To Pimp A Butterfly (studio album) by Kendrick Lamar

To Pimp A Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar
Year: 2015
Release date: 2015-03-16
Overall rank: 20th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
90/100 (from 2,126 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Best album of 2015 (1st)
Award Best album of the 2010s (1st)
Award Top 20 albums of all time (20th)

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To Pimp A Butterfly is ranked as the best album by Kendrick Lamar.

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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 89.6/100, a mean average of 87.1/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 89.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 18.9.

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Rating:  
90/100
From 11/08/2022 01:32
Wesleys Theory - 87
For Free - Interlude - 85
King Kunta - 96
Institutionalized - 84
These Walls - 93
U - 85
Alright - 94
For Sale? - 83
Momma - 86
HoodPolitics - 82
How Much A Dollar Cost - 87
Complexion - 89
The Blacker The Berry - 87
You Aint Gotta Lie - 84
I - 92
Mortal Man - 89

Overall - 87.69
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From 11/05/2022 18:38
such an amazing album combined with the elements of funk jazz and hip hop, one of the best story tellings i have ever heard as well this is a future classic
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From 08/06/2022 23:10
An impeccable record with jazz and funk influences. My Favorite songs include Alright, King Kunta, i, How Much A Dollar Really Cost, and The Blacker The Berry.
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From 06/29/2022 18:44
Seemingly a stream of consciousness from the man who had the best ideas in the game at the time.
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85/100
From 04/13/2022 10:48
A wonderful celebration of black music with a theme throughout that is incredibly powerful. I believe this album will go down in history as being culturally important and beyond the powerful themes and lyrical content, the hooks are razor sharp and incredibly catchy all with a backing that is so infectious.
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Untouchable
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From 03/07/2022 09:25
What a masterpiece! The best album ive ever listened to! Not a single mediocre song on it, and These Walls is almost perfect. Kendrick Lamar is in my opinion the greatest rap artist off all time, and this is his masterpiece. 1/2 albums i consider a perfect 10
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From 02/09/2022 02:09
Masterpiece
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