6. MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY (2010)
Artist: Kanye West
Production: Kanye West, No I.D., Jeff Bhasker, Mike Dean
Acclaim: The rapper-in-distress stages his own hip-hopera with different strokes of ego, emotion and more ego. It’s Kanye’s Mona Lisa, a musical culmination of all his works prior.
Peak moment: An intense 38-second game of piano Tap Tap on “Runaway” is amped with "Look at ya!" chants.