2014 Forest Hills Drive (studio album) by J. Cole

2014 Forest Hills Drive by J. Cole
Year: 2014
Release date: 2014-12-09
Overall rank: 1,311th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 226 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 2014 (22nd)
Award Top albums of the 2010s (201st)
Award Best albums of all time (1,311th)
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2014 Forest Hills Drive is ranked as the best album by J. Cole.

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2014 Forest Hills Drive track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 79 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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Rating: 75 (38 votes)Comments: 0
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2014 Forest Hills Drive ratings

Average Rating: 
76/100 (from 226 votes)
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11/23/2021 09:54 MilanT  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 14283/100
 
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09/23/2021 14:32 toast4you  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 293/100

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This album is rated in the top 10% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.7/100, a mean average of 74.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 75.8/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.3.

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From 01/13/2021 15:54
Best j.cole record PERIOD
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95/100
From 12/09/2020 16:13
Gets a lot of hate, doesn't have the deepest lyrics, doesn't have the most innovative production.
But what it does it does perfectly, melodic conscious rap that sounds as good as it can possibly sound, lyrics that anyone can relate with and music that anybody can vibe to. Perfect at what it sets out to do.
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75/100
From 02/04/2020 02:24
2014 Forest Hills Drive starts slow but as the album progresses the tone and the production really pick up. G.O.M.D in particular has a fantastic use of sampling. Cole has some good bars but often falls into weak rhyme schemes (A Tale Of 2 Citiez). Luckly, J. Cole's enthusiasm lifts the album through its difficult parts.
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Rating:  
75/100
From 12/12/2019 16:03
First 4-5 tracks are very good but it gets a little bit less interesting as it goes towards the end. Still a great album
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75/100
From 05/23/2018 01:47
Double platinum with no features
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95/100
From 02/21/2018 05:01
Fun album musically. Would be 100/100 if he only displayed more performance talent.
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70/100
From 04/26/2017 16:40
Enjoyable, for sure. Some really cool cuts on this. The use of orchestral instrumentation on this really gives it an emotional contrast. He is a very talented lyricist, which makes it consistently interesting to listen to. There are several tracks I could do without, they seem to serve no purpose but just to make it overlong. But other than that, a nice listen.

Best Tracks: A Tale of 2 Citiez, Fire Squad, No Role Modelz, Apparently.
Worst: Wet Dreamz, St. Tropez.
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70/100
From 12/18/2016 19:39
P L A T I N U M W I T H N O F E A T U R E S
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75/100
From 12/09/2016 02:30
It's a shame that people keep rating this a 5/100 to try and lower the overall score. This is a solid album, and one of the best rap albums in the past few years.
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