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  • Audio CD (September 11, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: September 11, 2007
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Roc-A-Fella Records
  • ASIN: B000RG1FMO
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (353 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #742 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Graduation is the 3rd installment in the Kanye West series of ground breaking albums, targeting every school kid, from those that have dropped out (Debut Album, College Dropout), to those late registrants (sophmore album Late Registration), to those that have gone on and completed school (current album Graduation). Though technically this earmarks a junior year, West's approach to crafting this album was very much senior. Kanye teams up with veterans Daft Punk and Edwin Birdsong on Stronger- Graduation's forthcoming single; as well as enlisting a little help from current chart topper T-Pain on Good Life. Chris Martin of Coldplay appears on a track called HomeComing as well. Kanye has continued to prove his understanding and appreciation for a wide array of music and musical influences. What makes GRADUATION so special? Like most Kanye titles, his fearlessness and blindness to inhibiting boundaries, coupled with his fan driven core competence is evidence that he knows exactly what people yearn for...great music, perspective, and a voice to be heard.

Kanye West's third in a whimsical trilogy of "scholarly" albums, Graduation wears its predecessors' badges of success on its sleeve. Matriculation has its rewards, apparently, and it's time to take stock. Lyrically, there's plenty of self-congratulation to attend to, but the real fun comes in the collabs, and West chooses co-conspirators like a kid in a candy store--John Legend ("Good Life"), Coldplay's Chris Martin ("Homecoming"), Mos Def and the Section Quartet (both adorable choices for the foreboding "Drunk and Hot Girls")--and plucks samples with A-list braggadocio: Elton John, Steely Dan, Daft Punk, Can, Michael Jackson, Public Enemy. Nothing here quite captures the superlative symbiosis of West's past best beats (think "Gold Digger"), but the central motif remains: No one ever accused Kanye West of being too cool for school, and Graduation still knows how to party. True, Kanye West will happily whine about the pitfalls at the top of the heap, clear his throat and try to rhyme it with Barry Bonds, or diss fish in a barrel all day, but that can't stop a shameless good time, and Graduation maintains an unshakeable knack for producing it. --Jason Kirk

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This cd is great; I love it more every time I listen to it.
K. Pitzer
If you want to make a decision whether to get 50 Cent's Album or Kanye's.
Each song has a good to great beat and the lyrics go with the song.

