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

The Low End Theory
The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
Year: 1991
Overall rank: 161st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 934 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1991 (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (34th)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (161st)
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Time left: 2d 20h 12m 41s
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The Low End Theory A Tribe Called Quest 1996 Vinyl Jive Records Good Condition
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Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 934 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 84.9/100, a mean average of 83.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.9.

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From 07/01/2020 06:53
I'm usually less enthusiastic about East Coast hip hop records, because the emphasis is usually on lyricism and less focus is put on the beats. But when both are executed nearly flawlessly, it's a bit of heaven.
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85/100
From 06/17/2020 06:59
Put this on, you'll have one of the most chilled out days of your life.
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80/100
From 02/22/2020 06:22
not really my thing but i can see the appeal
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From 01/26/2020 04:45
I've always had a major affinity for A Tribe Called Quest, initially because they created a brand of cerebral hip hop that appealed to both my artistic and political sensibilities. I'll miss the playful rhymes Phife Dawg brought to classic compositions such as "Buggin' Out," "Excursions," and "Scenario," and I'll always think of him in my pantheon of the great hip hop emcees. Rest in peace.
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From 06/01/2019 19:05
great album the beats are bumping and shaking throughout and Fife and Q Tip are spitting truth throughout
essential tracks Scenario, Check the Rhime,
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90/100
From 01/22/2019 13:16
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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95/100
From 08/24/2018 17:39
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 05/20/2018 21:40
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 05/11/2018 00:46
No other group can match them with jazz-rap
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From 05/06/2018 08:53
Good hip hop album, it flows wonderfully.
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