The Best Wale Albums, Ranked  

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We're ranking the best Wale albums of all time. One of the best rappers from Washington, D.C., Wale's discography features several popular songs, like "Bad" and "Lotus Flower Bomb." What is the greatest Wale album ever?

From his debut album Attention Deficit to his 2019 album Wow... That's Crazy, this list of Wale albums also includes Ambition, The Gifted, and The Album About Nothing.

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Ambition is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Wale Albums, Ranked
Photo: Maybach, Warner Bros.

1. Don't Hold Your Applause
2. Double M Genius
3. Miami Nights
4. Legendary
5. Lotus Flower Bomb (feat. Miguel)
6. Chain Music
7. Focused (feat. Kid Cudi)
8. Sabotage (feat. Lloyd)
9. White Linen (Coolin') (feat. Ne-Yo)
10. Slight Work (feat. Big Sean)
11. Ambition (feat. Meek Mill & Rick Ross)
12. Illest B**ch
13. No Days Off
14. DC or Nothing
15. That Way (feat. Jeremih & Rick Ross)

Pitchfork score: 6.7/10

Release Date: 2011

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The Gifted is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Wale Albums, Ranked
Photo: Maybach, Atlantic

1. The Curse of the Gifted
2. LoveHate Thing (feat. Sam Dew)
3. Sunshine
4. Heaven's Afternoon (feat. Meek Mill)
5. Golden Salvation (Jesus Piece)
6. Vanity
7. Gullible (feat. Cee Lo Green)
8. Bricks (feat. Yo Gotti & Lyfe Jennings)
9. Clappers (feat. Nicki Minaj & Juicy J)
10. Bad (Remix) (feat. Rihanna)
11. Tired of Dreaming (feat. Ne-Yo & Rick Ross)
12. Rotation (feat. Wiz Khalifa & 2 Chainz)
13. Simple Man
14. 88
15. Black Heroes / Outro About Nothing (feat. Jerry Seinfeld)
16. Bad (feat. Tiara Thomas)

Pitchfork score: 5.1/10

Release Date: 2013

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Attention Deficit is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Wale Albums, Ranked
Photo: Allido, Interscope
Attention Deficit

1. Triumph
2. Mama Told Me
3. Mirrors (feat. Bun B)
4. Pretty Girls (feat. Gucci Mane & Weensey from Backyard Band)
5. World Tour (feat. Jazmine Sullivan)
6. Let It Loose (feat. Pharrell Williams)
7. 90210
8. Shades (feat. Chrisette Michele)
9. Chillin (feat. Lady Gaga)
10. TV in the Radio (feat. K'naan)
11. Contemplate
12. Diary (feat. Marsha Ambrosius)
13. Beautiful Bliss (feat. Melanie Fiona & J. Cole)
14. Prescription

Pitchfork score: 6.6/10

Release Date: 2009

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Shine is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Wale Albums, Ranked
Photo: Maybach, Atlantic

1. Thank God
2. Running Back (feat. Lil Wayne)
3. Scarface Rozay Gotti
4. My Love (feat. Major Lazer, Wizkid and Dua Lipa)
5. Fashion Week (feat. G-Eazy)
6. Colombia Heights (Te Llamo) (feat. J Balvin)
7. CC White
8. Mathematics
9. Fish N Grits (feat. Travis Scott)
10. Fine Girl (feat. Davido and Olamide)
11. Heaven on Earth (feat. Chris Brown)
12. My PYT
13. DNA
14. Smile (feat. Phil Adé and Zyla Moon)

Pitchfork score: 6/10

Release Date: 2017

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