The Rolling Stone magazine has named Kanye West's Yeezus, the best Hip Hop of the year 2013. The much maligned album saw off competitors such as Drake's Nothing was the same and Eminem's Marshall Matters LP 2 to claim the Top spot.
According to Rolling Stone, the Yeezus album was Kanye's best work yet
Kanye's electro masterpiece is his most extreme album ever, which is saying something. No wonder the late, great Lou Reed embraced Yeezus, since it's basically the Metal Machine Music concept translated into futuristic hip-hop, all industrial overload and hypertense egomania and hostile vibes. The music is part Eighties synthblitz dark wave, part Jamaican dancehall. But it's all Kanye, taking you on a guided tour of the dark shit inside his brain. He rages about racial politics ("New Slaves"), he demands his damn croissants ("I Am a God"), he comes on like a robot sex machine ("I'm in It"). He kibitzes with the Lord, who agrees Kanye is the shit. And he ends with the Seventies-soul send-up "Bound 2," maybe the most audacious song he's ever written, not to mention the most beautiful.
The other albums that made the Top 20 album's list includes the following.