Fear Of A Black Planet (studio album) by Public Enemy

Fear Of A Black Planet by Public Enemy
Year: 1990
Overall rank: 686th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 455 votes)
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Award Top 10 albums of 1990 (10th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (120th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (686th)
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Fear Of A Black Planet is ranked 2nd best out of 15 albums by Public Enemy on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Public Enemy is It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back which is ranked number 249 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 7,397.

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  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 81 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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78/100 (from 455 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.1/100, a mean average of 76.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 17.8.

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75/100
From 02/24/2022 17:56
This album does not sound very good.
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45/100
From 02/17/2021 17:29
Lyrically awesome. Seems to be a voice to empower black Gen-Xers. Production is quite poor by today's standards though, severely diminishing the quality of the album. Would have loved to hear Fear Of A Black Planet if it was produced by Dre, for example.
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70/100
From 11/30/2020 00:25
I had to listen to this twice to realize how refreshingly anti-misogynistic it is.
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Rating:  
90/100
From 08/31/2020 11:46
Fav. Tracks: Brothers Gonna Work It Out, 911 Is A Joke, Welcome To The Terrordrome, Who Stole The Soul?, Fear Of A Black Planet, Fight The Power.
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80/100
From 07/13/2020 20:01
Some of the production choices are a bit iffy, but the messages they purvey are incredibly important, and remain so even today. The personalities on Fear of a Black Planet are strong and attention grabbing.
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85/100
From 05/29/2019 04:29
Public Enemy came out swinging again for there third release its full of The Bomb Squad with Chuck D preaching truth and Flav kicking his own style
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95/100
From 04/15/2019 02:39
Like a bomb ass three legged table, if any individual leg were to break the entire structure would keel over. Its remarkable how Terminator X, Chuck, and Flava flav elevate and uplift one another's talents, each accenting the others perfectly
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75/100
From 02/15/2019 22:11
Some of the best hip-hop right here! Could be shortened a bit, but the vibe persists throughout.
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95/100
From 02/03/2019 15:52
Dad-Hip-Hop? Whether, this album is still as intense and invigorating as all get out, never relenting on the bully-ball, confrotational attitude for a full hour and that dense sample-a-licious production suits it perfectly.
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80/100
From 01/04/2019 12:21
Não tinham medo de tocar na ferida.
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