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

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The Message
The Message by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (1982)
Overall rank: 3,459th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 89 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top albums of 1982 (60th)
Award Top albums of the 1980s (552nd)
Award Best albums of all time (3,459th)

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GRANDMASTER FLASH & THE FURIOUS FIVE 'The Message' COLOUR Vinyl LP NEW/SEALED
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Grand Master Flash & The Furious Five - The Message - 1982 Sugar Hill Records
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Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five bestography

The Message is ranked as the best album by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five.

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The Message track list

Overall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 78 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.She's Fresh
 79/100 (12 votes)
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2.It's Nasty
 80/100 (13 votes)
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3.Scorpio
 77/100 (11 votes)
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4.It's A Shame
 77/100 (11 votes)
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5.Dreamin'
 72/100 (9 votes)
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6.You Are
 70/100 (9 votes)
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7.Track pickThe Message
 89/100 (52 votes)
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The Message rankings

The Message ratings

Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 89 votes)
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80/100
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78/100
 
75/100
03/10/2019 04:24
84/100
 
85/100
03/09/2019 18:36
84/100
 
80/100
02/13/2019 12:26
76/100
 
85/100
01/19/2019 02:17
76/100

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Rating:  
70/100
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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70/100
Ground breaking songs such as "the message" are paired with poor tracks leading to an uneven album.
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Rating:  
90/100
A bit of filler on the back half, but holy hell is this a great record.
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Rating:  
85/100
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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70/100
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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Rating:  
85/100
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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Rating:  
85/100
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I love this album. It is so innocent, so pure. The roots of hip hop.
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Rating:  
85/100
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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