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The Low End Theory (album) by A Tribe Called Quest

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The Low End Theory
The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest (1991)
Overall rank: 176th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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85/100 (from 849 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 1991 (8th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (41st)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (176th)

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90/100
The album starts off on a high, with full-on laid back chill vibes with the fat bass and jazzy makeup. The album has energy and poke but it remains playful. Of course, the incredible Ron Carter can't be ignored. It's just uplifting, groovy, chill and incredibly skilful. It's timeless, it's real shit. Utter masterpiece.
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From jhuik
A really classic hip-hop vibe from start to finish, and I love that they "get in the zone of positivity" unlike the vast majority of guns'n'gangsta rappers who too often die tryin'.
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From NickD89
This album brought an excellent fusion of jazz and hip hop. One of the most influential album of all time IMO. RIP Phife
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From gibson
No other group can match them with jazz-rap
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Good hip hop album, it flows wonderfully.
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From JulianR
Minimalist and jazzy, but pretty fun once you get used to it!
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Right in my wheelhouse, as hip-hop goes.
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From AAL2014
Definitely a landmark. Amazing use of loops and samples. The emphasis on jazz and funk make this an effortless listen on top of it being obviously highly influential.

I can hear the direct influence on some of my favorite hip hop records like Stankonia, To Pimp a Butterfly, and Madvillainy.
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From cmoshier
Best Tracks: Jazz (We've Got), Butter, Buggin' Out
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Jazz and hip hop merge together perfectly. The bass notes in "Buggin Out" are ridiculously fitting.
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