Kanye West
The College Dropout

Genres: Hip Hop

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Best of All-time Lists, Best of Decade Lists, etc.
Amazon.com (USA) - The Best of the Decade in Music... So Far (2006) No Order
BET (USA) - Top 10 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 3
Complex (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the Complex Decade 2002-2012 21
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Top 100 Albums Ever (2010) 100
Consequence of Sound (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 16
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - The 100 Best Albums from 1983 to 2008 (2008) 4
Entertainment Weekly (USA) - Top 10 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 1
Ghostly (USA) - Top 110 Albums of the 2000s (2009) No Order
Glide (USA) - Top 50 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 27
Kitsap Sun (USA) - The Top 101 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 29
Michigan Daily (USA) - Top 50 Albums of the New Millennium (2004) 31
National Public Radio (USA) - Top 50 Albums of the 2000s (2009) No Order
OneThirtyBPM (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 45
Paste (USA) - Top 50 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 17
Pause & Play (USA) - Albums Inducted into a Time Capsule, One Album per Week No Order
Pitchfork (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of 2000-2004 (2005) 50
Pitchfork (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 28
PopMatters (USA) - The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s (2014) 29
Popblerd/bLISTerd (USA) - Top 100 (+50) Albums of the 2000s (2012) 23
Popdose (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 40
Rhapsody (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 7
Robert Dimery - 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die (Updated 2013) No Order
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 100 Best Debut Albums of All Time (2013) 19
Rolling Stone (USA) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (Updated 2012) 298
Rolling Stone (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 10
Slant (USA) - Top 250 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 52
Spin (USA) - The 125 Best Albums of the Past 25 Years (2010) 52
Spin (USA) - The 300 Best Albums of the Past 30 Years (2015) 59
Spin (USA) - Top 100 (+5) Albums of the Last 20 Years (2005) 45
Stylus Decade (USA) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 21
The Onion A.V. Club (USA) - Top 50 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 2
Time (USA) - Top 100 Albums of All Time (2006) No Order
Tom Moon (USA) - 1000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die (2008) Main entry
Under the Radar (USA) - Top 200 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 118
Various writers - Albums: 50 Years of Great Recordings (2005) No Order
Vibe (USA) - 150 Albums That Define the Vibe Era (1992-2007) No Order
Vibe (USA) - The 50 Greatest Albums Since '93 (2013) 51
XXL (USA) - 40 Years of Hip-Hop: Top 5 Albums by Year (2014) No Order
Clash (UK) - The Top 100 Albums of Clash's Lifetime (2004-2014) 17
FACT (UK) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 20
GQ (UK) - The 100 Coolest Albums in the World Right Now! (2005) 91
Hip-Hop Connection (UK) - The 100 Greatest Rap Albums 1995-2005 19
NME (UK) - The 50 Greatest Debut Albums (2010) No Order
NME (UK) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time (2013) 273
No Ripcord (UK) - Top 100 Debut Albums (2011) 31
No Ripcord (UK) - Top Albums 2000-2009 (2012) 23
Q (UK) - The Ultimate Music Collection (2005) No Order
Rock's Back Pages (UK) - Top 176 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 155.5
The Clash (UK) - The 50 Greatest Albums of Our Lifetime (2004-2009) 26
The Guardian (UK) - 1000 Albums to Hear Before You Die (2007) No Order
The Sun (UK) - Top 40 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 14
The Sunday Times (UK) - Top 30 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 14
The Times (UK) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 13
Uncut (UK) - Top 150 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 77
Dagsavisen (Norway) - The 21 Best Albums of the 21st Century (2005) 11
Dagsavisen (Norway) - Top 40 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 11
Nyt (Finland) - Top 10 Albums of 1995-2005 (2005) 10
Digg (Belgium) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 92
Studio Brussels (Belgium) - The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Nominations (2015) No Order
Sounds (Germany) - Top 50 Albums of the 2000s (2009) 17
Gilles Verlant (France) - 300+ Best Albums in the History of Rock (2013) No Order
Hervé Bourhis (France) - 555 Records (2007) No Order
Mondosonoro (Spain) - Top 50 International Albums of the 2000s (2009) 35
Rock de Lux (Spain) - The 300 (+200) Best Albums from 1984-2014 (2014) 301
In The Mix (Australia) - Top 30 Dance Albums of the 1990s (2010) 27
Screenagers (Poland) - Top 100 Albums of the 2000s (2010) 64
Ratings
All Music Guide (USA) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 5 Stars
Robert Christgau (USA) - Consumer Guide Album Grade A
Rolling Stone Album Guide, Ratings 1-5 Stars (USA, 2004) 4 Stars
Metacritic (Metascore 0-100, Weighted Average of Reviews from USA and UK) 88
Music Story (France) - Album Ratings 1-5 Stars 4.5 Stars
Piero Scaruffi, Italy (www.scaruffi.com), Album Ratings (Scale 1 to 10) 7.5
End of Year Lists
All Music Guide (USA) - Album of the Year No Order
Amazon.com (USA) - Albums of the Year 9
Billboard (USA) - Albums of the Year 2
Blender (USA) - Albums of the Year 1
College Music Journal (USA) - Albums of the Year 7
Eonline (USA) - Albums of the Year 3
Eye Weekly Canadian Critics Poll - Albums of the Year 7
Eye Weekly Writers (Canada) - Albums of the Year 11
Glide (USA) - Albums of the Year No Order
Grammy Awards (USA) - Album of the Year Nominee
LA Times (USA) - Albums of the Year 4
Pitchfork (USA) - Albums of the Year 18
PopMatters (USA) - Albums of the Year 1
Prefix (USA) - Albums of the Year 11
Rolling Stone (USA) - Albums of the Year 1
Spin (USA) - Albums of the Year 1
Stylus (USA) - Albums of the Year 12
Tracks (USA) - Albums of the Year 11
Village Voice (USA) - Albums of the Year 1
rapabout.com (USA) - Albums of the Year 2
Mojo (UK) - Albums of the Year 23
NME (UK) - Albums of the Year 7
Planet Sound (UK) - Albums of the Year 44
Playlouder (UK) - Albums of the Year 33
Q (UK) - Albums of the Year 29
The Observer (UK) - Albums of the Year 9
The Wire (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
Uncut (UK) - Albums of the Year 12
Word (UK) - Albums of the Year No Order
Dagsavisen (Norway) - Albums of the Year 2
Gaffa (Denmark) - Albums of the Year 28
Musikbyrån (Sweden) - Albums of the Year 1
Nöjesguiden (Sweden) - Albums of the Year 7
Panorama (Norway) - Albums of the Year 17
Rumba (Finland) - Albums of the Year 17
Sonic (Sweden) - Albums of the Year 13
OOR (Netherlands) - Albums of the Year 7
Intro (Germany) - Albums of the Year 23
Laut (Germany) - Albums of the Year 10
Spex (Germany) - Albums of the Year 5
Zundfunk (Germany) - Albums of the Year 9
Blitz (Portugal) - Albums of the Year 30
GO-MAG (Spain) - Albums of the Year 1
Mondo Sonoro (Spain) - Albums of the Year 15
Rock de Lux (Spain) - Albums of the Year 10
Y (Portugal) - Albums of the Year 12
Blow Up (Italy) - Albums of the Year 11
Musica (Italy) - Albums of the Year 51
Monitor (Croatia) - Albums of the Year 6


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