Kanye West is undoubtedly one of the music industry’s most popular, prolific and polarizing figures, and his music, videos and various artistic endeavors over the years has helped to shape and change pop culture as we know it.
We’re taking a look back and seeing how all of his studio albums fared on Metacritic, which compiles reviews from journalists around the world.
Here’s how their ranking system works: “Creating our proprietary Metascores is a complicated process. We carefully curate a large group of the world’s most respected critics, assign scores to their reviews, and apply a weighted average to summarize the range of their opinions. The result is a single number that captures the essence of critical opinion in one Metascore.”
From his 2004 debut studio album The College Dropout up to this year’s Donda 2, here’s how Kanye West’s albums are ranked…