Straight Outta Compton (studio album) by N.W.A

Straight Outta Compton by N.W.A
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 515th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 674 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1988 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1980s (76th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (515th)
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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 78.7/100, a mean average of 77.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.4.

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85/100
From 08/28/2021 17:57
Starts off really strong but unfortunately lags quite a bit in the second half.
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90/100
From 01/24/2021 13:10
Maybe been a little ungenerous towards this over the years. When it came out it was all we played. Even the casual rap fan mates liked this one. And where some hard rap tracks from PE, BDK, Rakim had been explosive, the title track from this was atomic. And that's where the problem has been for me, judging the whole album as not as good as that or FTP or the b side not as good as the a. The title track is a goat against any genre. And the album as a whole is fine indeed and stands up with all the other classic rap of 88. Legendary and inspirational and influential.
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80/100
From 11/08/2020 20:39
Huge out of the gate and mostly fun the rest of the way.
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From 03/21/2020 03:33
This platter is a nifty lil toe tapper. Just right to enjoy with a glass of mineral water (with honey) in a warm bath.
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From 05/26/2019 18:17
I enjoy this album first time I heard this album was on tape passed around junior high the year it came out someone recorded on a blank tape passed it around and now I own it on vinyl. The subject matter is a listen but its like watching a violent movie its like listening to Slayer its not that listening to evil makes us evil its like watching a scary movie
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55/100
From 02/04/2019 09:29
Seminal Rap album that is incorrectly labelled as the 1st Gangsta Rap release , rather it was the first Gangsta Rap album to garner mainstream success largely on word of mouth and infamy. Interestingly success was found mainly in the homes of disenfranchised white males rather than the black community

For a group that really only released 2 albums proper before internal bickering tore them apart , N.W.A's influence on the gene cannot be underestimated

This album is essential listening for all music fans
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85/100
From 01/05/2019 13:56
What a superb album. Energy. Provocative. Great beats and tunes. Smart lyrics. Great delivery. The Gangsta of Ice Cube and I love the whine of Easy
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90/100
From 10/17/2018 21:26
Not an outright masterpiece but it is a breakthrough for hip hop production (Dre's talents are really noticeable here). The rapping is just ok pretty much everywhere EXCEPT for when the excellent Ice Cube takes the mic... the whole project is elevated by Cube's energy.
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80/100
From 06/05/2018 05:12
One of the most important album in hip hop. Unfortunately it is not well tied-up together. Some forgettable moments and some classic moments.
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75/100
From 04/14/2018 04:52
Slightly overrated (I think Public Enemy's ITANOMTHUB is more influential for gangster rap and hip hop in general) but great album. Opening three tracks are solid gold.
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