Monday, November 22, 2010

Pitchfork Gives Kanye's New Album a Rare and Perfect 10.0

For the first time since 2002 (Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot), Pitchfork has bestowed a perfect 10.0 on an album, and that album belongs to Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, which is officially available as of today, following what New York Magazine terms "perhaps the greatest promotional cycle in the history of pop music." Obviously, we must all buy it immediately.

According to Pitchfork, the album is a "hedonistic exploration into a rich and famous American id" in which Kanye "cherry-picks little things from his previous work and blows them up into something less than sane."

Chip: "Hipsters always believe that insanity equals genius. It doesn't. Also, I'll never forgive him for what he did to Taylor Swift."

We'll be hosting a listening party for the album tonight, and we hope to see you there for a sing-a-long of the album's greatest mantra:

"no more drugs for me, pussy and religion is all I need"

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