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Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (album) by Kendrick Lamar 

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Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City by Kendrick Lamar (2012)
Release date: 2012-10-22
Overall rank: 110th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 777 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 2012 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 2010s (3rd)
Top 200 albums of all time (110th)

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Kendrick Lamar bestography

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City is ranked as the best album by Kendrick Lamar.

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-Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityTo Pimp A Butterfly

Members who like this album also like: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West, To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar and In Rainbows by Radiohead.

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From themattrobinson 03/30/2016 21:01
All-time hip hop classic. To Pimp a Butterfly is getting all the press lately, but this album is simply better, period. More consistent, better songs.
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From jonathankerr 03/26/2016 14:09
A modern hip hop classic
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From SugarSupply 12/21/2015 18:38
Story telling has never been so thought out and detailed, love every song especially Sing About Me.
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From louisjwyatt 11/23/2015 03:10
I've listened to this album probably 30+ times since it came out, excluding the million times I've heard select tracks by themselves, and for whatever reason it just clicked today. Finally understanding what all the hype has been about.
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From C_Krug2009 11/06/2015 01:51
This album is great, no doubt. However, I think people on this site are only limited in their exposure to modern hip hop to Kendrick, Kanye West and sometimes Drake. As an avid fan of the genre, there's SO much more out there than these guys.

Check out the mixtapes of Joey Bada$$, A$AP Rocky, Chance The Rapper, and Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller's Watching Movies and Faces or even Kid Cudi's Man on the Moon: The End of Day. These are all on par with Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
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From KilgoreTrout 10/03/2015 17:06
This is the album that resurrected my interest in hip hop. As a big fan of 90's rap I have been consistently disappointed by modern releases and the movement away from conscious lyricism. I was at a point of almost irreversible cynicism when I chose to dedicate an afternoon to listening to this album. The experience almost brought me to tears (not really but it would have been a good dramatic addition.) Good Kid M.a.a.D City is a record that pays homage to its forefathers, while still being incredibly revolutionary. It tells a story without sticking to an obvious linear direction. It intersperses catchy well produced songs with dark but humorous skits. It is a portrait of a young man's youth in Compton, and should be experienced in one sitting.

Sing About Me/ I'm Dying of Thirst is one of the best songs I have ever heard.
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From dgarr22 09/23/2015 02:41
Honestly, the lyricism is great, it talks about real problems that I personally can not relate to at all. If all the album was as good as Sherane A.k.a. Master Splinter’s Daughter, and M.A.A.D City, Swimming Pools and Sing About Me..., I would have this in my top 10 favorite albums, but there is 3 songs on this albums that I just can't get into, and that's the reason it's not in my top 50 albums. SKITS ARE AWESOME IN THE ALBUM.
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From AAL2014 09/22/2015 17:45
Certainly a modern day classic and one of the best hip hop albums ever. I do think Kendrick surpassed this with TPAB, but this record is truly a great one. More straight up hip hop for the most part than the more experimental TPAB, but that doesn't mean it is lacking the genius.

Kendrick is proving himself to be one of the great artists of this era.
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From TannerVHalv 09/13/2015 06:27
With this and To Pimp A Butterfly, Kendrick has made 2 of my top 3 favorite Hip Hop records ever. The man is a genius. I can't wait for whatever he does next.
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