Kanye West is one of the most critically-acclaimed and best-selling hip-hop artists in history. However, unlike Nas or N.W.A., fans rarely agree on West's best album, with almost all of his works - spanning an array of styles - being a popular choice.
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The grand, elaborate Late Registration took West's concepts from The College Dropout to a new level, taking influence from a range of genres and deep lyrical themes.
Late Registration took influence from different genres
Rather than making a standard hip-hop album, West worked with producer Jon Brion, who took influence from artists including Portishead, Coldplay, and Fiona Apple. This array of influences elevated the album above West's other works.