Damn. (studio album) by Kendrick Lamar

Damn.
Damn. by Kendrick Lamar
Year: 2017
Release date: 2017-04-14
Overall rank: 296th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 1,104 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 2017 (1st)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2010s (34th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (296th)

Kendrick Lamar bestography

Damn. is ranked 3rd best out of 8 albums by Kendrick Lamar on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Kendrick Lamar is To Pimp A Butterfly which is ranked number 23 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 41,098.

Kendrick Lamar album bestography « Higher ranked (39th) This album (296th) Lower ranked (673rd) »
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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 84 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 81 (278 votes)Comments: 5
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Rating: 78 (274 votes)Comments: 5
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Rating: 87 (304 votes)Comments: 2
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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 1,104 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.1/100, a mean average of 78.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.7.

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85/100
From 03/07/2021 22:53
No, it isn't as good as GKMC or TPAB, but it's still great. And you know, it has a couple of really great tunes on it. It didn't deserve to win the Pulitzer Prize or whatever, but it doesn't deserve some of the criticism it gets.
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From 12/09/2020 15:19
Another elite album from Kendrick, despite many people being disappointed in it after his previous two albums which are also legendary, this album is very creative and has deep lyrical themes as much as any other album in the genre. It is in my opinion on of the highest points of hip hop in the past two decades and will be remembered fondly in the future.
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75/100
From 11/29/2020 23:01
I like the pivot toward more personal lyricism, but I miss the musicality of the previous record.
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From 08/20/2020 02:26
good
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From 07/21/2020 17:08
Kendrick at his most introspective and deeply personal. As can be seen from the track titles, he addresses various topics throughout. Hence, this record is his least thematic and cohesive, and yet it holds well together because of the deeply emotional and introspective approach that Lamar takes. In a sense, this is the logical sequel to TPAB where in that one he looked mostly outward (obviously reflecting on how he fits within it all), in order to provide social critique, in DAMN Kendrick retreats into his own mind. All of this, in addition to the extremely pop influences and music (and the horribly annoying NEW KUNG FU KENNY callouts throughout the whole record) make this unsurprisingly the least compelling full-length record from Kendrick (at least for his fans, because his mother thinks it is actually his best). Still, overall it is worth a listen.
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95/100
From 06/24/2020 10:28
Fav. Tracks: BLOOD. DNA. ELEMENT. PRIDE. HUMBLE. XXX. FT. U2. DUCKWORTH.
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From 05/17/2020 00:44
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.
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70/100
From 02/11/2020 02:58
eh its okay.
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From 07/23/2019 04:23
Still, a really good album, but hasn't aged well
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75/100
From 07/22/2019 03:52
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.
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