Kanye Westâ€™s new album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy has topped Time Magazineâ€™s album of the year list. The write-up in the magazine said Yeezyâ€™s album was â€œthe musical equivalent of a one-handed back handspringâ€.
â€œKanye West can seem like an attention-hungry young child who constantly tugs on his mother’s pant leg, saying, â€˜Watch this! Watch this!â€™â€ it wrote.
â€œBut once Kanye got our attention, instead of a simple somersault, he delivered the musical equivalent of a one-handed back handspring.
“My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy layers complex computerised instrumentation over Yeezy’s effortless flow, moving from the heavy hip-hop of Power and Monster all the way to the poppy Michael Jackson tribute, All Of The Lights.
BeyoncÃ©, Jay-Z and others guest on several tracks. They don’t drop by just to deliver a verse or chorus; they are as integral to the tracks as Kanye himself.â€
Albums by Arcade Fire, LCD Soundsystem, Drake and Big Boi also made the annual list. Cee-Lo Greenâ€™s F*** You was named Timeâ€™s top song of 2010.
Time Magazine’s top 10 albums of 2010:
1. Kanye West â€“ My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
2. Arcade Fire â€“ The Suburbs
3. LCD Soundsystem â€“ This Is Happening
4. The National â€“ High Violet
5. Drake â€“ Thank Me Later
6. Sufjan Stevens â€“ Age of Adz
7. The Black Keys â€“ Brothers
8. Yeasayer â€“ Odd Blood
9. Big Boi â€“ Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
10. Beach House â€“ Teen Dream