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: 231st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top 5 albums of 1988 (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1980s (27th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (231st)
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From 05/29/2020 21:24
Fav. Tracks: Bring The Noise, Rebel Without a Pause.
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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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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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90/100
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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From 10/17/2018 21:42
The best hip hop album of 1988, the 80s and maybe even of all time. The production is a swirling tapestry of samples and noise that serves as a lunching pad for chuck d's angry rap rants... exhilarating record even by todays standards.
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From 08/27/2018 21:03
Best example of ‘80s hip hop. The aggressive vocal style comes especially to its right, now it’s not just about partying, but it (also) encompasses political subjects. And the sharp contrast between Flava Flav and Chuck D renders a comedic effect which is so essential to hip hop.
The beats have - no doubt - had an enormous effect on electronic music of the ‘90s. An early example of a drum ‘n’ bass beat can be heard on “Bring the Noise” - which was supposedly made by accident -, and they even rap over it. The aggressive noises that Terminator X makes often remind me of The Chemical Brothers or Aphex Twin.
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From 06/05/2018 05:05
One of the most important hip hop album of all time. Chuck D was revolutionnary. Black Steel in the hour of chaos is a great display of Chuck's storytelling.
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Best Albums of 1988
1. Daydream Nation by Sonic Youth
2. Surfer Rosa by Pixies
3. Spirit Of Eden by Talk Talk
4. It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back by Public Enemy
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