Yeezus, Born Sinner And All The Other Memorable Religious Album Titles

Born Sinner and Yeezus have arrived officially. Today’s the day for the real thang, early leaked illegal downloads aside. And with all the talk of born sinners and Kanye as Jesus, we may need to attend tomorrow’s Wednesday night Bible Study.

Kanye West and J.Cole aren’t the first and won’t be the last to dig through the religious scrolls for a clever album title. Jay-Z upstaged both his artists last night with his announcement of Magna Carta of the Holy Grail (July 4). Did every rap artist attend a revival conference last year we don’t know about? But long before Jay-Z or Kanye or Cole there was U2’s The Joshua Tree in 1987. Even hip-hop greats have donned themselves God’s Son like Nas did in his 2002 release. What the countless God-themed album titles says about any of the artist’s beliefs is between them and their higher power. Maybe it’ll at least disprove the Illuminati theories. As an ode to J. Cole and Kanye (may the best man sell the most records) we’ve gone back, way back, to find some memorable albums titles with a little bit of holiness.

Album: Yeezus
Artist: Kanye West
Released: June 18, 2013

Album: Born Sinner
Artist: J. Cole
Released: June 18, 2013

Album: Babel
Artist: Mumford and Sons
Released: September 21, 2012

Album: God Forgives, I Don’t
Artist: Rick Ross
Released: July 30, 2012

Album: God’s Son
Artist: Nas
Released: December 13, 2002

Album: The Joshua Tree
Artist: U2
Released: March 9, 1987

Album: 2Pacalypse
Artist: 2Pac
Released: November 12, 1991

Album: Jesus Piece
Artist: The Game
Released: December 11, 2012

Album: Magna Carta of Holy Grail
Artist: Jay-Z
Release: July 4, 2013

Album: Country, God or the Girl
Artist: K’NAAN
Release: October 16, 2012

Album: It’s Dark and Hell is Hot
Artist: DMX
Released: March 12, 1998

Album: God’s Plan
Artist: 50 Cent and G-Unit
Released: 2002

Album: Fear of God: Let Us Pray
Artist: Pusha T
Released: November 8, 2011

Album: The Seventh Deadly Sin
Artist: Ice-T
Released: October 12, 1999

Album: Highway to Hell
Artist: AC/DC
Released: August 3, 1979

Album: Rock N Roll Jesus
Artist: Kid Rock
Released: October 9, 2007

Album: Sainthood
Artist: Tegan and Sara
Released: October 27, 2009

Album: Devil Without a Cause
Artist: Kid Rock
Released: August 18, 1998

Album: Devils & Dust
Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Released: April 26, 2005

Album: Science & Faith
Artist: The Script
Released: January 18, 2011

Album: Faith
Artist: George Michael
Released: October 30, 1987

Album: Get Behind Me Satan
Artist: The White Stripes
Released: June 7, 2005

Album: Baptism
Artist: Lenny Kravitz
Released: May 17, 2004