Best Kanye West Albums


The Top Ten

1 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

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.

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

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

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2 College Dropout

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

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

Jesus Walks... enough said

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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3 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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4 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

Hey mama is the best song ever

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5 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.

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.

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6 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

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

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

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

No chirch in the wild. enough said

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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

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 - somerandomkid

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

Really underrated. So many of Ye's best songs are on here

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9 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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