Best Kanye West Albums

The Top Ten

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

If you have to nominate an album to represent the decade versus the greatest albums of other decades (like say, Thriller for the 80s and Sgt Peppers for the 60s), then this is probably the album you're going to go with.

Timeless compilation of art, this is when rap experimented with alternate sounds including rock went perfectly, the inspirational album that moved hip hop miles ahead even remaining amazing till this day, Kanye could've just made this album and become an all time legend. it is the the pinnacle of hip hop albums forget tupac and biggie, lyricism has never been this entertaining, my favourite album, Kanye is the illest sound engineer just because of MBDTF

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.

2 College Dropout College Dropout Product Image

Imagine being anything other than a bling rapper in 2004. That's what Kanye was and he was a breath of fresh air.

The perfect crossover between the conscious backpack rappers and the bling rappers. You could flex and be self conscious, Ye proclaimed.

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.

I haven’t been a Lanye fan for a long time, but I recently listened to this album and it blew my mind. MBDTF is also amazing.
His next 2 albums are very quality and his latest 3 albums are criminally underrated (his last album now is Kids See Ghosts

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.

Personally my favorite album, From Good Morning, to Stronger and can't Tell Me Nothing and coming to a close with barry bonds and homecoming. its great!

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

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

4 Late Registration Late Registration Product Image

While so many other hip hop artists stayed formulaic, Kanye was busy bringing orchestral and baroque instrumentation to his music.

Watch the Late Orchestration live album filmed at Abbey Road Studios to get the experience of hip hop with a live string section. It was different and refreshing in 2005.

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.

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
Late
Gold Digger

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

5 808s & Heartbreak 808s & Heartbreak Product Image

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.

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.

A sad album, and an amazing one at that, shows kanyes insecurities and real life issues, and shows him breaking down from it, Welcome to heartbreak best track on it.

6 The Life of Pablo

It seemed so messy when it first came out but as of right now with Jesus is King and Ye being his most recent projects, we can probably say TLOP is his last true masterpiece before dropping two of the first mediocre albums of his life.

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

Excellent album. Yeezy still got it. My favorite track is Father Stretch My Hands. That hook is pretty addicting.

7 Yeezus Yeezus Product Image

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

If Lou Reed and Bruce Springsteen have given favorable remarks on the album, I'd say you're doing something right.

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

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!

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

I honestly thought this is where Kanye went downhill.

Two titans take it to the moon, take it to the stars

9 Kids See Ghost

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.

Will become a classic in the future

This album is amazing

One of the best collab albums ever, no doubt

10 Ye

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

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

Could definitely do better if it weren't for "Wouldn't leave"

Interesting and different

The Contenders

11 Cruel Summer Cruel Summer Product Image

At least the tracks that Kanye appear on are fantastic. That's six of them. New God Flow, Cold, Don't Like, Mercy, Clique, and To the World

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.

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

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

12 Jesus is King

Best Ye album. Period.

1. JESUS IS KING
2. The Life of Pablo
3. 808s & Heartbreak
4. MBDTF
5. The College Dropout
6. Graduation
7. ye
8. Watch the Throne
9. Late Registration
10. KIDS SEE GHOSTS
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

14 SWISH

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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