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All Kanye West Album Covers Explained

From the Dropout Bear to nothing, a weird evolution.

CraveOnlineby CraveOnline
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Regardless of what you think of Kanye, there’s no denying that the man is very artistic and that he cares about all aspects of art he creates. That is one of the reasons why Kanye West album covers are so well-known, some beloved and sometimes even controversial. The earlier ones are going to invoke the nostalgic feel as much as smelling grandma’s cooking, while the newer ones will garner as much criticism as, well, Kanye’s quotes nowadays.

We take a look at all of the Kanye West album covers from all of his seven solo albums The College Dropout (2004), Late Registration (2005), Graduation (2007), 808s & Heartbreak (2008), My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy (2010), Yeezus (2013), and The Life of Pablo (2016). And also the cover from the duo album Watch The Throne (2011) Kanye did together with Jay-Z.