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

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Good Kid, M.A.A.D City
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City by Kendrick Lamar (2012)
Release date: 2012-10-22
Overall rank: 62nd   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
88/100 (from 1,468 votes)
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Accolades: Best album of 2012 (1st)
Top 10 albums of the 2010s (4th)
Top 100 albums of all time (62nd)

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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 54 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 40,191.

Kendrick Lamar album bestography « Higher ranked (54th) This album (62nd) Lower ranked (458th) »
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Members who like this album also like: To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy by Kanye West and In Rainbows by Radiohead.

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From SUPERJEFF6 01/21/2019 22:28
Amazing album that tells us about Kendrick’s life in the hood. A must listen for all hip hop fans!
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From ramthecowy 01/03/2019 16:39
I'll be honest, I don't love all the tracks in terms of their actual arrangement but the vibes of the whole experience can't be denied. It's such a down to earth and real feeling. Money Trees is undeniably incredible. I haven't seen the film, but nevertheless, it's a work of art.
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From JimagineL 12/30/2018 18:25
I always thought the best movies I've ever seen was the ones that tell the story of one person, from their childhood to their death. I feel like this album is that, there is a clear strory being told from "Sherane" to "Sing About Me/I'm Dying of Thrist", the climax finale.
I mean, If wasn't for the last two tracks, this were destined to be the undisputable most perfect album out there. Every single one of these tracks tells a story, and It feels so honest, so legitimate. Kendrick knew just like Sufjan Stevens in his album "Carrie & Lowell" How to transform his memories, his grief, his pain, into pure art.
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From antaiospiano 11/04/2018 11:40
This is my favorite Kendrick album, because he talks about his life and just makes music that is there to enjoy. Too much tracks on 2PAB and DAMN. that focus so much on the message that he almost forgets to make it a song. But not on this album: it’s consistent and honest.
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From IanEvadar14 10/27/2018 18:48
This album will suck you in, Turn you into an African-American living in the ghetto, SHOW you the vicissitudes of your African-American Life and then spit you back out.Not at one moment will the content feel unrelatable to you even if your'e a teenage Indian boy just setting his foot into Rap like I was when i first listened to what is probably the Greatest concept album of 2010s. You'll feel the ecstasy of conversing with a girl at a houseparty and texting her back and forth over the summer, You'll feel the rush of evading the Police with your 'Homies', You'll feel the agony witnessing the last breath of your friend in your arms just like you'll feel the persistent nagging of Kendrick's mom like she was your own. This is not an album, it's a movie and that too a good one, a masterpiece infact.
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From Exist-en-ciel 10/09/2018 22:50
I listened to this album for the first time in the fall of 2013 and I really did not like it. Five years later, I think it's the masterpiece of this decade and its most revolutionary album...
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From pjohnsongolf 10/08/2018 20:53
Some songs on here I dont really like but the other songs on here perfect! This album is a masterpiece!
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From NickD89 05/17/2018 19:44
This is the perfect studio debut for a talented artist like Kendrick Lamar. It contains great stories like Sing about Me and radio friendly songs like swimming pools and great beats like Money Trees and Maad city.
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From Graeme2 04/01/2018 09:41
Of all the years of listening to hip hop I don't think I've ever heard a track like the art of peer pressure. It makes me feel exactly like I did when I first saw tre's life in boyz n the hood. Many rappers may have tried to capture a similar vision but most have come off sounding either too preachy or glorifying in it. Here just like the film its conflicted, confused, contradictory and devistating. The album is billed as a short film. Cinematic indeed. Edit: listening again, the whole album is boyz n the hood and I only just picked up on the boyz reference in dying of thirst!
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From Unicynical 03/23/2018 20:36
Kendrick's best work and container of some of the best rap songs of all time.

Top 3:
Money Trees [10]
Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst [10]
Swimming Pools [9]

Worst:
Real [7]
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