Be (studio album) by Common

Be by Common
Year: 2005
Release date: 2005-05-23
Overall rank: 1,272nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 254 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2005 (23rd)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (195th)
Award Best albums of all time (1,272nd)
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Be is ranked as the best album by Common.

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Rating: 88 (89 votes)Comments: 3
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Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 254 votes)
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06/04/2024 18:43 saltysurprise  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,60784/100
 
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05/13/2024 14:32 javicho07  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,00181/100
 
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04/18/2024 01:52 Proto  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,39745/100
 
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03/31/2024 19:43 genialbibi  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 52786/100
 
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03/17/2024 22:13 Cardboardfolder  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,05586/100

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.8/100, a mean average of 78.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.8.

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From 11/17/2022 20:21
Can’t believe I just listened to this for the first time. This album is super underrated, the production is great, gives me Late Registration vibes (which makes sense considering it’s produced by Ye in 2005). It’s nice to listen to rap and not hear about money drugs and violence
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From 02/04/2022 21:01
Listen to it ¨, "Life is fast some choose to be quicker"
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From 08/28/2021 23:18
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what an excellent recod, the best from common and the best kanye wesy production work (apart from his albums)
one of hip hops best
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From 02/07/2021 07:42
The best produced hip hop album ever. Common's voice is also incredible. Kanye does is again.
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95/100
From 11/12/2020 22:31
Followed the blueprint set by Illmatic. The only album with Kanye's touch that I can stand listening from front to back. One of the finest hip hop albums ever released in my opinion.
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85/100
From 03/27/2020 22:50
Shakes head. Why do I now appreciate Kanye productions? Why have I "slept on" Common for all these years, knowing full well how great his voice and style is? No idea but I do know that (apart from the odd dodgy lyric, it's rap music after all) this is a fine record. Possibly better than resurrection.
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From 07/19/2019 20:26
Favorite Tracks:Be (Intro)
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From 05/16/2018 22:14
Really cool and fun album. It seems like the best way to describe it is that its got a lot of life to it.

85/100 (Very Good)
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From 04/16/2018 11:37
A great and soulful hip hop album
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