Put This on Your iPod: Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

[Hey everybody! Sarabeth here with a new feature that, quite frankly, I’m stoked about. Each week I’ll be bringing you an album that I feel is particularly awesome in the hopes of building iTunes libraries everywhere! It could be something new, old, hugely popular or fairly unknown, so keep checking back for our suggestions to awesome-ify your music collection.]

I know I’m one of the lucky few out there right now, but as of Friday I was completely dunzo with finals/studying/projects/school BS. And I’m thrilled. Why? Because this means I can get my party on and drink the last semester away. And there’s no better way to do all that than with Kanye West‘s newest album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. And before I get ripped into for recommending this album, let’s get one thing straight: I absolutely hate Kanye as a man, but as a musician, he’s brilliant.

About the Artist
I’m sure this scumbag….er…man….er…. no, scumbag was right, needs almost no introduction. But before his microphone stealing, meme inducing ways, Kanye West was born in Atlanta, Georgia and grew up in Chicago.  He was a producer for Rock-A-Fella records and worked with the likes of Jay-Z, Janet Jackson, and Ludacris before starting his own musical career in 2004.

Top 3 Tracks

All of the Lights

Monster

Runaway

Why You Should Listen to It

As I said before, even though Kanye may very well be the scum of the earth, he sure knows how to make a damn good album. There’s a reason it’s got such high reviews on Metacritic and was highly rated among music critics across the country. This album is now one of my go-to’s for everything: when I’m working out, when I’m chillaxing, when I’m making playlists for parties. And whenever I wake up in the morning feeling like a bad ass chica, I know I can rock out to Nicki Minaj‘s part on Monster. Love or hate the guy, this album is the bomb with a little something for everyone. Get it now. If nothing else, it will make cramming for finals more enjoyable.

Need some more music recs? See what else Sarabeth recommends. And for the after-finals celebration, we’ve got just the playlist for you.

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