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77 of 93 people found the following review helpful By jazzy modes on September 10, 2007
Format: Audio CD
Kanye West is thoughtful ("Everything I'm not, made me everything I am," he explains on "Everything I Am") and has a voice like honey and a breathtakingly broad musical palette.
On his third album, West wants that acceptance on a big piece of paper, rolled up in a ribbon and presented to him in front of the applauding world. To make sure that everyone had the date in their diary, he pulled the release forward to clash with his nemesis, 50 Cent. But why bother? If anyone was going to get the prize for coming top of the class right now, it would be West.
"Graduation" sums up the qualities that made West a star: smart sampling, funny pitched-up vocals, a new found maturity, sagacious rapping and a finely attuned ear for infectious beats and rhythms.
There are also a couple of new ingredients: steely, electro synths from Daft Punk on "Stronger" and Caribbean lilts on "Good Life".
He's even got rappers' favourite indie boy Chris Martin doing his best Gilbert O'Sullivan impression on "Homecoming".
Despite all this, something about "Graduation" feels a bit cold.
The goofy glamour of "Gold Digger" and "Touch the Sky" have been edged out by over-earnest, gratingly repetitive self-promotion and an underlying sense of isolation and paranoia. And for all his right-on credentials, "Drunk & Hot Girls" veers close to hip-hop's tired old misogyny.
Kanye West is a 'conscious' rapper whose album samples Steely Dan and kraut rock beards Can; who muses on the stress of success; and who likes speeded up chipmunk vocals.
"Graduation" will leave some fans cold (it's a pop album that takes hip hop further into mainstream dance culture).
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By S. Gross on September 18, 2007
Format: Audio CD
First off let me say that I'm a HUGE Kanye West fan! Being from Chicago yet away from home, in the Air Force, Kanye's music has been the pictures from home I need when I'm away! Now after all of that I have 2 say I'm really disapointed in what I heard when I opened up that creative little package the CD comes in! After Late Registration came out a lot of mainstream media publications complained that the skits were unfunny and annoying. It seems that with Graduation Kanye did something I wouldn't expect him to do, he caved in to critics! There are NO skits on Graduation. What he didn't realize was those "annoying" skits upheld the theme of the album. I was SO LET DOWN when I started 2 play my Graduation CD for the first time and did not hear Chicago comedian Dee-Ray's Bernie mac impression either bashing Kanye for his poor performance doing his school years or congratulating him for graduating. From that point on there is NO CONNECTION to the first two albums as the title suggest and for a huge fan of those CDs like myself that was something that was hard to get past. Kanye seems to spend a lot of the album answering to critics about past statements he made or past outfits he's worn! Where's the guy who doesn't give a damn what ANYONE thinks and goes with what he feels??? I support that guy! All and all the songs on this CD are very good and MUCH better than anything that's out now! You have to admire someone who's made it without constantly harping on guns, drugs, the club and stealing someone's girl. But I bought into the hype and RAN out and bought the CD as soon as possible so Kanye's 1st week sells would beat 50's "and they DID! YES, HIP HOP IS NOT DEAD!" and I argued with friends who thought about downloading this CD. But in the end as good as this music is and it IS A REALLY GOOD CD, it was not what I was waiting for and I was left hoping for more.
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44 of 52 people found the following review helpful By Marc Antomattei on September 9, 2007
Format: Audio CD
I'm sure many of you, if not everyone has heard the phrase "if you heard one of them, you heard them all before." It's a good way to explain Kanye's third offering.

Everyone knows about "the battle" of the two biggest selling hip hop artist by now, that being 50 Cent and Kanye West. Their albums are being dropped on the same day. And with that Fiddy also dropped a famous quote that most people know by now, creating the battle of who is bigger and better. That quote being "If Kanye West sells more records than 50 Cent on September 11, I'll no longer write music. I'll write music and work with my other artists, but I won't put out anymore solo albums."

I am an unbiased listener and reviewer who buys both 50's and Kanye's albums, and respect both men. I have to say however that I know 50 Cent is the bigger artist and the better selling between the two. My predictions is that 50's third studio release "Curtis" will outsell Kanye's "Graduation". I had the opportunity to pick up both in Japan before they were released in the states because of the difference in time by 13 hours.

My report is that while Graduation is a tight album, there is no singles or songs on the record that just jump out at me and leave me breathless. It's the same game that has been done before, and Kanye has nothing new to offer his listeners. The same sound production and delivery of lyrics. Kanye is still sampling songs, especially old skool soul.

On the other hand 50 Cent comes at us fresh, working with a whole new team of various producers. I wasn't dissapointed enough with Graduation though to the point where I didn't want to buy the album, because it is a good purchase. Just don't get your expectations up too high expecting another "College Dropout" or better.
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50 Cent is a clown, Kanye West disappoints.
u crazy kanye west cd is fire
Sep 20, 2007 by j l |  See all 6 posts
Top 3 Graduation Songs
How can all of you guys leave out The Glory, the beat as well as the flow is sick.
*I'm pop, the Barkers
I'm hood, the Parkers
While y'all was in limbo
I raised the bar up*

Straight heat
Sep 7, 2007 by Andrew Sanchez |  See all 35 posts
Kanye VS 50 Cent(Curtis) Lets GO
Comical gansta talk aside id have to say Kanye Wests album is better of the 2. ofcourse there aint much competition considering 50 cent is a drooling from the mouth moron!
Sep 4, 2007 by Amazon Customer |  See all 39 posts
Bout time he made a new album
i would have to say that i think that his new singles are weaker than anything on late registration and 90 percent of the stuff on the college dropout, especially in a lyrical sense
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