The College Dropout (studio album) by Kanye West

The College Dropout by Kanye West
Year: 2004
Release date: 2004-02-10
Overall rank: 167th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 1,338 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2004 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (26th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (167th)

Kanye West bestography

The College Dropout is ranked 2nd best out of 14 albums by Kanye West on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Kanye West is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which is ranked number 32 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 30,478.

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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 82.6/100, a mean average of 79.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 82.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.3.

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80/100
From 07/18/2022 19:33
I tend to find myself surprised, repeatedly, by the creativity behind the rhymes and flow in Kanye’s flow. Strong debut album.
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From 05/24/2022 11:08
One of the best debuts off all time. Kanye West's College Dropout set the tone for Rap, and marks a switch in rap as popular music, and he is definately top 5 ever in my book. Tracks like Jesus Walks, All Falls Down, Through the wire, Family Business, and my fav: Slow Jamz are classics, still today. Some weak points, and i personally think some of the takes on the school spirit skits are plain wrong, but that doesn't distract from the point that this is a masterpiece. Kanye may be crazy, may be a Genius, but his discography proves he is a musical Genius. 9/10
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85/100
From 02/04/2022 22:27
85

El debut de Kanye y no podría ser para menos. Pese a que tenga muchos interludios, se siente que todos aportan al concepto del album y tiene muy buenas canciones, siendo mis preferidas Through the Wire, All Falls Down y Jesus Walks. Hasta ahora me parece el segundo mejor disco de Kanye, después de MBDTF.
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From 01/13/2022 16:35
This album is probably Kanye's best. The chipmunk soul production is on full display and Ye sounds so hungry. Incredible features as well.
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From 01/08/2022 22:06
Some great tracks on this. Not a fan of albums that contain too many filler 40-second tracks (I don't see what it adds personally), but the sheer quality and consistency of the full-length tracks make up for this for me. One of my favourite rap albums ever. Highlights are Through The Wire, Slow Jamz and Jesus Walks.
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From 07/04/2021 21:41
Highlights:

- We Don't Care
- Spaceship (Feat. Consequence & GLC)
- Jesus Walks
- Never Let Me Down (Feat. Jay-Z & J. Ivy)
- The New Workout Plan
- Slow Jamz (Feat. Twista & Jamie Foxx)
- Through The Wire
- Family Business
- Last Call
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95/100
From 06/05/2021 18:25
Great album, but the skits on this album make me lower my ranking
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From 12/09/2020 15:31
Kanye changed the Hip Hop landscape with this album.
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85/100
From 12/07/2020 12:53
Produção insana, revolucionária! Quantas faces da música negra unidas!
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From 11/09/2020 02:58
2020-11-08 I seem to give Kanye a longer leash than some. This doesn't have the same complexity of MBDTF, but I still find it mostly compelling. 80/100
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