The Message (studio album) by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five

The Message by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
Year: 1982
Overall rank: 3,599th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 107 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1982 (61st)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (555th)
Award Best albums of all time (3,599th)
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75/100 (from 107 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 17% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 74.8/100, a mean average of 74.4/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.3.

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70/100
From 12/02/2021 14:19
rap. project street music as its finest some soul and funk as well
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From 01/15/2021 02:48
The first 4 tracks are very good and the track, The Message, is one of the greatest songs of all time. Dreamin and You Are are,
antonymously, some of the worst soul songs and worst songs PERIOD of all time.
Honestly, if tracks 5 and 6 just weren't in the album, this would seriously be one of the top ten albums of all time.
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From 01/21/2019 19:27
Run DMC didn't sound this good in '87, it was actually '83 when they released Sucker MCs and consequently made these dudes sound and look like they were from a bygone era. And by the time of Sucker MCs, they were. This album came out in October '82 and then Sucker MCs in March '83 which then ushered in the new school, subsequently kold krushing the disco rappers and Sugar Hill and stomping all over them with hard 808s, addidas and Def Jams...by July '83 Whodini had dropped their first album.
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65/100
From 06/25/2018 00:28
Ground breaking songs such as "the message" are paired with poor tracks leading to an uneven album.
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From 10/24/2016 18:39
A bit of filler on the back half, but holy hell is this a great record.
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85/100
From 04/30/2016 21:17
1982!!! That's all I gotta say.

Well ok, I'll say more: Holy Cow... this song is from 1982... it definitely sounds old school, but WAAAY ahead of it's time. Run-DMC didn't sound this good in 87.
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From 04/16/2016 21:21
C'mon. There's some classic/great tracks on here (message,Scorpio,it's nasty) but dreamin and you are, are just horrible. Stevie wonder they were not. Singles wise they were up there with the best of the 80s, album wise no.
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From 06/29/2015 18:01
This is old school hip-hop in a nutshell. I can't stop dancing.

8.5/10

Fav Tracks: It's a Shame, The Message
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From 06/02/2014 19:37
I love this album. It is so innocent, so pure. The roots of hip hop.
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From 08/28/2012 09:31
Cutting right to the chase: this is the best hip hop album I've heard, and it's often considered one of the best by critics.
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2. The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden
3. The Dreaming by Kate Bush
4. Pornography by The Cure
5. Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen
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