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  • Audio CD (22 Nov. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Mercury
  • ASIN: B00470MD6S
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,869 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Dark Fantasy - Kanye West
2. Gorgeous - Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Raekwon
3. POWER - Kanye West
4. All Of The Lights (Interlude) - Kanye West
5. All Of The Lights - Kanye West
6. Monster - Kanye West, JAY-Z, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj, Bon Iver
7. So Appalled - Kanye West, JAY-Z, Pusha T, Prynce Cy Hi, Swizz Beatz, RZA
8. Devil In A New Dress - Kanye West, Rick Ross
9. Runaway - Kanye West, Pusha T
10. Hell Of A Life - Kanye West
11. Blame Game - Kanye West, John Legend
12. Lost In The World - Kanye West, Bon Iver
13. Who Will Survive In America - Kanye West

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Product Description

My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is Kanye West's follow-up to 808’s & Heartbreak, which spawned the singles “Love Lockdown” and “Heartless”. Contributing artists on My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy include Nikki Minaj, Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver (on the single "Monster". Other guests include Kid Cudi and Raekwon and contributing producers include RZA of Wu-Tang Clan, Pete Rock, and Q-Tip. The new album was recorded in Honolulu and at the legendary Electric Lady Studios in New York City. Also includes the single "Runaway”.

BBC Review

In this day and age most artists are other artists: their lyrics someone else's clichés, their careers an imitation, their passions a mere reference. Not Kanye West – well, at least not now. For in a genre whose death is declared on a regular basis, West has become three things: interesting, innovative and utterly, utterly mad.

Of course, some of this supposed insanity is nothing but self-mocking egomania. However, it's a darker form of self-deprecating madness which drives the majority of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – the kind the only comes from losing love, experiencing death and being branded as the "abomination of Obama's nation" as he insists on the brilliantly pompous Power, right before contemplating suicide. One thing's for sure, dark days have been had.

Yet it appears one benefit of tearing your mind apart is being able to put it back together better than before, for this album really is something special – something that scales heights of ambition barely touched not only by his previous work, but by 2010 in general. Don't let the reported $3 million price tag and plethora of A-list guest spots fool you, this is no vacuous shell, for its depth, detail, ideas and sheer scope of vision is staggering – all the while remaining lyrically honest, earnest, conflicting and – at times – fairly ridiculous.

Highlights are copious. Runaway sees Yeezy toasting to the "douchebags" - including himself – over a nine-minute trip-hop voyage through self-disparagement, All of the Lights recruits half of the musical world in a war between brass and drum'n'bass while Nicki Minaj's verse on Monster is liable to torment the mind and shatter the bowels.

Yet it's the closing tracks that seal the deal, as the beautiful Blame Game – aided by a sublimely smooth John Legend – sees Kanye’s alpha-male bravado in full force before succumbing to the realities of heartbreak that would have any man breaking down in pleas of "I can’t love you this much, I can’t love you this much". This is until, sadly, Chris Rock ruins it with an ill-placed skit. It's on the heartrending conclusion of Lost in the World that West cements his vision and paints a sonic world to call his own. With an Auto-Tuned Justin Vernon of Bon Iver and a closing sample from Gil Scott-Heron's Comment #1, it is to be heard to be believed.

In fact, this record’s only flaw is that its scale is so awe-inspiring it tends to paper over any weaker cracks. And it's these songs that fail to go anywhere (So Appalled and Gorgeous, for instance) and a few clunky rhymes which could very well create an Emperor's New Clothes scenario as the grandiose gloss decays over time. Yet even if it does, and he really is walking around as exposed as the rude pictures he so fondly likes to email, you still have to admire the guy's balls.

--Stephan Kelly

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Customer Reviews

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth on 31 Mar. 2012
Format: Audio CD
It was difficult to keep track of all the hyperbole following the release of this album, with some deeming it the Kid A of the 2010's and others calling it a picasso like masterwork and lets not forget the perfect 10.0 it received from everyones favourite music site pitchfork media. Not being the worlds biggest Kanye fan i was dismisssive of all the hype, assuming the critics had so heavily backed Mr West's pretentiously titled album as an attempt to remain relevant with younger music fans. But that didn't account for the amount of love that was coming from the blogosphere and when my brother (less of a Kanye fan than me) said he'd listened to it and claimed it to be "suprisingy good", i knew i had to take the plunge.

