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- Kanye West
- My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy [Digipak]
Recording information: Avex Recording Studio, Honolulu, HI; Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY.
Photographer: Fabien Montique.
The sessions for Kanye West's follow-up to the polarizing (if platinum-selling) 808s & Heartbreak involved several hip-hop luminaries, including Raekwon, the RZA, Pete Rock, and DJ Premier. Led by the bombastic King Crimson-sampling single "Power," featuring a return appearance from Dwele (who provided the hook on West's "Flashing Lights"), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy will surely please those who viewed 808s as a derailment.
- Country of Origin
- Def Jam (USA)
- Studio / Live
- Songs / Tracks
- [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Dark Fantasy
- [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Gorgeous - (featuring Kid Cudi/Raekwon)
- [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Power
- [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] All of the Lights (Interlude)
- [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] All of the Lights
- [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Monster - (featuring Nicki Minaj/Jay-Z/Rick Ross)
- [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] So Appalled - (featuring Prynce Cy Hi/Jay-Z/Pusha T/RZA/Swizz Beatz)
- [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Devil In a New Dress
- [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Runaway
- [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Hell of a Life
- [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Blame Game
- [ Disc 01 Track 12 ] Lost In the World - (featuring Justin Vernon)
- [ Disc 01 Track 13 ] Who Will Survive In America
- Universal Distribution
Rolling Stone - 5 stars out of 5 -- "MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY is his most manically inspired music yet....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."
The Wire (p.74) - "The bulk of MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY finds him augmenting classic breaks and moody loops with large and immaculate orchestral flourishes."
Billboard (p.24) - "[P]ossibly the best album of the year....West has expanded his sonic palate by incorporating imprecise choir-like chants, new accents and inflections, epic horns, prog-rock samples, sinister guitar riffs and spoken word..."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.108) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] genuinely great record....The album's subtleties run deep and devastating..."
Paste (magazine) - "The record sounds innately full and vibrant, but by peeling back a few layers, West has emerged with his most effective, plaintive work ever."
Clash (magazine) - "This is not just West's best album, it's a keen contender for the most ambitious LP in hip-hop history."
Uncut (magazine) (p.84) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] fascinating record, a sumptuous musical banquet at which Bon Iver and Aphex Twin rub shoulders with Jay-Z, Smokey Robinson and a whole Broadway chorus."
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