This album was such a change, most albums at the time were all the same, shoot em' up bling bling type cheese. Then he came with his funny rhymes and amazing production, and made people think a bit more(for mainstream standards)
Guest appearances are all great. For him to release a mainstream album and include Kweli, Common and Mos Def on he automatically gets my respect.
Only songs I didn't like were Breath In Breath Out & Workout Plan because they got old very quickly and became 'cheesy', you know?
Most people think Late Registration won't be as good as this, but both his production and rhymes have improved from what I've heard, it will better College Dropout in my opinion.