Rolling Stone names Kanye West's "Yeezus," Drake's "Nothing Was The Same" and Danny Brown's "Old" in its Top 20 in the Best Albums of 2013.
Rolling Stone has named its "50 Best Albums of 2013."
Kanye West had the highest ranked Rap album on the list with Yeezus. Rolling Stone wrote about the project, which was #2 on the list, and how it ranks in West's discography.
"Kanye's electro masterpiece is his most extreme album ever, which is saying something," Rolling Stone writes regarding Yeezus. "No wonder the late, great Lou Reed embraced Yeezus, since it's basically the Metal Machine Music concept translated into futuristic Hip Hop, all industrial overload and hyper-tense egomania and hostile vibes."
During a September interview with BBC Radio One, Kanye West spoke about Yeezus' sound.
“I was able to start making exactly what was in my mind again,” Kanye said, speaking about Yeezus. “Not having to speak the textures of the time. Cause you know Cruel Summer is definitely Kanye West…If you look at it 200 years from now it’s not gonna stand out in the way that 808s or Yeezusstands out. And can completely push or redefine or make people say ‘Hey, I completely hate that’ or ‘I completely love that.’”
Drake's Nothing Was The Same ranked at #14 and Danny Brown's Old landed at #17, rounding out the list's Top 20.
Eminem's most recent project, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, landed at #24. Chance The Rapper's Acid Rap struck at #26 and Miley Cyrus' Bangerz arrived at #27 on the list.
Pusha T's My Name Is My Name made the list at #33, J. Cole hit at #41 with Born Sinner, Earl Sweatshirt's Doris made it at #42 and M.I.A. arrived at #47 with Matangi.