Black Messiah (studio album) by D'Angelo And The Vanguard

Black Messiah by D'Angelo And The Vanguard
Year: 2014
Release date: 2014-12-14
Overall rank: 526th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 498 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2014 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2010s (73rd)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (526th)
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Average Rating: 
81/100 (from 498 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 1% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 81.3/100, a mean average of 79.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.5/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.4.

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80/100
From 12/26/2022 11:50
Album Rating: 79.25
(951/12)

1.Ain't That Easy. 86
2.1000 Deaths. 93
3.The Charade. 74
4.Sugah Daddy. 76
5.Really Love. 87
6.Back To The Future (Part I). 78
7.Till It's Done (Tulu). 72
8.Prayer. 83
9.Betray My Heart. 84
10.The Door. 70
11.Back To The Future (Part II). 68
12.Another Life
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85/100
From 07/27/2022 17:53
Genial em vários aspectos. Não tem uma música que sem um brilho criativo. Filhote de Prince e isso é um baita de um elogio.
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100/100
From 06/29/2022 19:10
D'angelo came out of nowhere and showed us that age is merely just a number with this project.
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65/100
From 12/07/2021 22:24
An album that starts out great with the first few tracks but slowly drifts away in terms of quality. At times it is just too slow and there isn't enough substance to proper delve into the album. The tracks and the album could do with being cut down as there is a lot of filler. Despite this, the album has got an incredible groove and they definitely create some fantastic rhythms. When they get it right, they smash it and if they kept that up the album could be phenomenal. Overall, just lacking in a few key things that hold this record down.
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60/100
From 10/18/2021 18:54
Seminal R&B / funk release from D’Angelo and the Vanguard which also manages to meld hip hop, soul, gospel, blues, jazz and rock into a beautiful recipe
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90/100
From 08/17/2021 18:13
Highlights: All of Them.
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55/100
From 05/27/2021 14:47
I didn't understand the hype of this album, maybe I got to listen to it more.
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70/100
From 01/23/2021 15:50
Maybe it's just my mood, but I vibed with this more than the other D'Angelo albums.
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80/100
From 04/04/2020 18:33
Highlights:

Sugah Daddy`
Ain't That Easy
Really Love
Another Life
Back To The Future (Part I)
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From 11/03/2018 22:13
Black Messiah is a low-key album, one that takes time to fully absorb and that can be difficult to categorize. It contains elements of neo-soul and hip hop, but it's the smoky, sexy grooves that D'Angelo sinks into on tracks such as "Really Love" that sets this album apart from its peers. Pitchfork calls it "a study in controlled chaos," which seems about right, given that the album was over a decade in the making. Given the enormous talent that D'Angelo obviously is, I hope for his sake that his artistic achievement on this excellent album help him to overcome the personal struggles (DUI's and arrests for possession of illegal drugs) that so far have caused so many hiccups in his otherwise brilliant career.
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