Is "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" the best album of the 21st century thus far?
GQ magazine has named Kanye West's critically-heralded My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy as their best album of the 21st century.
"It could've been any one of the seven albums West released this century, as fascinating a catalog of celebrity, triumph, love, loss, terrible puns, pretty decent puns, that was ever fucking put together by a single artist," GQ says. "MBDTF was just the record where he talked about all those things at once—a portrait of a man seizing the spotlight, drowning in it, and then somehow finding a way to turn that harrowing experience into art. Anybody who wants to be famous or make music for a living—or do both at the same time—should be forced to listen to MBDTF first. The rest of us are free to enjoy it for the bloody, hard-won, titanic achievement that it is."
Also appearing on the list are Outkast's Stankonia (2000) in third place, Ghostface's Supreme Clientele (2000) in tenth, Jay-Z's The Blueprint (2001) in twelfth, and J Dilla's Donuts (2006) just barely making the cut at number nineteen.
View the full list here.
Is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy the best album of the past 14 years? Is it even Kanye's best album? Share your thoughts in the comments.