Undun (studio album) by The Roots

Undun
Undun by The Roots
Year: 2011
Release date: 2011-12-06
Overall rank: 1,571st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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81/100 (from 135 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2011 (39th)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (248th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,571st)
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The Roots bestography

Undun is ranked 3rd best out of 15 albums by The Roots on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by The Roots is Things Fall Apart which is ranked number 1101 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 1,669.

The Roots album bestography « Higher ranked (1,520th) This album (1,571st) Lower ranked (3,051st) »
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81/100 (from 135 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 80.8/100, a mean average of 80.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.0.

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75/100
From 12/12/2019 16:03
One of my least favorite Roots album and it is still this high on the list. Lighthouse's chorus is infectious.
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From 05/28/2018 12:22
Clever concept album. Very tight
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From 07/10/2015 10:21
What will go down as one of the best and most important LP's of the 2010s.
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From 10/23/2013 19:41
The Roots are in fine form on this one. It has the same great groove that is the signature of the band, plus some truly excellent story-telling. For being their first concept album, they really killed it here. It's dark and beautiful.
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90/100
From 07/18/2013 12:59
I have to say, major kudos to The Roots for taking on the challenge of a rap concept album and doing incredibly well with it. Black Thought really amazes me with his rapping, it truly can be poetic. There’s even a short little instrumental suite at the end of the album that really finishes off the album nicely. It’s a really good album. Personally, I don’t think it was as good as their last album, “How I Got Over", but it certainly came close.
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From 06/27/2013 00:39
How I Got Over is an excellent hip hop album, the best of all time on my list. So this is not as great. Still lots of sounds to love here.
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From 05/02/2012 00:52
Solid, but not brilliant. The Roots churn out another strong hip-hop album with strong backing instrumentals and a groovy r&b flavour. Great storytelling as well. However, there are no memorable hooks or standout tracks. How I Got Over is much better.
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From 12/16/2011 16:02
This is a tough album to judge. It starts with a short instrumental and closes on 4 short mostly-instrumentals (inspired by a sufjan stevens track), and in-between is 30 minutes of dark ?uestlove poetry in the style of the first half of last year's "how i got over?". I've read it's a concept piece of a man dying, starting with his death telling his story chronologically backwards. Overall, it's a brooding, mostly-midtempo album which doesn't hit the highs of "how i got over?", mostly because it doesn't try to capture the energy of happiness. I like all of the instrumentals, the suite in particular, but nothing outstanding. i just wish there was more of the meaty mid-section.
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