Album Appreciation Post - Graduation by Kanye West
Graduation by Kanye West was an important album in many ways. Up until its release in September 2007, hiphop was dominated by gangster rap. Artists like 50 Cent and The Game were in their prime.
Graduation brought a whole new electronica inspired sound. The instrumentals were epic and catchy, unlike his previously jazz and soul influenced work. This paired with Kanye's hooks, delievert and thoughtful lyrics, has made Graduation an album I keep coming back to.