Jay Z ranks his albums, from best to worst
December 5th, 2013
04:53 PM ET

Jay Z ranks his albums, from best to worst

Temporary vegan Jay Z is offering some clarity on his musical catalog.

Over on his website, Life + Times, the 44-year-old rapper has ranked his 12 albums in a post titled "The Scoreboard." We can only assume that since the first album's description is labeled as "classic" and the last album listed asks for the reader's forgiveness, these are ranked according to his preference.

Of course, Jay has been in the business long enough to not only have retired from music but return to it again, and his fans love to debate which version of the prolific artist put out the best music. How does your personal list compare to his?

1. "Reasonable Doubt" (Classic)
2. "The Blueprint" (Classic)
3. "The Black Album" (Classic)
4. "Vol. 2" (Classic)
5. "American Gangster" (4 1/2, cohesive)
6. "Magna Carta" (F***wit, Tom Ford, Oceans, Beach, On the Run, Grail)
7. "Vol. 1" (Sunshine kills this album ...  Streets, Where I’m from, You Must Love Me ...)
8. "BP3" (Sorry critics, it’s good. Empire (Gave Frank a run for his money))
9. "Dynasty" (Intro alone…)
10. "Vol. 3" (Pimp C verse alone… oh, So Ghetto)
11. "BP2" (Too many songs. F*****g Guru and Hip Hop, ha)
12. "Kingdom Come" (First game back, don’t shoot me)


Filed under: Celebrities • Jay-Z • Music

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Helen

    Surrounded by media consultants and image-makers, this barely-reformed crack dealer can just not get away from being F U G L Y.

    December 7, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. rob

    i wish you would put the release date. i don't know the names of the albums but remember time periods. i guess ill look each one up.

    December 6, 2013 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dante

    Egotistical-ass Kanye, on the other hand, would only be able to rank his own albums on a scale of 'best to best.'

    December 6, 2013 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Kelly Lynn

      A truer statement has never been said on a CNN entertainment comment feed.

      December 6, 2013 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |

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