Kanye West says new album ‘Waves’ is ‘not the greatest of all-time, but one of them’

New album 'Waves' will be released on February 11

Kanye West has elaborated on comments he previously made about his upcoming new album, having suggested that the record was the greatest ever made.

Last month, the rapper tweeted of ‘Waves’: “This is not album of the year. This is album of the life.” However, West has now backtracked on his remarks, stating that the album is not the greatest of all-time, but just one of them.

Listing the likes of Jay Z, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Jimi Hendrix and 2-Pac as other artists who have created some of the best records ever, West then wrote on Twitter: “This new album is ONE of the greatest albums not the greatest just one of…”


He added: “So many musicians touch my life and made me who I am… I want to make something great to [honour] my idols”. See those tweets beneath.





West will release ‘Waves’ on February 11 and will perform the album in full at New York’s Madison Square Gardens that same night. The show will be live-streamed at cinemas around the world, with UK cinema chain Vue amongst those signed up to show the gig live.

The title of West’s new album has been changed numerous times. Initially announced as ‘So Help Me God’ in March 2015, West then changed the album’s title to ‘Swish’ a few months later in May 2015.

Just a couple of weeks prior to the album’s official release, last month saw West again change the album’s name, this time to ‘Waves’.

West’s wife Kim Kardashian has taken to Twitter to ask fans which name they prefer: ‘Waves’, ‘Swish’ or ‘So Help Me God’.