It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back (studio album) by Public Enemy

It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back by Public Enemy
Year: 1988
Overall rank: 244th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 893 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 1988 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (29th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (244th)
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90/100
From 04/03/2021 18:51
Documento histórico, muito mais que um álbum!
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From 12/11/2020 14:24
Genre-defining album, Hip-hop wouldn't be the same without it.
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From 12/07/2020 12:02
Lyrically this album is amazing. I also know that a lot of work had to be put in those beats, that being said, I have a lot of trouble with some of the sounds. The lyrics make up for it so its still an amazing listen, but i always prefer to go back to EPMD in 88. I rather listen to this record on vinyl and concentrate on Chuck Ds message.
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Fav. Tracks: Bring The Noise, Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic, Caught, Can We Get A Witness?, Night Of The Living Baseheads, Rebel Without a Pause, Party For Your Right To Fight.
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From 05/16/2020 10:57
One of the great hip hop albums, if not the great one. I love Griff's easy rap style, and the political lyrics are much more engaging and easier to listen to than the mysogynistic NWA albums.
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From 07/22/2019 15:01
Favorite Tracks:Bring The Noise, Don't Believe The Hype, Louder Than A Bomb, Night Of The Living Baseheads, Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos, Rebel Without A Pause
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From 06/27/2019 11:57
One of the best hip hop albums I've ever heard.

Favorites: Bring The Noise, Terminator X To The Edge Of Panic, She Watch Channel Zero?!
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From 06/23/2019 17:51
Very good album.

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From 06/19/2019 04:21
best album of 1988 by far.
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