Best Kanye West Albums

The Top Ten

1 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy Product Image

This is Kanye's best album. And I furthermore I think it is the best hip hop album of all time. He goes so in depth on his life life struggles. So mush so that you feel like you are inside the mind of Kanye West in 2010. Also some of Kanye's best songs are on this album such as: Gorgeous, Power, All of the Lights, Monster, Devil in a new Dress, Runaway, Hell of a Life, Blame Game, Lost in the World.

Easily his second career defining album. Kanye isolated himself in a studio while writing this for three years, and it really shows how talented and skilled as a producer, singer, and songwriter he is. Sadly his albums have been on decline since, but it really is that good. Check it before hating on him, because I loathed him until I check it out recently.

Not even a Rap/Hip-Hop fan but I have to say, This is one of the greatest pieces of art ever created. I see people calling this "one of the best rap albums" but that's almost an insult to how great this album really is, Its one of the greatest album of any genre

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

2 College Dropout College Dropout Product Image

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

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.

Jesus Walks... enough said

Classic album but Last Call is far too long

3 Graduation Graduation Product Image

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.

Best album in my book..

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

Why isn't this on Vinyl on Amazon? Can't find it anywhere? My second best album from Kanye

4 Late Registration Late Registration Product Image

You know you're a genius when you can create a 21 track album and not have to skip a single one.

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.

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

5 808s & Heartbreak 808s & Heartbreak Product Image

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.

Perfection. Love every song on this album.

This is one of Kanye's most important progressive influential albums, but I don't think his singing was good enough to support a whole album of it.

My Top 5:
1. Welcome to Heartbreak
2. Street Lights
3. Coldest Winter
4. Heartless
5. Amazing

Robocop and Paranoid are also catchy.

6 The Life of Pablo

His best album to me and hasn't released anything significant for me since then (Ye, Kids See Ghosts)

This album is very underrated in my opinion. It was actually a pretty good album. It does have its flaws but there are good things about it too. I think it's a 7/10. My favourite tracks are Ultralight Beam, Wolves, Real Friends, FML, and No More Parties In LA

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"

7 Yeezus Yeezus Product Image

First Kanye album I ever owned. Glad it was. Still my favorite after listening to the others.

This is not Kanye West best album per say, this is his genius album ever.

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

8 Watch the Throne Watch the Throne Product Image

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

I honestly thought this is where Kanye went downhill.

The song about the people in Paris is the best rap song of all time

Hey guys vote for it. Should be number 1

9 Kids See Ghost

I don't think it's his best but top 5 so I voted to get the album higher as it's number 10 at the time of writing

Will become a classic in the future

When it comes to the best Kanye album, even though this is a collab with Cudi, it comes down to this and MBDTF. Both are great, and they're tied in my opinion. But this one is just too underrated, with it's psychedelic bliss and themes of not just overcoming one's inner demons, but, especially in Kanye's part, embracing them as part of who you are.

This album is amazing

10 Ye

Yeezus and Ye are my choices. I chose Ye since I wanted to give it a boost on this page.

This album is too real for most people but it is a very beautiful and bold statement in the form of an artistic musical arrangement

Only for people who have stereo and taste. Not for peasants

Interesting and different

The Contenders

11 Cruel Summer Cruel Summer Product Image

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.

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.

12 Jesus is King

Best Ye album. Period.

2. The Life of Pablo
3. 808s & Heartbreak
5. The College Dropout
6. Graduation
7. ye
8. Watch the Throne
9. Late Registration
11. Yeezus

Let's vote for God's sake

13 Turbo Grafx 16

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


It is named waves now

15 Yandhi
16 Waves

It's renamed T.L.O.P. now

17 Get Well Soon
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