Graduation (studio album) by Kanye West

Graduation by Kanye West
Year: 2007
Release date: 2007-09-11
Overall rank: 448th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 914 votes)
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Graduation is ranked 5th best out of 10 albums by Kanye West on

The best album by Kanye West is My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy which is ranked number 34 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 32,795.

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From 5 days ago
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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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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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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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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From 10/07/2018 13:14
Only listened to this album in Sept 18 off the back of 808s & Heartbreaks and College Dropout - but this album is much better for me and bursts right into my top 10 ahead of many albums I have known and loved for decades - such is the quality of this album. From the start of the album he delivers great track after great track - smart beats and lyrics and great sampling including Daft Punk.
I love every single track on this album, but give an extra nod to Homecoming and Big Brother - the later all about his relationship with mentor Jay Z.
Can't agree with where his head is at the moment, but can't deny the quality of music he has delivered.
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From 06/10/2018 18:30
Stadium status indeed. Probably my least favorite of his first three albums, but pretty damn good still. Good Life, Can't Tell Me Nothing, and Flashing Lights are classics.
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From 05/17/2018 19:09
This album is a like a crater, high points at the beginning and the end with a low point in the center.
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From 03/24/2018 00:56
Wish I had this album back in 07. Always remembered that I adored a good chunk of this album when this was on the radio.
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From 02/10/2018 01:26
The only Kanye West album I've been able to listen to all the way through.
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