Yesterday's Washington Post could only find fault with the album title, giving the release a rave:
easily the most thrilling album of 2010 and the best of West's career. The weird, wordy title is the only thing about this opus that he'll live to regret - the rest is pure pop bravura, with hip-hop's biggest ego torquing self-obsession into unapologetic new shapes.
Today's Telegraph calls the album "the Sgt. Pepper of hip-hop" declaring that
Kanye West has made the album of the year. Here is an artist so far ahead of the field, he may as well be in a different field altogether" later calling the album the "Sgt. Pepper of hip hop.
Pitchfork adds to the hype, bestowing My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy with a 10.0--the first non-reissue to nab a perfect score since Wilco's 2002 release Yankee Hotel Foxtrot.
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