People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm (studio album) by A Tribe Called Quest

People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm
People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm by A Tribe Called Quest
Year: 1990
Overall rank: 1,477th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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Award Top albums of the 1990s (280th)
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A Tribe Called Quest bestography

People's Instinctive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm is ranked 4th best out of 12 albums by A Tribe Called Quest on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by A Tribe Called Quest is The Low End Theory which is ranked number 153 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 11,860.

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From 12/16/2020 15:12
East coast hip-hop. Alternative rap like The Fugees, and jazz-rap like De La Soul. Inventive debut with some ear-catching and amusing tracks, such as the hit "Can I Kick It" with it's clever dancing around the bass line from Walk On The Wild Side, and the very playful and cheeky "Public Enemy".
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From 08/12/2020 13:01
There's plenty of good stuff here, but it's definitely not the more developed and nuanced mastery they would produce on the next two releases.

This record provides stretches that end up featuring a noticeable lack of Phife and ends up being a bit one sided in sound. Not inherently bad by any means as Q-Tip obviously carries a lot of weight without issue, but my favorite ATCQ material has a bit more interplay between the two incredible MC's playing off each other in a fashion that had to be inspiring in the writing and recording process.

Ultimately, this debut is VERY solid. Great bars and production for how early this came along, but it's an undercooked version of what was to come. The first four songs, Ham N Eggs, and Can I Kick It? are highlights.
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From 08/30/2019 19:24
this album sounds like 2019
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From 07/20/2019 18:06
Favorite Tracks:Bonita Applebum
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From 04/23/2018 17:44
A bit samey but still a nice chill out rap album. Good.
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From 02/12/2017 11:07
I bought People's Instictive Travels And The Paths Of Rhythm by A Tribe Called Quest on 28/12/1997 from Record & Tape Exchange on CD for £8.00 The version I have is on the record label Jive catalogue number 1331-2-J It entered the UK charts on 19/05/1990 and got to number 54 spending a total of 2 weeks on the chart.
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From 05/17/2016 20:13
Wildly inventive, refreshingly intelligent and such a joyous flow.
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From 05/15/2015 05:59
unfocused debut, but still has that tribe vibe
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From 03/14/2014 16:54
A Tribe Called Quest warrant no introuction, but I'll try to provide a short one, anyway. This rap group combines some of the jazziest, most mellow production in the world with off-the-wall lyrics about any range of subjects from the mundane to the political. People's Instinctive Travels is my personal pick because of the cohesion from end to end, sonic palette, and investment in experimenting with the very foundations of hip hop. It wasn't broke, but Q-Tip and crew managed to fix it, anyway.
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From 10/11/2012 23:00
Fantastic use of words and story telling! Really should find my copy again!
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