I really don’t like the singer which I couldn’t get passed. I found the vocals unlistenable at times, particularly in “Tame.” I liked “Here comes your man” but I already knew that one and think it sounded pretty different than everything else I heard on the album. There were a few others I liked, like “Hey” and “Mr. grieves” but overall was not a fan and wouldn’t choose to listen to this album again
I like this album. A lot of very pleasant songs to listen to. The Frank Lloyd Wright one was pretty weird. My favorite song that I didn’t already know was The Only Living Boy In New York. They always make me think of IB film class because The Graduate was the first movie we ever watched.
This is a very generic pop album. I remember hating shake it off when it came out but I never listened to it all until now. Welcome to NY was trash. Some songs are ok like Blank Space and Style but overall I didn’t find much impressive about this album. My friend who is a huge Taylor swift fan said she thinks this is her worst album
I imagine this album is going to score quite well in this group. I thought it was a very interesting concept to have one long song broken up into segments for half the album. I really enjoyed the guitar in When you love. Like when the Dead jam there were some parts I didn’t enjoy as much (where you love) but overall liked this one.
The songs aren’t bad but his voice is. If these songs were written for other people they’d be better.
I was not a fan of the rapping on this at all. I know how important the message is but the flow and rhymes are so unimpressive compared to rap today. The singing songs were much better. I can tell that this album must have sounded very different and futuristic at the time but I hated the techno heavy tracks like Scorpio. My favorite song Was dreamin
Very standard country album to me. Not bad but don’t see what makes this so special or deserving to be on the list. But country is not my genre so maybe I’m not looking for the right things
The only song I knew from this already was hallelujah. I think that and the other ballads were the best songs but overall liked most of this. The more upbeat songs in the beginning had some unusual structures and weren’t my favorite but overall I liked how modern this sounded. Some of these songs felt like they could be released by Harry Styles or another pop rock artist today
I started off enjoying this album because the songs are so catchy and he has a great voice but after 5-6 songs it started to feel like the same song over and over again. Like you could have taken the lyrics from any song from this album and swapped them with any other song from this album and it would have sounded totally normal.
This is widely considered to be a classic album and some consider it one of the best rap albums of all time. I can’t say I really agree. I know how influential this album was in shaping the west coast/gangster rap sound and I do believe Dr. Dre is one of the greatest producers of all time but I’ve always felt that almost every song on this album sounds the same, probably because every beat uses the flute/synth sound that came to define west coast hip hop and there are just too many features of the same people over and over. I prefer the sequel, The Chronic 2001
Some of the songs were too poppy for me but overall I liked it. The last song was my favorite
Best guitar solo ever?
I turned this off seconds into the first song. I tried skimming through a couple others. I don’t know why anyone would choose to listen to this. I would give it a 0 if I could.
I thought this was ok but no different sounding than any other early 90s rap album. I Liked people everyday and the flow in u was very creative for its time. But I feel like whoever made this list has never listened to rap and just asked their one 50 year old friend that used to listen to rap what albums they should put on and then blindly followed that.
I liked this a lot. I had only ever heard the first song on this album before. I didn’t really care for the instrumental song but liked everything else. Pretzel logic has a great solo
As Ice T said in Ziplock, “I’m back motherfucker” I’ve never really listened to Ice T before. I thought the first skit was pretty funny. I’m not quite sure what it was but I found his flow a little strange and didn’t love it on most of the songs. I think it wasn’t lyrically impressive enough for how slow he was rapping. This would have benefited from features. I really just am not an fan of any rap from this time period and think it all sounds the same.
Way too long. Sorry
This has my favorite Beatles song, I’m looking through you, plus classics like Drive my car, nowhere man, and in my life. Easy 5
This is the album that really turned Beyoncé into the mega star she is today and it’s easy to see why. Almost everyone song was a major hit and they’re all good. Plus features from the biggest artists of the decade, especially if you swap some of the originals for the Deluxe remixes
Really don’t like the beat in the first song but do like a lot of the others, especially in Da Bitchez and Ain’t the Devil Happy. All the beats on here are DJ Premiere, one of the best producers of all time, but he grew a lot as a producer since this project. Even his beats only a couple years later on reasonable doubt are much stronger. I generally find hip hop beats made before vocal samples were used in the beats to be pretty boring. The lyrics were fine but nothing special at all. I genuinely feel that almost every rap album from 1988-1994 sounds exactly the same. Jungle music was my favorite song. And a Big shoutout to Hoyt Schermerhorn though!!!
A lot of people would say this is the best rap album of all time. I wouldn’t go that far but it is very good. Nas’s greatest strength is his story telling ability which you hear on almost every song here, especially NY State of mind. I wish he switched his flow up a little more on this but they didn’t do that back then and he does now on his newer stuff. My favorite song on this is The World is Yours.
One of the best rap albums ever. Kendrick’s story telling ability is unmatched which you can see throughout the narrative of this album and especially in songs like Sing about me. I feel that there are some similarities to illmatic but this represents the west coast perspective and the rapping is more evolved and technical. This album has some of his best hits like Backseat Freestyle, mad city, and money trees. The guest verses are all fantastic particularly Drake on Poetic Justice and Jay Rock on money trees with one of the best features of all time. And Jay Z on the bitch don’t kill my vibe remix with one of the best flexes ever “sitting next to Hillary smelling like dank”
This was pleasant background music. It should not be on this list
I throughly enjoyed this project. It had a nice blend of rap, R&B, soul, and funk. I’m used to hearing cee lo sing but not rap as much and he’s pretty good at it. The features were also very nice. I downloaded and would listen again.
I thought the songs were nice sounding but I was confused by the lack of structure in a lot of them
I like seems like a long time. Also enjoyed his rendition of that’s all right. Was not expecting it to go into Amazing grace. I liked this album but wouldn’t say I loved it