Kanye West: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Review (Four Takes)

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  1. Adam Bubolz says:

    As someone who’s never listened to a full Kayne record before, I’m really into this 1 1/2 listens in.

  2. Matt says:

    Tooo many guestspots not enough Kanye…I think wale had a line like that. Wheres the fire? Answer: the first two albums.

  3. solace says:

    i like the album a lot, but Graduation is still my favorite.

    it’s getting pretty ridiculously good reviews from the major outlets tho

  4. Guante says:

    Stray observations to add to my review, after more and more listens:

    1. Are people ever going to get tired of celebrities rapping/singing about being celebrities? That kind of thing is just mind-numbingly dull to me, yet it’s omnipresent in pop music.

    2. Some of these songs definitely go on too long. They have natural end points, but Kanye pushes past them for no real reason.

    3. I still really like the album and listen to it more than pretty much anything else new. I just think that’s 25% Kanye’s genius and 75% everyone else’s mediocrity.

    4. There is a lot of depth here lyrically. It’s just depth about shallow things, if that makes sense. As much as I dislike rappers rapping about how famous they are and all of their precious problems, Kanye does it with a lot of insight and does some interesting things. I keep jumping back and forth about whether or not I like his lyrics on this album.

    5. There are at least three points that sound like cries for help, if not full-blown suicide notes. I hope that’s not really the case.

    6. The third verse of “Power” kind of ruins an otherwise brilliant song.

    7. I hope Nicki Minaj’s album is good. I don’t have high hopes for it, but she’s soooo good when she wants to be.

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