Monday, November 22, 2010
Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
The internet has kind of exploded today with all the appraisal and universal acclaim that My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is getting - 10 out of 10 by Pitchfork? Like, whoa! So to ride the wave, here's a post to say that i agree with everything... partially.
Yes, Kanye is, along with Lady Gaga, one of the most fascinating and complete pop artists of our current time. Yes, this album is perfect in every sense, with all the biblical lines, over-the-top sampling and out-there influences. And yes, it does seem like a culmination of everything that Kanye represents, condensating all those great sides that have been showing on his four previous albums.
With that said (and here comes a purely personal opinion): the concept of perfection is sometimes overrated and I still prefer the disarming imperfections audible in the radical experiment that was his previous 808s & Heartbreak, with its beautiful digital emo-hip-hop ballads loaded in a stripped-down (and almost unconfortable) coldness.
And now that i got that off my chest, I'm going back to listen once more (and more and more) to My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, just to be amazed by its mouth-watering-and-larger-than-life attitude. Power! (8,5/10)
Kanye West - Power (video)