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The Best Kanye West Albums of All-Time

Updated August 30, 2021 15.5k votes 2.8k voters 18.7k views12 items

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Kanye West is one of the best rappers of all time - even though he has a lot of haters. Considered one of the greatest lyricists in hip hop, Kanye West has released some of the top rap songs and albums of his time since he came on the scene. This is a ranked list of the best Kanye West albums and includes all major releases in the Kanye West discography. To make it easy for you, we haven't included Kanye West singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Kanye West album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Kanye West album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

If you want to know, "What is the Best Kanye West album of all time?" or "What are the top Kanye West albums?" then this list will answer your questions. This list of albums ranges from Late Registration to Donda, including all of Kanye's studio albums.

This list of popular Kanye West albums has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You can share your own opinion by voting up your favorite albums below and voting down any you feel shouldn't be at the top of the list.

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    1. Dark Fantasy
    2. Gorgeous
    3. Power
    4. All of the Lights (Interlude)
    5. All of the Lights
    6. Monster
    7. So Appalled
    8. Devil in a New Dress
    9. Runaway
    10. Hell of a Life
    11. Blame Game
    12. Lost in the World
    13. Who Will Survive in America

    Pitchfork score: 10.0

    • Release Date: 2010
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    1. Good Morning
    2. Champion
    3. Stronger
    4. I Wonder
    5. Good Life
    6. Can't Tell Me Nothing
    7. Barry Bonds
    8. Drunk and Hot Girls
    9. Flashing Lights
    10. Everything I Am
    11. The Glory
    12. Homecoming
    13. Big Brother

    Pitchfork score: 8.7

    • Release Date: 2007
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    1. Ultralight Beam
    2. Father Stretch My Hands, Pt. 1
    3. Pt. 2
    4. Famous
    5. Feedback
    6. Low Lights
    7. Highlights
    8. Freestyle 4
    9. I Love Kany
    10. Waves
    11. FML
    12. Real Friends
    13. Wolves
    14. Frank's Track
    15. Siiiiiiiiilver Surffffeeeeer Intermission
    16. 30 Hours
    17. No More Parties in LA
    18. Facts (Charlie Heat Version)
    19. Fade
    20. Saint Pablo

    Pitchfork score: 9.0

    • Release Date: 2016
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    1. Intro (Skit)
    2. We Don't Care
    3. Graduation Day
    4. All Falls Down
    5. I'll Fly Away
    7. Jesus Walks
    8. Never Let Me Down
    9. Get Em High
    10. Workout Plan (Skit)
    12. Slow Jamz
    13. Breathe in Breathe Out
    14. School Spirit (Skit 1)
    16. School Spirit (Skit 2)
    17. Lil Jimmy (Skit)
    19. Through the Wire
    20. Family Business
    21. Last Call

    Pitchfork score: 8.2

    • Release Date: 2004
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