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My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy is Hip Hop messiah Kanye West's fifth album, released on 22 November 2010. The album was initially planned as a continuation of his College Trilogy (The College Dropout, Late Registration, and Graduation) to be named Good-Ass Job, but the concept was eventually discarded.What then this album ended up becoming was something unlike any released. It became the most critically acclaimed album since <insert heavily popular, critically acclaimed album of your choice here>. Every single media outlet put it as the number one album of the year, with individual songs like "All of the Lights", "Runaway", "Power", and "Monster" taking equally high positions in song rankings.The album was recorded across 2009 and 2010 primarily at Avex Recording Studio in Honolulu, where Kanye block-booked the three session rooms indefinitely and worked practically around the clock, with additional sessions at Electric Lady Studios and Platinum Sound Recording in New York and Glenwood Place Studios in Burbank, with the help of a Serial Escalation Long List of rappers, producers, singers, engineers, and session musicians (more than 90!).