, he has never yet managed to get together the most different elements with such proficiency. The album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is carried out in the best Kanye West’s music traditions: monumental arrangements, excellent samples and fresh beats – all of it is involved. Yet West would not be him if he only limited himself to a vivid album. It is no secret that all the videos for the previous albums’ singles were noticeable and unusual, but little could foresee that Kanye west would make an entire short film this year. Most of the songs from My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy can be heard on the beautiful and spectacular motion picture Runaway about love of the beautiful girl-phoenix who has fallen down from the sky for West’s character. Add the controversial album cover to that and you will get one of the most successful creations in the unique performer’s entire career.

Alexandra Zachernovskaya (19.11.2010)
Rate review4.75
Total votes - 16734


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