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

The Low End Theory by A Tribe Called Quest
Year: 1991
Overall rank: 149th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 1,047 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 1991 (6th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1990s (31st)
Award Top 200 albums of all time (149th)
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Average Rating: 
85/100 (from 1,047 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 84.8/100, a mean average of 83.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 85.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 15.8.

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80/100
From 03/01/2022 12:19
Best rap album of the day
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From 12/07/2021 12:52
Muy buen disco!!!!!
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85/100
From 05/18/2021 12:50
As inserções de jazz são insanas! Obra-prima!
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From 12/16/2020 18:10
One of the best rap albums in existence. The flow is just perfect, and the tracks are great.
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From 12/16/2020 15:14
East coast hip-hop. Alternative rap like The Fugees and jazz-rap like De La Soul. Attractive, but quite modest. The debut is much more inventive, fun and interesting.
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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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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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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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