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The best album credited to The Roots is Things Fall Apart which is ranked number 1,112 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,650.

The Roots is ranked number 343 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 5,904.

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The Roots best albums

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

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1999
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Total albums: 15. Page 1 of 2

This may not be a complete discography for The Roots.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!

The Roots 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: 88 (51 votes)Comments: 1
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(from the album How I Got Over)
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Rating: 87 (53 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Things Fall Apart)
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Rating: 84 (33 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Undun)
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Rating: 84 (23 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Phrenology)
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Rating: 84 (32 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Undun)
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Rating: 84 (25 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Undun)
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Rating: 84 (13 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Illadelph Halflife)
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Rating: 84 (29 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Undun)
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Rating: 83 (31 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Things Fall Apart)
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Rating: 83 (33 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Things Fall Apart)
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Rating: 83 (25 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Undun)
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Rating: 83 (28 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album How I Got Over)
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Rating: 83 (35 votes)Comments: 0
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(from the album Things Fall Apart)
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(from the album Things Fall Apart)

The Roots ratings

Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 38 votes)
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This artist is rated in the top 3% of all artists on BestEverAlbums.com. This artist has a Bayesian average rating of 80.0/100, a mean average of 79.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 81.4/100. The standard deviation for this artist is 17.8.

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From 03/16/2017 21:31
I feel like Jimmy Fallon was a double edged sword to the roots, on one hand it gave them more exposure, on the other hand, now if you say you like a roots album everyone goes, isn't that the band on fallon with the drummer with the funny hair
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From 07/10/2015 09:28
Yes, not enough love on this site for the roots. They're one of the most respected american hip hop acts both from hip hop world and from music critics. And if that's not enough let me tell you this: they make rap with live instrumentation. Yes, they have a bassist, a drummer, a keyboardist, a guitarist, like a real band. Matter of fact they were and are the best live hip hop band around the world. They also have black thought, one of the best rappers on the scene. Beyond this, they've also made some of the best hip hop albums and have continued to do it twenty years after. Amazing.
To begin i would suggest from do you want more?!!!??! to phrenology in chronological order. These are the roots classics, showing how they evolved from jazz rap to a more sophisticated sound.
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From 04/02/2014 09:07
Why no love for the Roots on this site? They are hands down one of the most prolific and influential rap groups of our generation.
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From 02/15/2012 03:51
Why doesn't the hip-hop world recognize what they have and elevate The Roots to the throne of rap? Forget Jay-Z, Kanye, or Eminem. The Roots are the most creative, most driven, most visionary group in hip-hop. Take a listen. Holy smokes. The fact that not one of their albums have cracked the top 1000 tells me there's not enough hip-hop fans on this site.
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