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7. 808s and Heartbreak (2008)

7. 808’s and Heartbreak (2008)

Similar to Jesus Is King, I’m sure not many people are surprised to see 808’s this low. While it may be 7th that does not make it bad under any circumstances. I consider this album very close to top tier, however his other projects simply outshine it. One thing that none of the other projects can compare to is 808’s influence. Kanye was one of the first artists to explore such heavy synth and auto tune and he set the stage for the next decade of artists using auto tune. This combined with his sad narrative after the passing away of his mother led to a very emotional yet great album. Once again however, it is simply outclassed.

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