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Kanye West's 'Dark Twisted Fantasy' Named Best Album of 2010

December 24, 2010 (7:33 am) GMT
In a poll run by Spin magazine, 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' wins over Deerhunter's 'Halcyon Digest' and Arcade Fire's 'The Suburbs' among other albums.

's "" has topped another important end-of-year albums poll after landing the honor from Spin magazine's editors. The acclaimed album was named the best of 2010 ahead of Deerhunter's "Halcyon Digest" and "" by .

's "" and 's "" round out the Spin top five, while albums from , , , Grinderman and make the top 10.

In related news, rap sensation has swapped for as her mentor after befriending the "Stronger" hitmaker while recording her debut album. The "Check It Out" star was given her big break by Wayne in August 2009 when he signed her to his Young Money Entertainment label, but he was unable to oversee her rise to fame when he was jailed for eight months earlier this year for a gun charge.

Minaj struck up a working relationship with West through her friendship with his ex-girlfriend, model , and she soon landed a spot on the rap superstar's hit collaboration "Monster", which also featured and . They went on to work on "Blazin' ", a duet for Minaj's new release "" - and they are now so close, she turns to West for career advice.

She tells RWD.com, "When it came to me putting my album out, I was like, 'I can't have an album without Kanye. He has to be a part of it.' He's become my mentor, he gives me advice, he hits me (with contacts), takes random pictures offline and says, 'Oh this is a good picture of you.' He's really into fashion so he's a good person to have a well-rounded conversation with."

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