Good Kid, M.A.A.D City (album) by Kendrick Lamar

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City by Kendrick Lamar
Year: 2012
Release date: 2012-10-22
Overall rank: 41st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 1,652 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 2012 (1st)
Award Top 10 albums of the 2010s (4th)
Award Top 50 albums of all time (41st)

Kendrick Lamar bestography

Good Kid, M.A.A.D City is ranked 2nd best out of 8 albums by Kendrick Lamar on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Kendrick Lamar is To Pimp A Butterfly which is ranked number 25 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 40,022.

Kendrick Lamar album bestography « Higher ranked (25th) This album (41st) Lower ranked (300th) »
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From 4 days ago
It's wild to me that Kendrick dropped two of the greatest albums ever back-to-back
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From 05/28/2020 19:56
good kid: ಠ_ಠ

m.A.A.d. city: [̲̅$̲̅(̲̅ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°̲̅)̲̅$̲̅]
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From 05/24/2020 08:38
Great album!
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From 05/17/2020 00:53
I think the beat on the opening track is a little annoying. That's the only problem I have with the entire album. A brilliant concept album where the biggest key is the specificity of the story: political Kendrick is great, but personal Kendrick is both great and focused. Sonically it's not quite as ambitious as TBAP, but it's unfair to compare it to a later record: the sounds are both cutting edge and reminiscent of the west coast's heyday. Brilliant performances from every one of the features, Dr Dre was barely a rapper when he was making music regularly so to get such a strong couple of verses from him is a triumph. Probably the defining rap album and the defining album of the 2010s, and in either case the only thing threatening to take its title is Kendrick's follow up.
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From 04/28/2020 15:46
What a masterpiece. Still can't believe he can make an album better than this. That's just brilliant.

Favorite tracks: Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst, Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe
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From 04/23/2020 16:33
Favorite Tracks: Money Trees, M.A.A.D. City, Sing About Me, I'm Dying of Thirst
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From 02/19/2020 17:55
amazingly told coming of age story. listening to it now some of it can sound a bit dated. but still great.
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From 01/07/2020 06:32
It’s a great album with a great story and message. It’s certainly worth listening to, but I still think it’s overrated. It’s like people obsess over the story and ghetto feel and don’t even care to asses the album by its actual musical merits. A few of the songs just sound like the generic mumble rap that’s been going around for a while, and if Kendrick was the one to kick start the fad years later, then fuck him for doing so. He is one of the better rappers, but he is not the god damn messiah. Just look at all the production credits on this and TPAB; he has the goddamn avengers of rap production covering his every misstep. Frankly I think the music behind his raps far outweigh the raps themselves.
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From 12/31/2019 02:04
Good Kid,M.A.A.D City paints a vivid picture of Kendrick's adolescence. The story is filled with profound revelations both personally and socially through the Autobiographically writing. The recording skits do a great job at gluing the album together. The only things holding it back are its length (the b side starts to feel a bit long) and "Poetic Justice".
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From 12/12/2019 15:55
Kendrick Lamar's major debut album is a great story with a lot of standout tracks.
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