How do you celebrate the birthday of one of the most revered artists our generation? Do you simply say happy birthday and keep it moving? Of course not. You celebrate their achievements and look forward to what they have in store for us. So how are we going to celebrate the birthday of Kanye West? Exactly how you think we will—looking back and remembering the awesome albums that now span eleven years.
But here’s the catch—we will be looking back at Yeezy’s solo albums and the way we rank them will be a little different from the conventional way you conduct an album ranking. These album rankings will be judged on the full body of work, not just which album had the best singles. To make it easier just imagine you are going on a long road trip and your car’s aux is not working and the only option is playing a CD or listening to (gasp) the radio. Which Kanye West album would you choose? To spare you the tough decisions that will have to be made we already ranked them for you. So without further ado let’s get started.