Reasonable Doubt (studio album) by Jay-Z

Reasonable Doubt
Reasonable Doubt by Jay-Z
Year: 1996
Overall rank: 773rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 457 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1996 (16th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (149th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (773rd)
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Jay-Z bestography

Reasonable Doubt is ranked 2nd best out of 16 albums by Jay-Z on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Jay-Z is The Blueprint which is ranked number 506 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,877.

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77/100 (from 457 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.6/100, a mean average of 74.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 22.7.

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85/100
From 07/15/2020 19:16
Good rap album a little bit over average but jay-z is smooth on this record. Favorite song: Dead Presidents II
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90/100
From 06/27/2020 02:53
Nearly the entire first half of Reasonable Doubt is stellar. Effortlessly engaged from the beginning with a particularly good opening track. There's a bit to sift through as the album enters its 3rd quarter, but overall so much incredible word play and tremendous drum sound. A great record.
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80/100
From 12/27/2019 09:58
Jay-Z just really seems to be more in his element in the '90s. "Jay-Z, Big Smalls nigga, shit ya draws" is the type of hip hop obnoxiousness I can stomach because of the perfect amount of humor. The flow really is off the charts on this one. Where had it gone after the turn of the milennium? Maybe still there though, the beats just don't fit anymore, he need that boom bap.
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80/100
From 11/09/2019 02:49
This really sounds more pure... if you will. It's Jay-Z without the artificial colour or flavour.
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75/100
From 05/13/2018 22:31
Pretty cool, on first listen. I think its score will rise.

75/100 (Above Average)
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From 12/24/2017 04:27
An epic Jay-Z album that tells his story of drug dealer to rapper beautifully.
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95/100
From 12/08/2017 02:23
WHY IS THIS ALBUM SO LOW????

Jay is an unquestioned top 5 dead or alive rapper and this is generally considered his best project. I'm not saying it should be praised like some high tier Radiohead record but it's overall stats are ridiculous and Dead Presidents II being below an 88 is unacceptable.
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From 12/07/2017 22:49
Fuck Tidal, has fallen off my charts due to not ever being able to listen to it
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From 07/03/2017 20:29
This was a very well made album with great tracks, cool flow from Jay, and nice production.
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100/100
From 02/16/2017 22:21
this is better than the blueprint, sorry. at its heights his flow and wit on here is only outclassed in Illmatic. b4 kendrick lamar came along this was in my top 5 rap albums of all time and still might be. I need to spend more time with MBDTF though too... but it used to be this, illmatic, 36 chambers, the chronic, and paid in full. I'm not exactly sure where this is any longer but it's still top 10 minimum and it remains the most I ever spent on a record at $55. and yeah it's worth every cent.

EDIT: gotta comment on D'evils tied as top rated track, that's awesome. I wouldn't have expected that as it has no catchy chorus, it's just incredible flow and wordplay. but "ain't no nigga" doesn't deserve to be the lowest rated track, it's a great take on a motown classic from the four tops, "ain't no woman like the one I've got." I think the homage is probably lost on a lot of ppl. you need to brush up on your motown.
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