Graduation (studio album) by Kanye West

Graduation by Kanye West
Year: 2007
Release date: 2007-09-11
Overall rank: 422nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 989 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 2007 (11th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (73rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (422nd)

Kanye West bestography

Graduation is ranked 6th best out of 13 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 32,031.

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78/100 (from 989 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 4% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.7/100, a mean average of 75.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.6.

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80/100
From 09/28/2021 19:06
87.5/100 average song rating
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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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80/100
From 12/05/2020 18:47
Noticeably poppy for a hip-hop album, which is probably what I like about it. Also, no skits.
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From 10/17/2020 18:18
My first Kayne album, my favorite Kanye album. Waves of nostalgia come flooding back with every listen. Some of the best sampling in history.

Best song(s): "Good Morning" "Stronger" "I Wonder" "Good Life" "Can't Tell Mee Nothing" "Flashing Lights" "Homecoming" (one of my favorites of all time)
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50/100
From 07/14/2020 06:54
Better than I was expecting it to be. The samples are consistently the best part of every song, though, and even then they get pretty annoying about halfway into each song. Just makes me want to listen the actual songs. Kanye is one of the least charismatic performers I've heard in a while.
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75/100
From 09/11/2019 17:34
Great album. Not as good as Kanye's first two albums but a very solid end to the "College Trilogy" or whatever you call it. There are a few weak songs in the middle but overall there is a great flow and a few of the songs are easily some of Kanye's best.

Favorite Tracks: Flashing Lights, Everything I Am, Homecoming, Stronger.
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90/100
From 08/31/2019 22:37
Overall: 8.7

Top Tracks: "Stronger", "Flashing Lights", "Homecoming"

Solid pop album.
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From 01/27/2019 22:14
This album along with Tha Carter III and 808s are the blueprint for modern hiphop
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