Just do it

By Mad Dog
Published: Dec 21, 2010

If you’ve ever been tempted to roll blind dice with me, do it now — the Kanye West CD, "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy," is that good. It inspires the kitchen sink of adjectives — symphonic and synthesized, eloquent and vulgar, self-lacerating and gloriously ego-driven, menacing and titanic, studded with guest stars and resoundingly solo. But it is also the most unified, orchestral piece of music I’ve heard this year; it’s an old-fashioned album. (And haunting — play it a few times, and you’ll find yourself humming the melodies.) Late at night, behind alcohol or a sativa booster, you’ll find it trippy, exalted, and, yes, very very sexy. Can rap be beautiful? This CD is proof it can be gorgeous. [To buy the CD from Amazon, click here.To download the MP3, click here.]