Thursday, November 11, 2010

[News] Rolling Stone Ranks Kanye's New LP A 'Classic' 5 Stars

The word around the net is that Kanye is still the ish...allow me to elaborate.

Rolling Stone posted their review of Kanye's fifth studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and it was a gush fest.

Wonderful endearments such as the album being a "rockstar manifesto" and Kanye's "best album", you would think My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was the second-coming of MJ's Thriller.

Here's an excerpt from the review.

"My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is his most maniacally inspired music yet, coasting on heroic levels of dementia, pimping on top of Mount Olympus. Yeezy goes for the grandeur of stadium rock, the all-devouring sonics of hip-hop, the erotic gloss of disco, and he goes for all of it, all the time. Nobody halfway sane could have made this album...

Last time, Kanye went minimal for the electro melancholia of 808s & Heartbreak. But on Fantasy, he gets ridiculously maximal, blowing past all the rules of hip-hop and pop, even though, for the past half-decade, he’s been the one inventing the rules. There are hip-hop epics, R&B ballads, alien electronics, prog-rock samples, surprise guests from Bon Iver to Fergie to Chris Rock, even a freaking Elton John piano solo. It’s his best album, but it’s more than that — it’s also a rock-star manifesto for a downsizing world. At a time when we all get hectored about lowering our expectations, surrendering our attention spans, settling for less, West wants us to demand more. {Read full review}
Judging by the singles that have been released, the album does seem like it is packed with gems. Guess we'll have to wait until November 22...unless of course you are that interested in the material that has already hit the faucet.

Because I respect the man's hustle, you guys can google for the leak :-).

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