After multiple revisits, I’ve come to the conclusion that Kanye West’s new album “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” is probably one of the best albums of the year.
MBDTF is, I believe, what Kanye was trying to achieve with “808s & Heartbreak.” Both albums are something that I have not heard before, but MBDTF has a little extra something — possibly arrogance — that the emotional ball of vulnerability that is 808s lacked.
His new album is more of a journey that is missing a bit of coherence. But the trip is well worth taking.
Two singles “Power” and “Runaway” appear to be an artist’s reflection of self. Kanye West has an unique perspective when he looks at himself in a mirror.
He knows what his faults are, and he doesn’t have a problem putting himself out there to a beat. How he handles himself in interviews, when he’s not performing, is a whole different matter.
The dude might be a little crazy and conflicted inside, but I would recommend this album to just about everybody.