Kanye West, Graduation
Official release date: September 11
We think: Now that we've heard his album, we're even more disappointed in Kanye for not taking a more active role in his beef with 50 Cent; pretty much every track on Graduation is better than anything we've heard from Curtis so far. We weren't crazy about singles "Stronger" and "Can't Tell Me Nothing," but this record has better ones waiting in the wings, namely "Champion," "Good Morning," and "Flash Lights," which all sound radio-ready. Bonus: No Jamie Foxx this time!