GQ magazine decided to make a list of the 21 best albums released in the 21st Century. Of course, several Hip Hop projects made the final countdown with Kanye West’s My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy actually taking the top spot.
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GQ explained why they honored Ye’s 5th studio LP with the title of best album since the year 2000. The site wrote:
It could’ve been any one of the seven albums West released this century, as fascinating a catalog of celebrity, triumph, love, loss, terrible puns, pretty decent puns, that was ever fucking put together by a single artist. MBDTF was just the record where he talked about all those things at once—a portrait of a man seizing the spotlight, drowning in it, and then somehow finding a way to turn that harrowing experience into art. Anybody who wants to be famous or make music for a living—or do both at the same time—should be forced to listen to MBDTF first. The rest of us are free to enjoy it for the bloody, hard-won, titanic achievement that it is.
Other rap albums the publication suggests “every man should hear” include OutKast’s Stankonia (3), Ghostface Killah’s Supreme Clientele (10), Jay Z’s The Blueprint (12), and J Dilla’s Donuts (19).
R&B was held down by D’Angelo with Voodoo (6), Frank Ocean with channel ORANGE (7), and Beyoncé with Beyoncé (18). To see the full list visit GQ.com.