Reasonable Doubt (studio album) by Jay-Z
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The best album by Jay-Z is The Blueprint which is ranked number 524 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,495.
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.2/100, a mean average of 74.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 22.1.
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Hov's best album and a magnificent lyrical display. Incredible production!
Production, lyrics, delivery, everything works. A classic for a reason.
A few memorable moments, but not much that sticks with me.
Good rap album a little bit over average but jay-z is smooth on this record. Favorite song: Dead Presidents II
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.
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.
This really sounds more pure... if you will. It's Jay-Z without the artificial colour or flavour.
Pretty cool, on first listen. I think its score will rise.
75/100 (Above Average)
An epic Jay-Z album that tells his story of drug dealer to rapper beautifully.
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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