Raising Hell (studio album) by Run-D.M.C.

Raising Hell
Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C.
Year: 1986
Overall rank: 1,339th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 288 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1986 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (211th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,339th)
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RUN-D.M.C. - Raising Hell - CD - **Mint Condition**
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RUN DMC RAISING HELL U.K. PRESSED Walk This Way 180 GRAM LP PLAY 1 COLLECT 1 SET
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RUN DMC raising hell (CD, album) hip-hop, old school rap, very good condition
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Run-D.M.C. bestography

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 288 votes)
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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 76.9/100, a mean average of 75.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.6.

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From 06/25/2020 14:08
This album and Licensed To Ill by the Beastie Boys bring back some many memories of High School. Both records are a perfect and play together well as a mix.
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From 07/22/2019 15:14
Favorite Tracks:You Be Illin', Dumb Girl, Son Of Byford, Proud To Be Black
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From 12/05/2016 16:21
You know it's a good album when it's Chuck D's favourite album.
Favourite songs: Peter Piper, My Adidas
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From 08/11/2016 17:55
Interesting how this group managed to make a name for themselves as well as reviving Aerosmith's career. Great tracks like Proud to be Black, It's Tricky, Raising Hell, Hit It Run, and of course Walk This Way. This undoubtly an essential album from an essential group to Hip-Hop
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From 06/10/2015 11:42
Part of the soundtrack to the summer of '86. This is a definite step up from The King Of Rock, with punchier songs that know their limits. The rock influences are cut back and more hip-hop flavors are introduced. I'm surprised to see that "Is It Live", with its drum corps-like percussion, is the lowest rated song. It's definitely my favorite.
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From 07/02/2014 21:11
Aerosmith have a lot to thank run dmc for. They got a 2nd career on the back of this.
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From 09/08/2012 22:51
The rap album that started it all. Prior to this one, rap was more a fringe element on the music scene. These guys made it cool.
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From 09/06/2012 19:17
Launched hip-hop into the mainstream, and despite "My Addidas", it's not a colossal sell-out. Quality early rap.
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From 01/16/2012 21:11
Run D.M.C. was probably the first rap group (or rappers, for that matter) that consistently put out dope raps, popularizing the budding music genre. This album, their best, was probably THE album that introduced white american masses to the heretofore black genre (save the beasties, of course) via the rap/rock jam "walk this way" (which also put aerosmith back on the radio). Other tracks to sample are "my adidas" and "it's tricky".
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From 05/23/2011 15:42
In my opinion, this is just as good as It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back. Fun, upbeat hip-hop with a few jokes, smart lines and cool beats. 9/10
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Best Albums of 1986
1. The Queen Is Dead by The Smiths
2. Master Of Puppets by Metallica
3. Graceland by Paul Simon
4. So by Peter Gabriel
5. Skylarking by XTC
6. The Colour Of Spring by Talk Talk
7. Reign In Blood by Slayer
8. Licensed To Ill by Beastie Boys
9. Lifes Rich Pageant by R.E.M.
10. EVOL by Sonic Youth
11. Black Celebration by Depeche Mode
12. Slippery When Wet by Bon Jovi
13. Parade by Prince And The Revolution
14. Peace Sells... But Who's Buying? by Megadeth
15. Invisible Touch by Genesis
16. True Blue by Madonna
17. Brotherhood by New Order
18. Raising Hell by Run-D.M.C.
19. Somewhere In Time by Iron Maiden
20. Atomizer by Big Black
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