Best Kanye West Albums


The Top Ten

1 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

Best Album of the last 5 years. Better than Reasonable Doubt and the Blueprint, dare I say.

Musical masterpiece, I don't think anyone will ever top this.

This is an awesome album! The only thing that completely destroyed it though was Nicki Minaj.

I thought the Kanye West after 2009 was horrible until I heard this album. It's actually really good. 5/5 - AlphaQ

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2 Graduation Graduation

This is actually the first Kanye album I listened to and I immediately was hooked to it because of Kanye's use of samples and melodies. This is also my favorite album from him. - Mcgillacuddy

This album has his catchiest songs. I really liked Stronger though. 5/5 - AlphaQ

Every track is impeccable. Bittersweet Poetry is so underrated.

The only Kanye West's album I dig

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3 College Dropout College Dropout

This is his fourth worst project, but it's an 8.6/10. That either shows how great Kanye is, or how bad The New Workout Plan is, because that song dragged down a perfect album to the above rating. - SwagFlicks

His first project. I remember getting it back in 2004 back when I was like "dude, this guy is gonna blow up" and everyone was saying "who the hell is kanye west"

My top 5:
Through The Wire
Never Let Me Down
Jesus Walks
All Falls Down
Two Words - marmalade_skies

First Kanye album I've ever heard. Played it over and over.

Best album by far every song is amazing

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4 Late Registration Late Registration

I grew up with Graduation, I loved it and it was my favorite album. Until I heard this one, and I fell in love with every single song. This is one of those albums that you can listen to all the way through without skipping any tracks. - TheParasiter

Has a lot of personal songs that you can always listen to when you're going through hard times

Refined production, his best work lyrically and overall a robust well rounded project.

My top 5:
Bring Me Down
Diamonds From Sierra Leone
Touch the Sky
Gold Digger - marmalade_skies

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5 808s & Heartbreak 808s & Heartbreak

Completely underrated compared to all his other albums. Never gets the respect it deserves. There's a reason it was named by Rolling Stone as one of the most groundbreaking albums of all time.

808s is underrated. It's not the usual Kanye, but we have to respect the fact that this guy's mother died before this album was released, and Kanye was going through a lot. It made me respect his work more. - Mcgillacuddy

Perfection. Love every song on this album.

Basically 52 minutes of Kanye West drowning himself in autotune - Hotheart123

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6 Yeezus Yeezus

Didn't like it at first but it grew on me a lot. I love how this album is brash, experimental and masterfully produced.

My Top 5:
Guilt Trip
Hold My Liquor
Blood on the Leaves
Black Skinhead
New Slaves - marmalade_skies

Will ultimately be underrated by Kanye's standards, but it is an easy top-3 pick for him now.

As with every kanye album, it will take time but its status is set in stone-revolutionary for rap, edm and music

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7 Watch the Throne Watch the Throne

Agreed! Definitely underrated, Jay-Z and Kanye made one of the best rap duo albums off all time! - aleksanderalvr

I honestly thought this is where Kanye went downhill. - AlphaQ

Hey guys vote for it. Should be number 1

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8 The Life of Pablo

Messy, but every song on the life of Pablo is great some of my favorite Kanye songs on here

A masterpiece and worth the wait!

One of giants best albums, it should be top 3 or 4

This is actually a really well made album. I actually had to listen to it a couple of times to really get addicted to the songs. My favorite tracks are Ultralight Beam, Father Stretch My Hands and Pt. 2 (which is basically just Panda), Highlights, Wolves, Real Friends, No Parties in L.A., and Saint Pablo. All of the other tracks are good as well. - Mcgillacuddy

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9 Cruel Summer Cruel Summer

It actually is a good album. I had to listen to it a second time to appreciate it. Only two tracks that I can never get used to are Don't Like and To the World. - Mcgillacuddy

I don't really think of this a Kanye album more like various artists

It still have some good songs but I admit it was the worst Kanye West album

Good album, surely not bad, but just not up there with the others.

10 Turbo Grafx 16

Maybe it doesn't exist yet but it will obviously be the best album of all time

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2. College Dropout
3. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
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