Graduation (studio album) by Kanye West

Graduation by Kanye West
Year: 2007
Release date: 2007-09-11
Overall rank: 421st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 1,094 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2007 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (70th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (421st)

Kanye West bestography

Graduation is ranked 5th 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 33 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 26,196.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.2/100, a mean average of 75.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.4.

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95/100
From 01/09/2023 22:46
It is probably in my top three favorite albums of all time, the production behind this album is incredible and I truly believe this is the best of Kanye's discography. I don't think any of his other albums have as many songs to remember as Graduation has. Favorites include I Wonder, Stronger, Champion, and Good Morning among others. 9.5/10
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95/100
From 11/08/2022 01:49
Good Morning - 88
Champion - 87
Stronger - 97
I Wonder - 92
Good Life - 89
Cant Tell Me Nothing - 91
Barry Bonds - 79
Drunk And Hot Girls - 77
Flashing Lights - 95
Everything I Am - 86
The Glory - 83
Homecoming - 93
Big Brother - 84

Overall - 87.77
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60/100
From 08/22/2022 02:20
My eldest daughter is a Kanye devote and she tells me this is her favourite Yeezy album - not the best but favourite and thats a solid gold recommendation. For mine I was a little underwhelmed with this one but love love loved the layers of synth added to the mix which made the entire experience feel fresh and uplifting

In closing I’ll leave a quote from my daughter

“Dad, Graduation isn’t his best album but its the one he’ll be remembered for “
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60/100
From 06/30/2022 15:23
Yet another superb album. I used to think Kanye was all talk, but he is right - he is a genius. Again proving he is head and shoulders above anyone else in this genre. Drunk/Hot Girls is the only weak song on an album filled with great tunes. My favourites are Homecoming, Stronger, Everything I Am and Good Life.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 05/18/2022 09:18
Don't know why this is so much lower than the two other "Graduation" albums, it's more consistant imo. Barry Bonds is pretty bad, Drunk and hot girls as well, but "Flashing Lights", "Good Life" "Good Morning" "Stronger" "I Wonder" and my favourite "Homecoming" are great. Should be higher rated
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65/100
From 04/19/2022 22:47
This album does feel a bit weaker to his other releases around this time but the samples are still very good. There are some brilliant pop songs on here like Good Life, Stronger, Homecoming and Flashing Lights with all of them so easily getting stuck in your head. Other than these 3 and maybe one or two others I think the rest feels pretty filler and doesn't grab my attention. It feels a little more disjointed than his other albums and I don't think the music flows as well. It has definitely been more inspired by pop and so is a little more accessible but doesn't have that quality we are used to with Kanye. Overall, an album I never could get truly into and think there are far superior Kanye albums to listen to before you get to this one.
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90/100
From 09/28/2021 19:06
87.5/100 average song rating
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80/100
From 08/24/2021 13:56
78.5

Kanye West es uno de los artistas de rap más versátiles que existen. Si nunca has estado muy familiarizado ni a gusto con el rap, escucharlo es la mejor forma de volverte fan. Graduation es disonante con sus melodías, en algunas canciones muy buenas, como en mi favorita del album, Stronger, y en otras no están mal y me imagino que es un fan favorite, pero no mi favorito como en I Wonder, que me se me hizo un simil con So Appalled de MBDTF.

En resumen, es un album con varios temas a rescatar, y otros que no pegan muy bien, pero que para el nivel del rap como género me parece que cae más agradable que el promedio.
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85/100
From 03/26/2021 16:31
Marco da década! Cofnirmou a genialidade!
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90/100
From 12/09/2020 15:47
Kanye's most "poppy" album, which he pulls off quite well, to say the least.
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