How I Got Over (album) by The Roots

How I Got Over
How I Got Over by The Roots (2010)
Release date: 2010-06-22
Overall rank: 1,497th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 191 votes)
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Award Top albums of 2010 (23rd)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (220th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,497th)
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The Roots bestography

How I Got Over is ranked 2nd best out of 14 albums by The Roots on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Roots is Things Fall Apart which is ranked number 1140 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,565.

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From PatchesTheGreat 03/25/2016 22:10
Introspective and gripping lyricism really is what makes this album amazing.
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90/100
From n8rob 12/25/2015 05:59
Can't even pick out my favorites on this album. It's all good.
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From replacementlevel 07/31/2013 14:07
First half of this album is among the best work The Roots have done. Last 20 minutes are practically unlistenable.
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From jhuik 01/04/2013 17:16
Is it true that white people can never get the real hip hop? What I like about this is that they are searching for positives. And they find real funk and soul with live instruments. And if through the sampling of some very white players like Newsom and Monsters they appeal to people like me, well good on them. To my mind, the Roots might be the only real hip hop band that really matters, precisely because they are universal enough to reach out to me. And this is their wall-to-wall epic. On my lists, this is the highest scoring rap album so I guess I think its's the best hip hop of all time album.
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From 11/30/2012 00:59
Best rap album of 2010 and a strong contender for The Roots best album. Rare for a rap album, theres no filler. It's a great reminder that rap albums don't need to be 60 min epics, with 16 tracks. They can be short, masterfully crafted works that can have important social messages, as this has. The Roots instrumentation is absolutely amazing here. "How I Got Over" is one of the best songs of the decade so far and the album is my favorite rap album of the decade so far.
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From neon32 11/01/2012 19:23
no money? no job? sick of your country? put in how I got over
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From junodog4 02/22/2012 00:03
The Roots manage to create substantial hip-hop with live instruments, minimal sampling, and no over-reliance on production. A great live band that creates hip-hop. This album shows a level of depth, maturity and reflection that Kanye reaches for, but far less narcissistic. Further, it's jazzy and subtle. A real winner.
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From paladisiac 12/08/2011 22:14
Their best album drops the angry ferocity of their last two albums for a more mature, inward-looking approach. A number of alternative acts help the hip-hop roots out like monsters of folk (great collaboration on "dear god 2.0"), the dirty projectors and joanna newsom. It's subdued yet still gripping.
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