My first spin didn't leave me speechless, but i couldn't deny the obvious quality of the album. The songs were exciting, unpredictable, heck effervescent even, I had a few gripes about some of the audacious orchestral arrangements and some of the lyrical conceit but on the whole i filed it under very good and promptly moved onto listening to nicolas jaar's Space Is Only Noise (the first great record of 2011). A year passed and i revisited a few albums i'd been impressed with but hadn't found the time to immediately listen to again and after playing Halcyon Digest by Deerhunter for the third time i was convinced it was the standout record of 2010. But it suddenly occured to me that i'd overlooked a little known egoist from chicago who's album i'd conveniently chose to avoid listening to since last year, claiming it's excellent production was the only reason i probably enjoyed it in retrospect and i was convinced i wouldn't be dazzled by it a second time round, i enventually played it again a fortnight ago just to make sure ...

Well i've now been officially humbled!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Rowhedge on 27 Jan. 2011
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I read reviews of this album before I bought it which said that it was a masterpiece - I can't disagree with that. I know that Kanye West can be his own worst enemy sometimes, but this time the boy done good. The stand-out tracks for me are 'Runaway' and 'Gorgeous', but really there are no turkeys here. I have barely stopped listening to it since I got it. Highly recommended.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Mr. B. White on 6 Feb. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I'm usually listening to rock and pop but thought I'd try listening to some hip-hop - and so plumped for this album after reading an intriguing review in Mojo magazine.
I can only describe this album as outstandingly bizzare.
It has some quite beautiful passages of music in it and effortlessly floats along track after track.
Gorgeous harmonies, and amongst all the wonderful bass lines a free prog rock sound bite (21st century Schizoid Man) thrown in for good measure which made me chuckle.
I just can't fault this higgledy piggledy album. I love it.
I'm now a fan and intend to buy Mr West's back catalogue.
I recommend this album to everyone, especially rock fans like me!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G1089 on 10 Feb. 2011
Format: Audio CD
I read some very complimentary reviews from newspaper jounalists about this album so decided to buy it. The lyrics may shock - certainly not for the children - but the music's great.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ash Parmar on 6 Jan. 2011
Format: Audio CD
This is one of those albums which you can listen to from beginning to end... 100 times! The sounds Kanye West has produced on this album are amazing, unique and opulent. My favourite song is 'Devil in a New Dress' and the collaboration with Rick Ross makes this song even better. This album is a must buy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Clogs on 28 Jun. 2011
Format: Audio CD
Despite his controversial "808S & Heartbreaks" days, I never doubted the musical and lyrical genius that is the one and only Kanye West.
As a big fan of his trademark sampling of Mowtown soul classics that he made his imprint on the music industry with his albums "The College Dropout" (2004) "Late Registration" (2005) and "Graduation" (2007), I am so glad he has encoorperated this on this album, however it still sounds fresh.
The lyrics are meaningful, the motifs are catchy, and the music is stirring - a beautiful masterpiece!
My favourite trakcs are "Devil in A New Dress", "Blame Game" and of course "All of the Lights". Of course with any album there are less memorable tracks but if he keeps up this standard, I can't wait for the next album.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jake on 6 April 2011
Format: Audio CD
For me this is Kanye West's Magnum Opus. It may be over produced and excessively vulgar but it represents West's most personal and darkest offering. Add to that some high calibre guest talent, some serious beats and brilliantly inventive lyrics you get one hell of an album. Like the artist, beautifully flawed.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Diep on 1 Dec. 2010
Format: Audio CD
This is Kanye back on form! Each and every track has been crafted with such care and detail, it is ridiculous. I utterly respect the perfection he feels he must go through in order to get everything sounding just right. This album has no weak tracks or filler, it is that good! My favourites are Power (lovely piano bride adds to the production), Runaway (haunting and beautiful), So Appalled (the beat is too good), Monster (Nicki Minaj obviously kills this, and the beat is amazing as well) and All of the Lights (just jaw-dropping).

YOU HAVE TO GET THIS ALBUM EVEN IF YOU DON'T LIKE KANYE!!!
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