Honestly, line it up with any other albums that came out this year, and its prolly better. This album is complete excellence, from the hard beats to the brilliant lyrics. It cant be compared with Reasonable Doubt or Illmatic, but anyone who considered College Dropout a classic, this is in the same vein, actually I think its better than both Kanyes albums. No filler cuts, no gay ass fucking skits, just straight up music from dudes soul. I never really peeped him before this album, but he has gained my utmost respect, which is something NOT many rappers get from me these days. Not 1 bad song, the worst song is prolly a 7/10. I dunno, I aint bumped nothing like this, this hard in a long time. This album is crazy. I love it, honestly. Modern classic, indisputable. That is, unless your a Cam'ron fan who's mind is warped past reality.