Late Registration (album) by Kanye West
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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 32,758.
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 80.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 82.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 19.1.
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More consistent album than The College Dropout and I'm not sure which I love more. In my opinion his sound just became more focused on this album and it's just such a nice listen.
Favourite songs: Roses, Diamonds From Sierra Leone, Gold Digger
Kanye followed up his impressive debut with a sophomore effort that, in my opinion, is superior.
Late registration is the big brother of college drop-out, It feels more mature and It is less disperse.
Fun album to listen to. This album is a little long for my taste, but still a fantastic album.
Probably my favorite Kanye album. The rich soul and depth of the lyrics, instrumentation, samples, and production. The catchy and impressive hooks and guest features. Even some of the skits are enjoyable. They contribute to the overarching theme of education, picking up where The College Dropout left off, and also add a lighthearted and comical break between some of the darker and more serious tracks. This is one of his most introspective and personal records, and it’s the first time he started showing more of an emotional vulnerability in his songwriting. Ego and controversy aside, Mr. West definitely knows how to craft a melodic and meaningful work of art.
Kanye made something beautiful here. Even better than The College Dropout, if you ask me.
I have been sleeping on Kanye for the longest time. Enjoyed the hell out of his singles but damn his discog is really impressive. Getting close to 5000 points. Will definitely get to a worst to best for him at some point.
This is an underrated album in Kanye West's discography. Definitively contains some of the best sampling from Kanye's career.
I'm really loving this album a lot more. I'm appreciating the soul/RnB based sampling and the more orchestral instrumentation. The skits are still a little off-putting, but I can see how they contribute to the overall theme. Still, I think the album would be better without them.
85/100 (Very Good)
I comparison to his later works, it seems a lot simpler and scattered in a way. It doesn't seem to be a cohesive statement on anything, at least to me. This is only my opinion after first listen, and I'll definitely be coming back to it
65/100 (Below Average)