The Chronic (album) by Dr. Dre

The Chronic
The Chronic by Dr. Dre
Year: 1992
Overall rank: 441st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 612 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1992 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (81st)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (441st)
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79/100 (from 612 votes)
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85/100
From 06/07/2020 11:05
I can't stand modern hip-hop. I tolerate old-school hip-hop... but this? This rules. This and Doggystyle are pure gold.
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From 07/20/2019 17:53
Favorite Tracks:Nuthin' But A ''G'' Thang, Lil' Ghetto Boy, Lyrical Gangbang, Bitches Ain't Shit
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From 09/03/2018 11:26
Brilliant g funk classic set the stage for the next 15 years of rap. a truly innovative funk laden classic celebrating all the makes cali great. Women Weed ad Weather. Still influencing hip hop over 25 years later. A true classic from the day it was issued. Introduced Calvin Broadus aka Snoop Dogg to the masses.
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90/100
From 09/03/2018 10:58
Between all the angry, shouting rappers, suddenly Snoop Dogg arises, makes a gesture with his right hand as if he’s steering a wheel and goes “bow wow wow yippie yo yippie yay”.

Production is of course groundbreaking.
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95/100
From 08/05/2018 11:50
An amazing G-Funk album filled with great lyrics, beats and basslines.
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70/100
From 05/22/2018 04:07
Not a huge fan of gangsta rap so I do not understand why this album is considered such a hip hop classic. I prefered a lot 2001 and Compton as I think Dre's production to a big step up. Still a very good album.
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From 05/30/2017 23:45
This album is basically Enter the Wu-Tang's predecessor. All the beats by Dre and a lot of people rapping. I'm curious to see what Dre does next.
Favorite tracks: Fuck wit Dre Day, Let Me Ride, Nuthin but a G Thang, Deeez Nuuuts, Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat, Stranded on Death Row, Bitches Ain't Shit
Least favorite track: Lyrical Gangbang
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From 02/22/2017 00:26
Classic rap
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90/100
From 12/24/2016 01:36
Best track: Lil' ghetto boy
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From 07/18/2016 08:46
very original, nothing sounded like this and for a while half of the rappers around were trying to imitate it. the beats are excellent and there are a few absolutely classic elements. very funky and the raps are often charmingly dated and humorous.

they're just having fun, the gangbanging stuff isn't meant to be taken seriously - the intro to rat-tat-tat-tat: "once again, the mighty Death Row Organization commitin' maaaaaa-aass murda, and we ain't askin' for s&^% nigga, we takin' it" - lol, unless you really believe they support mass murder and thievery. it's hard not to smile while this is on. the over-the-top gangster lyrics make this the musical equivalent of some ridiculous non-stop action movie. the way Dre arrogantly lays down some seriously mediocre, vacant rhymes more slowly than I talk really cracks me up as well.

especially after listening to really smart, fast rappers with great flow, the kind you pick up on some double entendre or wordplay that you haven't noticed b4 every time you hear it, to switch to this and still be in that mindset is a riot. you have your thinking cap on for this and all you come up with is, 'see, it puts the picture in your head like this, he's clearly setting the gun aside to smack b*&^%es for talking s*&^," lol. I know I'm not making it sound all that great, but it's awesome. this is music, not poetry. you listen to Nas for the poetry, you listen to this for the beats, the atmosphere, the fun, and the personality, all of which The Chronic has in spades.
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