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The best album credited to Nas is Illmatic which is ranked number 71 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 20,727.

Nas is ranked number 108 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 22,711.

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Nas best albums

The following albums by Nas are ranked highest in the greatest album charts:

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2018
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134
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1999
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Total albums: 17. Page 1 of 2

This may not be a complete discography for Nas.This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the My Charts page!

Nas bestography composition

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1990s 4 0%
2000s 8 0%
2010s 4 0%
2020s 1 0%
Live? Albums %
No 16 94%
Yes 1 6%

Nas best tracks

Include tracks from compilations & live albums | Exclude tracks from compilations & live albums The same track can appear on multiple albums, so excluding tracks from compilations and live albums helps to remove duplicates from this list.

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Rating: 91 (430 votes)Comments: 9
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(from the album Illmatic)
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Rating: 91 (390 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Illmatic)
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Rating: 91 (359 votes)Comments: 7
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(from the album Illmatic)
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Rating: 91 (354 votes)Comments: 6
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(from the album Illmatic)
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Rating: 89 (311 votes)Comments: 3
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(from the album Illmatic)
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Rating: 88 (301 votes)Comments: 5
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(from the album Illmatic)
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Rating: 88 (292 votes)Comments: 4
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(from the album Illmatic)
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Rating: 87 (65 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album It Was Written)
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Rating: 87 (302 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Illmatic)
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Rating: 86 (16 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album I Am...)
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Rating: 86 (35 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Stillmatic)
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Rating: 85 (48 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album It Was Written)
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Rating: 85 (38 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Stillmatic)
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Rating: 84 (16 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album The Lost Tapes)
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Rating: 84 (284 votes)Comments: 2
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(from the album Illmatic)
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Rating: 84 (41 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 83 (22 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album God's Son)
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Rating: 83 (18 votes)Comments: 0
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Rating: 83 (18 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album God's Son)
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Nas ratings

Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 78 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 5% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 78.5/100, a mean average of 77.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.0/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 18.2.

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90/100
From 05/23/2018 14:31
Nas is a thug poet, his words are extremely deep and well put together. Illmatic might be the first album I have listened from front to back and till this day it is still one of my favourite album of all time. This guy has to be in your top 5 hip hop artists of all time.
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From 10/26/2017 00:44
One of the best lyricist but his beat selection is just horrible (with the exception of Illmatic)

nonetheless, his discography isn't the best, but Illmatic is one of the greatest albums, ever.
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From 07/08/2017 19:50
Most of the people that say that illmatic is the only good album of nas i'm pretty sure that you haven't listened to the rest of his albums, it was written is almost as good as illmatic, soul ultimate, stillmatic and i am are really good, and he dosnt even have one bad album in my opinion...
Any other rapper had ever done an album like illmatic, just with that he deserves at least a 9/10
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From 11/21/2016 04:03
As a rule, I'm not greatly moved by rap music, but I've always respected the integrity of the grittier roots of the sub-cultural poetry used as a language against oppression. Every now and then I'd come across a song that made me nod in respect but rarely was I inspired to purchase a full album.

This site directed me to Illmatic as I wanted to listen to some of the higher rated rap albums in their entirety. So far this album has impressed me the most of any I have listened to as it feels 'real' (if that makes any sense). So much of what you hear in rap music sounds fabricated but Nas had a 'real' need to express himself in Illmatic, and I think that there is a 'real' street poetry that provides this cathartic release.
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From 10/23/2015 11:13
Brilliant debut and not bad follow up but then it all goes downhill It's a shame and annoying that he started so well and then gave up!
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From 08/12/2015 10:42
Illmatic will always be a masterpiece of such importance for music itself that it can't be overrated, so many good beats and lyrics... It was written is also a pretty solid album from start to end but the rest... Man saying that it is disappointing it's putting it mildly.
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From 02/18/2015 03:22
Sorry that you find it rubbish. Your loss - Illmatic is brilliant hip-hop that influenced so many others.
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From 02/12/2015 04:21
At least he has 1 album in the top 2000
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From 03/25/2013 07:32
Illmatic is probably the best Hip-Hop album ever. Crazy good lyricist.
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