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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: 116th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
87/100 (from 718 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 2012 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 2010s (3rd)
Top 200 albums of all time (116th)

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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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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 ffudnebbuh 01/13/2016 14:29
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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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From DDrizzles 08/23/2015 21:47
Thinking about this album makes me somewhat sad. It was when I realized that the Grammys, the standard for greatness in my eyes growing up, were all messed up. Macklemore's "The Heist" took the award that year for best Hip Hop album. While I think it is a good album, this album surpasses it and was the best hip hop album of 2012 and everyone knew it. This album deserves so much recognition and it is a classic.
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From callinmclinden 07/26/2015 17:34
I'm trying to flaw this album but no matter how many times I listen nothing at all strikes me as bad. Goosebumps are the standard whenever I listen to this. The amount of different styles of rap, musical ideas, flows, beats that Kendrick attempts on this record is ridiculous and he absolutely nails every single verse perfectly. Instrumentally this album is perfection, from "trap-influenced" to smooth, classic sounding hip-hop. Lyrically this album is unbelievable, the concept that he is trying to get across is executed with perfection. At first the phone messages throughout the album bugged me a little but I've come to realised that they tie together all the tracks brilliantly while telling a story that is both interesting and compelling. The ideals and issues Kendrick addresses on this record are done with such elegance and precision. The features are all perfectly placed without taking anything away from the track's story-telling. Talent oozes out of every single track, whether it be lyrically, production-wise or just from the sheer amount I find myself enjoying what I'm hearing. It's a crime to say good kid, m.a.a.d city is anything short of a modern classic and it's an even bigger crime to say Kendrick Lamar isn't one of the greatest artists of modern times. This album will, in my opinion, go down as, not just a breakthrough for Kendrick, but a benchmark in this millennium's musical history.
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