This post is the twenty seventh post from my new series based on the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die by Robert Dimery.
In this series I’m going to be looking through the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and commenting on the albums featured, telling you about albums I think should have been featured, artists that should have been featured too and just anything else I feel like commenting on!
This isn’t a sponsored series but if you’d like to read the book with me I’ll put a link at the bottom of this post to where you can buy it. This series is just something I wanted to do because I’d been reading the book and found that I had a lot of opinions!
Every Tuesday and Thursday I’m going to take one album from the front of the book starting in 1950s and one album from the back of the book starting in 2000’s, I’ll give you a bit of the albums history, the track list and of course my thoughts on the album!
In this post we’re going to be talking about Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy!
As this album is available on Spotify I’ll put a player below this paragraph so that if you’d like to listen along whilst you read the rest of this post you can!
My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was released in 2010 on Roc-A-Fella and Def Jam, it was produced by Various, the art director was George Condo and the run time is 68:42.
Kanye West is an American Rapper, Songwriter, record producer and fashion designer. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is his fifth studio album.
Kanye West is a very divisive figure, over his career he has been surrounded by various controversies which I won’t be discussing here because that’s not what this post is about. However in 2009 after a particularly rough period of controversy he retreated to Hawaii and My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy was born!
Let’s take a look at the track list:
Track One: Dark Fantasy
Track Two: Gorgeous
Track Three: POWER
Track Four: All Of The Lights (Interlude)
Track Five: All Of The Lights
Track Six: Monster
Track Seven: So Appalled
Track Eight: Devil In A New Dress
Track Nine: Runaway
Track Ten: Hell Of A Life
Track Eleven: Blame Game
Track Twelve: Lost In The World
Track Thirteen: Who Will Survive In America
I don’t have a favourite track from this album, I just don’t get it. I know it’s quite fashionable to dislike Kanye but honestly I don’t care about all of the drama, musically I just don’t get him. You can’t like anyone.
I honestly can’t decide whether or not I think this album should be on the list of 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die… the part of me that doesn’t get this album wants to say no but I know it’s not just about my taste so I’m inclined to say that YES this album does belong on this list because Kanye is weirdly iconic and I think that he’s going to be somebody that stands out from this era for many years to come and it takes a lot to have an impact like that.
That being said, I’ve listened to the album now and I never have to listen to it again!
That’s it for this post from my new series based on the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die! As I said at the beginning of this post this isn’t in anyway a sponsored series but if you’d like to buy the book so you can read along with me then click here for the link to purchase from Waterstones if you live in the UK and click here for the Amazon link if you’re in the rest of the world.
Those aren’t affiliate links; I just want to make sure you guys know where to buy the book if you want to read along too!
Thanks for reading,