By All Means Necessary (studio album) by Boogie Down Productions

By All Means Necessary by Boogie Down Productions
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 6,644th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 59 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1988 (89th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (973rd)
Award Best albums of all time (6,644th)

Boogie Down Productions bestography

By All Means Necessary is ranked 2nd best out of 7 albums by Boogie Down Productions on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Boogie Down Productions is Criminal Minded which is ranked number 3412 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 430.

Boogie Down Productions album bestography « Higher ranked (3,412th) This album (6,644th) Lower ranked (9,891st) »
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77/100 (from 59 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.5/100, a mean average of 77.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.7.

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From 06/25/2019 12:00
One of the essential conscious hip-hop albums. KRS-One's lyric's toe the line between corny and insightful, but they come across as honest and earnest due to his young age at the time and the circumstances surrounding the death of the other member of BDP, Scott La Rock. Despite La Rock's absence, the beats and production are still top notch, and KRS proves why he's one of the greatest MC's of his generation.
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From 09/26/2018 18:58
More perfectly adequate hip hop from 1988. With the amount of hip hop albums that came out that year, many of them struggle to pull away from the pack but KRS One is a forceful rapper and is beginning to transition into a more conscious hip hop style.
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From 05/15/2016 22:47
Boogie Down production might be influential but their music haven't aged well.
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From 06/28/2014 14:48
Must have listened to my philosophy as much as any other track ever. Rest of the album nowhere near as strong as that or the debut but still strong.
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From 09/17/2012 19:00
The J, the I, the M
The M, the Y, the J, the I...
It's Jimmy!
It's Jimmy!
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