The Blueprint (studio album) by Jay-Z

The Blueprint by Jay-Z
Year: 2001
Overall rank: 512th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 670 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 2001 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (84th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (512th)
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78/100 (from 670 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 77.9/100, a mean average of 75.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 20.9.

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Rating:  
90/100
From 05/13/2022 08:05
Album Rating: 82.54
(1,073/13)

1.The Ruler's Back. 74
2.Takeover. 85
3.Izzo (H.O.V.A.). 70
4.Girls, Girls, Girls. 84
5.Jigga That Nigga. 68
6.U Don't Know. 88
7.Hola' Hovito. 76
8.Heart Of The City (Ain't No Love). 97
9.Never Change. 81
10.Song Cry. 84
11.All I Need. 81
12.Renegade (Feat. Eminem). 90
13.Blueprint (Momma Loves Me). 85
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75/100
From 02/16/2022 07:36
A one of the better RAP albums made by a future billionaire and businessman.
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70/100
From 11/03/2021 12:22
Catchy, politically correct hip hop anthems that panders to white people and radio stations in order to sell as much as possible. And even though I can enjoy a good '00s' rap chorus, and he inspired many artists to do the same (I especially like Lil Wayne's eloquent earworms), but I also... don't really care. I rather praise Jay-Z to what he brought to hip hop flow-wise, but on this album it isn't really there, let's be honest. Really listen to the flow - not the lyrical content, or how fast he's rapping - and tell me it's not less rewarding than what he did on Reasonable Doubt.
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Rating:  
95/100
From 12/09/2020 16:25
One of few Jay-Z albums that are consistently good, and it is incredibly good, every track is amazing.
except Girls, Girls, Girls
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Rating:  
80/100
From 11/26/2020 16:56
Um hip hop novo começava!
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75/100
From 11/04/2020 03:36
I like the music and production, but get tired of Jay not having much to say.
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70/100
From 12/27/2019 08:03
Jay-Z is that first-person shooter game that only has going for itself that it has slightly better graphics. Yes, his flow flows, but that's all. And then to hear his rapping go over snippets of The Doors' "Five to One" even borrowing the bass and percussion, I'm like what's the point? Like a lot of '00s rappers the beats are so random; just the minimum they need to get their flow going. Thankfully, Kanye brought some difference in that (but not as succesfully yet on every track of this album). But all that is no problem if the rapping is something exceptionally interesting to listen to, but to some of y'all rap can only be so enjoyable to listen to and your support for the game is just an act of political correctness. Lyrically though, he might be exceptionally interesting - although "Girls, Girls, Girls" makes me put huge question marks to that statement. He likes to have his cake and eat it; have his street cred and have a rich, book smart vocabulary. And rich his vocabulary is, and OG his history is, but unlike others I don't need my black heroes to conform to white standards of quality to call them genius, and I don't need my black heroes to conform to black standards of quality to feel justified to like them, respectively. They just have to make good music.
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75/100
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Favorite Tracks:The Ruler's Back, Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)
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