De La Soul Is Dead (studio album) by De La Soul

De La Soul Is Dead by De La Soul
Year: 1991
Overall rank: 3,165th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 161 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1991 (46th)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (550th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,165th)
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De La Soul bestography

De La Soul Is Dead is ranked 2nd best out of 11 albums by De La Soul on BestEverAlbums.com.

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De La Soul Is Dead track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 76 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 67 (15 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 66 (13 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 81 (18 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 66 (12 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 76 (16 votes)Comments: 0
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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 161 votes)
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04/27/2024 19:29 Robmc70  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,26380/100
 
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01/17/2024 18:56 MaxStorm98  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 3,52392/100
 
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05/31/2023 15:47 conallmalone  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,68074/100
 
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05/17/2023 15:00 Kettwig  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,20290/100

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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 77.1/100, a mean average of 76.5/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.2.

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80/100
From 05/18/2021 00:55
Mudança no eixo do hip hop, forte vetor de revolução.
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From 12/12/2020 18:28
There are some really strong tracks on this, but it's not concentrated at all.
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From 01/31/2015 21:54
Not on par with 3 Feet, but still funky and fresh. I agree with Paladiasiac - they seem a little unfocused here.
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55/100
From 07/08/2012 16:42
There are a lot of skits, jokes, bantering and general foolin' around on this album. These guys have skills, but don't really start showin' them off sans distractions until their roller skating jam. I applaud their attempt at abstraction and lack of typical song structure, but it often just comes off as screwin' around. All this talk about daisies, burger buyin', bf/gf tiffs and extended skits just makes me want to reach for "3 Feet High...". This is a sometimes-funky misstep.
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