Sir Paul McCartney has revealed his favourite Kanye West album, marking out 2010’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ as his top pick and a record he “envied”.
The Beatle shared his choice during a new interview where he recalled working with West on the standalone single ‘FourFiveSeconds’, which the pair recorded with Rihanna.
Speaking to DIY, McCartney – who has just announced the release of his first solo album in over five years – said that he felt “lucky” that artists such as West and Rihanna wanted to work with him, adding: “For me, I feel great. I like diversity.”
Asked if he listened to a “diverse array of music”, McCartney responded: “I was a big fan of ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’. That was the record of [West’s] that I really envied. I thought: ‘Oh he’s done some good stuff.'”
McCartney also praised West’s 2011 collaboration with Jay-Z, ‘Watch The Throne’.
“I like that. It’s not like I’m a big hip hop fan, but I went to see Kanye and Jay-Z and really came away thinking it was like urban poetry. I was very impressed. So when the word came that he wanted to work with me, I was flattered.”
Earlier this week, McCartney revealed that the late George Harrison‘s foul-mouthed tirades often managed to get The Beatles out of doing things that they didn’t want to do.