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.

A masterpiece. Every song is great.

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

Best album in my book..

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


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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.

Graduation is great but that & the College Dropout should switch.Along with MBDTF this is knee if his best & one of his most influential albums.All hail Yeezy

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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

The first half of this album is ground-breaking genius. It falls off in the second half but Yeezus stays his boldest and most experimental work, bringing in industrial hip hop influences (he probably listened to Death Grips at the time). MBDTF may be his best work, but this one is second to me.

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

Blood on the leaves

1. Blood on the Leaves
2. Guilt Trip
3. Black Skinhead
4. New Slaves
5. I'm In It
6. I Am A God
7. Hold My Liquor
8. Send It Up
9. On Sight

Don't even bother listening to Bound 2. Other than that, brilliant album, tight call between all the tracks. Amazing experimental vibe, superb production value, memorable lyrics.

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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

Great album. My favorite song on this album is definitely "Real Friends"

A masterpiece and worth the wait!

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

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9 Cruel Summer Cruel Summer

It actually is a decent 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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