808s & Heartbreak (studio album) by Kanye West

808s & Heartbreak
808s & Heartbreak by Kanye West
Year: 2008
Release date: 2008-11-24
Overall rank: 539th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 782 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2008 (7th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (92nd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (539th)

Kanye West bestography

808s & Heartbreak is ranked 7th best out of 11 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 32,292.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 79 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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76/100 (from 782 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 9% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.8/100, a mean average of 73.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.7.

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75/100
From 12/17/2020 02:28
I appreciate how Kanye is envelope-pushing here, but it's not my favorite collection of tracks.
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85/100
From 12/15/2020 01:14
So so so influential
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80/100
From 12/09/2020 15:51
It's entirely different, and yet again he pulls it off, once again influencing the sound of the genre.
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90/100
From 07/02/2020 02:36
Tbh, this is my favorite of Kanye's solo albums
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From 06/19/2020 07:54
Kanye played a big part in the sound of modern hip hop/r&b and this album was the key. The mixing across the album is really great, as if he suddenly got the ability to mix for stereo.. it's hard to explain. It's similar in ways to the way a lot of early 80s albums were mixed for hi-fi, very wide and sparse.
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From 02/18/2020 15:03
Manual de instrução para quase todo bom hip hop que veio depois disso. Além de farta influência do R&B e pop!
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From 10/28/2019 11:39
This is his best album ever, even in 2019 is one of the best i have ever seen, he's the best, the guy, yezus, thats why we love him.
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From 06/12/2019 20:30
Arguably Kanye's best album right behind Dark Twisted Fantasy. Not only was the album incredibly influential for the next generation of artists, but its incredibly heart and humanity make it an emotional listen every single time. Kanye bears his soul on this project.
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From 04/17/2019 00:40
Kanye invented a sound here that still goes on to shape hip-hop/r&b today.
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From 01/02/2019 04:56
Autotune: The album
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