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The Ticket Album Club: Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”

Once a month, The Ticket convenes the Album Club. A panel of guest critics air their views about one album and you, dear readers, get to air your views on what they have to say and, of course, the album …

Fri, Jan 21, 2011, 10:00

   

Once a month, The Ticket convenes the Album Club. A panel of guest critics air their views about one album and you, dear readers, get to air your views on what they have to say and, of course, the album in question.

The album up for review this time around is Kanye West’s fantastic (my view) “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy”. It has been voted the album of 2010 by over 700 US music critics in the annual Pazz & Jop poll! It got a five star review from The Ticket! The Guardian got sniffy and gave it a snotty two star review but it was still one of their albums of the year! Strewth!

But let’s leave the pros to one side – what do the Album Club make of Yeezy’s latest? The reviewers are musicans Valerie Francis and Cloud Castle Lake’s Dan McAuley, best-selling novelist John Connolly and cystic fibrosis patients rights campaigner Orla Tinsley. The man keeping them all in check and buying the drinks: Daragh Downes

You can read what they have to say here. You can listen to the album on We7, Grooveshark and Spotify. And you can have your say on their views and the album below.

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