This album is great! It's different from all the latest hiphop artists you're hearing these days...it actually has good lyrics that make sense. Thank god, as good as Mims' This is why I'm hot and Hurricane Chris' A Bay Bay beats are crazy, I can't the stupid, catchy choruses. Kanye West throws some great metaphors for today's standarts which is refreshing and the beats make my head nod all day."Homecoming" & "Flashing lights" are classics. Besides "good life", you won't hear many songs from Graduation in the clubs. But still, this album is absolutly terrific and I recommend it to anyone who listens to hiphop to give it a try, even if you're more into the gangsta rap.