Late Registration (album) by Kanye West

Late Registration
Late Registration by Kanye West
Year: 2005
Release date: 2005-08-30
Overall rank: 251st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 970 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2005 (3rd)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (43rd)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (251st)

Kanye West bestography

Late Registration is ranked 4th best out of 10 albums by Kanye West on BestEverAlbums.com.

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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Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 970 votes)
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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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90/100
From 04/22/2019 15:10
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
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From 03/24/2019 07:36
Kanye followed up his impressive debut with a sophomore effort that, in my opinion, is superior.
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75/100
From 12/23/2018 20:03
Late registration is the big brother of college drop-out, It feels more mature and It is less disperse.
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From 12/04/2018 00:49
Fun album to listen to. This album is a little long for my taste, but still a fantastic album.
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Rating:  
95/100
From 09/25/2018 02:47
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.
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From 06/09/2018 17:04
Kanye made something beautiful here. Even better than The College Dropout, if you ask me.
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90/100
From 06/04/2018 16:50
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.
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Rating:  
85/100
From 05/17/2018 19:31
This is an underrated album in Kanye West's discography. Definitively contains some of the best sampling from Kanye's career.
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90/100
From 05/04/2018 07:12
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.

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From 01/29/2018 01:41
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)
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