Wednesday, December 8, 2010

The Rolling Stone: Kanye West Is On Top

It's been tough recently for Kanye West since the whole Taylor Swift thing.

It look a looooong time for everyone to forget about how he took the mic from innocent Taylor Swift and expressed his objections about her award.

Yeah it was horrible, he was such a mean person to do that to her after she was so happy to win it and everything--yes, yes, understood. Everyone was talking about how much of an ass he was. President Obama even went as far as calling him a douchebag! A long time later, everone kinda got over it, but Taylor Swift wouldn't let it go. I even posted about how Taylor Swift wrote a song about Kanye and performed it on a "gothic" stage:

And while we all went back to our normal lives, Kanye West had a bit of a breakdown because there were still people milking the whole debacle. People didn't want to buy his albums because he was "an ass", so instead of listening and appreciating the music he put forward, they shunned it because of, I admit, a somewhat serious lack of judgment on his part :p

But many moons afterward (meaning now), Rolling Stone Magazine released their Rolling Stone Best Albums of 2010 list and Kanye West isn't laughing, but smiling smugly from the top of the pops.

I'll go ahead and post the top 10 on this entry, but if you wanna check out the whole list (which is kewl so maybe you can buy all of them), then do so by visiting this link. Woohoo!

  1. Kanye West, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy: "Music as sprawlingly messy as his life," these songs are "hip-hop epics ... full of the kind of grandiose gestures that only the foolish attempt and only the wildly talented pull off."
  2. The Black Keys, Brothers: "Their best record yet: vivid tunes stripped bare and rubbed raw ... it's rock minimalism pushed to the max."
  3. Elton John and Leon Russell, The Union: "Two rock giants ... rekindle a friendship and make music that ranks with their best."
  4. Arcade Fire, The Suburbs: "An album of vast, orchestral rock that locates the battle for the human soul amid big houses and manicured lawns."

  1. Jamey Johnson, The Guitar Song: "Nashville's gruffest and grittiest star turns out to be its most reliable traditionalist, a Music Row pro who can write a song for every emotional season."
  2. Vampire Weekend, Contra: The band can "do just about anything: dubby, slo-mo gorgeousness, clattering pseudo-punk, African guitar riffs, choral swells, songs that rhyme 'horchata' with 'Aranciata' and 'Masada.'"
  3. Drake, Thank Me Later: "Sumptuous beats, airtight rhymes, and nuanced introspection."
  4. Robert Plant, Band of Joy: A "psychedelic exploration of blues and country" that's "edgier and rootsier" than 2007's Raising Sand.
  5. Eminem, Recovery: "The post-rehab victory lap that the schlocky Relapse wasn't."
  6. LCD Soundsystem, This Is Happening: "A heavy-duty breakup album."

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