A Brief Ranking: Every Kanye West Album from Worst to Best


In the past three decades, Kanye West has without question evolved into the most controversial, dynamic, and unpredictable musician in pop culture. Constant criticism from the media, personal loss, and visits to the hospital to fix a broken jaw and a bipolar diagnosis have not halted this icon for a second. Kanye West remains the musician who raises my heart rate the most whenever I see an interview with him recommended on my timeline or I see yet another rumor of his upcoming Yandhi album on twitter. Below is a brief ranking of every Kanye West album since he threw on his pink polo and burst onto the scene in 2004. A more detailed ranking will follow in podcast form soon.

12. Cruel Summer (2012)

11. Watch the Throne (2011)

10. YE (2018)

09. Late Registration (2005)

07. Graduation (2007)

06. The Life of Pablo (2016)

05. Kids See Ghosts (2018)

04. 808s & Heartbreak (2008)

03. Yeezus (2013)

02. My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010)

01. The College Dropout (2004)