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The Chronic (album) by Dr. Dre

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The Chronic
The Chronic by Dr. Dre (1992)
Overall rank: 362nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 562 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1992 (6th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (69th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (362nd)

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 562 votes)
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From glynspsa
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
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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From Grouse
An amazing G-Funk album filled with great lyrics, beats and basslines.
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From NickD89
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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Classic rap
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From Mehran
Best track: Lil' ghetto boy
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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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From F1Aaron
Forever a classic. You wanna find an album to get into the genre of Hip Hop? This is one record to take major consideration. You can't go wrong with this album...
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75/100
I wish I could rate this higher. The singles had a big impact on me wanting to get into rap/hip-hop, but as an album, it could have done better with 10 songs (adjusted score would be 85) and possibly would have made my top 25 of the 90s. I feel Biggie's Ready To Die is a more quality album, but Dre's 2001 album... well next to The Carnival is easily the best rap album for me. Just my opinion.

Yes I realize this album is critical culturally... just speaking about taste/opinion.

Also I feel like Snoop Dogg is more on this album than Dr. Dre... might as well be a Snoop Dogg album... or maybe Snoop just raps SOOO much better.
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From pbutler
I can't believe how high this album is on this site. One of the greatest rap albums of all time
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