Damn. (album) by Kendrick Lamar
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The best album by Kendrick Lamar is To Pimp A Butterfly which is ranked number 25 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 39,999.
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a mean average rating of 78.0/100. The trimmed mean (excluding outliers) is 80.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.1.
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I don't have any hot takes to contribute to this-the masses are correct. Yes, Kendrick is a fantastic lyricist with a great ear for hooks and the production on the album is strong. Yes, it has less going on thematically than GKMC or TPAB, and as a result is the least good of Kendrick's major albums. There are many highlights, like the spacey vibes of Yah and Pride, the storytelling depth of Fear, and the bar stacking insanity of DNA. But for the first time in Kendrick's career, there are also lowlights (the two lead singles Humble and Loyalty both feel generic and don't give Kendrick much room to show off his skills). It's very good and worth a listen, but I don't return to it from beginning to end very often.
eh its okay.
Still, a really good album, but hasn't aged well
Not quite as conceptually cohesive as his previous efforts, but DAMN is still full of foot-tapping and thought-provoking cuts from top to bottom. PRIDE has, what I believe to be, one of the most mesmerizing hooks I think I've ever heard. It just goes to show what an incredible artist Kendrick is if some people truly believe this is his "weakest" album.
With the focus shifted slightly from his blistering delivery and more onto catchy refrains, Kendrick Lamar moves on from To Pimp A Butterfly with a more meek approach. That’s not to say DAMN. is a less ambitious album - it’s probably the best case he’s made so far for hip-hop as a format for self-evaluation rather than self-aggrandisement.
More awesomeness by Kendrick Lamar. Music artist of the decade.
3rd best kendrick album, but not as good as the first 2, he can improve again obviously
This just felt a little bland to be honest, although there some ok songs here and "Humble" who pratically introduced me to Kendrick, overall this albun doesn't seem to know where exactly It wanna go.
To me this is Kendrick's worst work to date.
I do like plenty of songs in this, but also plenty I don't like. It jumps around so many topics without really getting to the bone with every single one. Other than that, I will come back to the songs I liked (especially DNA, Humble, Feel and Duckworth), but will probably not listen to the whole album that much.
After the critical acclaim of "TPAB", everyone was curious about how Kendrick Lamar's next project would be welcomed. Without giving a too subjective opinion that would lead to debates without a winner, let's say that he still managed to bluff his world. Resolutely different thematically and musically, we can qualify "DAMN." of success. Kendrick Lamar knows how to be bold and knows how to accompany his audience. It must be admitted that "Damn." still seems less striking than his predecessor. Already because we are less surprised by the excellence which King Kendrick is forced, then because the choice of productions, less flamboyant, may mark less spirits. One thing is certain: Kendrick Lamar has taken a new dimension and has just made a new demonstration of its precedence in the game. Between surprise announcements, excellent album and magic clips, no doubt the good news has been announced: the King, here it is.
Best track: "HUMBLE."