I think it would be pointless to throw in more than a few thoughts on Kayne West's new album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, since it's been receiving perfect scores across the board. Even the super critical, hard to please Pitchfork gave it a perfect 10 - last time that happened was with Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.

The only way to describe this album would be big. It's just...big. It sounds big. It's got big samples. And it's got big name contributors - most notably Bon Iver, Nicki Manaj, Rick Ross and Jay-Z.

I don't think it deserves the absolute perfect scores its been getting, but there's no doubt it's a fantastic album. Standout tracks: All of the Lights, Devil in a New Dress (this one's got a Smokey Robinson sample) and the biggest sounding of all - Lost in the World (ft. Bon Iver's Woods!) / Who Will Survive in America. Really. It sounds like there are 100 people playing on the Bon Iver track, and combined with Gil Scott Heron chanting "who will survive in America?" on the latter half makes for a perfect and somewhat chilling way to end the album.

Rap fan or not, everyone should hear this.

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