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

De La Soul Is Dead by De La Soul
Year: 1991
Overall rank: 2,842nd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 146 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1991 (43rd)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (523rd)
Award Best albums of all time (2,842nd)
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De La Soul Is Dead by De La Soul (Cassette, Jan-1997, Tommy Boy)
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Time left: 20h 11m 20s
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D E L A SOUL - Is Dead - CD - Import - **Mint Condition**
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De La Soul – De La Soul Is Dead Big Life Advance Promo Tape Cassette Album
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De La Soul bestography

De La Soul Is Dead is ranked 2nd best out of 10 albums by De La Soul on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by De La Soul is 3 Feet High And Rising which is ranked number 519 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 3,655.

De La Soul album bestography « Higher ranked (519th) This album (2,842nd) Lower ranked (4,672nd) »
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De La Soul Is Dead track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 73 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 67 (9 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 77 (14 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 76 (12 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 76 (11 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 78 (11 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 66 (7 votes)Comments: 0
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De La Soul Is Dead rankings

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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 146 votes)
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10/26/2021 10:55 frombee  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,17285/100
 
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08/01/2021 13:43 TonySayers61  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 5,94966/100
 
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05/18/2021 00:55 VictorVale  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,78881/100
 
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04/16/2021 09:39 MickLord  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,16271/100

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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 76.6/100, a mean average of 75.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.4.

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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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