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Kanye West Gets Perfect Reviews

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Kanye West has been raising anticipation for his new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, for months. Usually we know Kanye as one to exaaggerate things, but since the album has was released on November 22, critics realized he was not exaggerating this. Kanye has been getting perfect reviews from a number of publications, such as Rolling Stone and Pitchfork. In fact, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is the first album to be rated 10/10 on Pitchfork since Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot album in 2002, as well as the 12th perfectly rated album on the site of all time (of all time!). The album is filled with guest stars and big plans for videos. Kanye complimented the release of his album with the 35 minute short film for his song, Runaway. Some critics are wondering if these perfect reviews are warranted, however.

Kanye’s last album, 808’s and Heartbreak, was not received nearly as well as My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. After such bad reviews, some wonder if the fact that his newer album is much better makes the critics think that it is perfect. Others argue against this claim, saying that the album truly is amazing. Even though the album leaked online prior to its market release, it’s still getting great sales. So, does My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy measure up to its reviews? You’ll have to listen for yourself.




Written by sarahpilinko

December 15, 2010 at 12:22 am

Posted in Uncategorized

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