It’s a shame he released it too late to figure in many music mag’s end-of-year lists, because Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ – which came out on Monday – is the most critically acclaimed album of 2010, scoring 97 on Metacritic.
Pitchfork have it a perfect 10 in a sort of reverse trolling operation: generating a storm of web outrage by over-praising something, as opposed to slagging it off.
But are the critical hosannas justified? Or have reviewers been blinded by Kanye’s own self-aggrandising hype? Hopefully you’ve had a few days to live with the album by now. If not, you can get a taster via the song previews posted below.