Kanye West has landed himself atop GQ’s list of the best 21 albums of the 21st century — and no, it wasn’t for Yeezus.
Kanye’s 2010 masterpiece My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is what earned Ye the top honor.
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 albums on the list include Jay Z’s The Blueprint, OutKast’s Stankonia, Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black & more.
We can’t wait to hear what Kanye has to say about this. Do you think he’ll use this to justify his greatness? Or do you think he’ll disagree and try to convince us that Yeezus deserved to be number one?