500 Greatest Albums of All Time

Rolling Stone's definitive list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.

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Kanye West, 'The College Dropout'

298. Kanye West, 'The College Dropout'

Roc-A-Fella, 2004

On his debut, the self-proclaimed "first [rapper] with a Benz and a backpack" beat the producer-tries-to-rap jinx and broke boundaries others wouldn't acknowledge – from the gospel riot "Jesus Walks" to the Luther Vandross tribute "Slow Jamz."

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