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The best album by The Roots is Things Fall Apart which is ranked number 1,179 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,818.

The Roots is ranked number 387 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 5,545.

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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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Things Fall ApartUnited States The Roots
Year of Release:1999Appears in:166 charts
Rank in 1999:31Rank Score:1,818
Rank in 1990s259Overall Rank:1,179
Average Rating:  80/100 (189 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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How I Got OverUnited States The Roots
Year of Release:2010Appears in:123 charts
Rank in 2010:27Rank Score:1,146
Rank in 2010s161Overall Rank:1,722
Average Rating:  78/100 (156 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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UndunUnited States The Roots
Year of Release:2011Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2011:61Rank Score:657
Rank in 2010s292Overall Rank:2,679
Average Rating:  79/100 (98 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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PhrenologyUnited States The Roots
Year of Release:2002Appears in:84 charts
Rank in 2002:61Rank Score:633
Rank in 2000s631Overall Rank:2,757
Average Rating:  75/100 (113 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Illadelph HalflifeUnited States The Roots
Year of Release:1996Appears in:42 charts
Rank in 1996:79Rank Score:452
Rank in 1990s725Overall Rank:3,580
Average Rating:  76/100 (52 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Game TheoryUnited States The Roots
Year of Release:2006Appears in:54 charts
Rank in 2006:108Rank Score:327
Rank in 2000s1,103Overall Rank:4,661
Average Rating:  79/100 (67 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Do You Want More?!!!??!United States The Roots
Year of Release:1995Appears in:24 charts
Rank in 1995:117Rank Score:274
Rank in 1990s1,056Overall Rank:5,309
Average Rating:  77/100 (40 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Rising DownUnited States The Roots
Year of Release:2008Appears in:25 charts
Rank in 2008:497Rank Score:69
Rank in 2000s4,317Overall Rank:16,281
Average Rating:  75/100 (35 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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...And Then You Shoot Your CousinUnited States The Roots
Year of Release:2014Appears in:27 charts
Rank in 2014:359Rank Score:68
Rank in 2010s2,783Overall Rank:16,320
Average Rating:  71/100 (38 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The Tipping PointUnited States The Roots
Year of Release:2004Appears in:19 charts
Rank in 2004:408Rank Score:61
Rank in 2000s4,657Overall Rank:17,479
Average Rating:  75/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Overall band rank: 387

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The Roots best tracks

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1.The Seed (2.0) (Feat. Cody Chestnutt)
(from the album Phrenology)
 89/100 (38 votes)
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2.How I Got Over (Feat. Dice Raw)
(from the album How I Got Over)
 88/100 (41 votes)
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3.You Got Me
(from the album Things Fall Apart)
 86/100 (35 votes)
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4.Dear God 2.0 (Feat. Monsters Of Folk)
(from the album How I Got Over)
 86/100 (28 votes)
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5.Radio Daze (Feat. Blu, P.O.R.N. & Dice Raw)
(from the album How I Got Over)
 84/100 (24 votes)
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6.Right On (Feat. Joanna Newsom & Sts)
(from the album How I Got Over)
 84/100 (23 votes)
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7.Make My
(from the album Undun)
 83/100 (21 votes)
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8.Act Too...The Love Of My Life
(from the album Things Fall Apart)
 83/100 (22 votes)
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9.One Time
(from the album Undun)
 83/100 (19 votes)
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10.The Next Movement (ft. DJ Jazzy Jeff)
(from the album Things Fall Apart)
 83/100 (23 votes)
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11.Sacrifice (Feat. Nelly Furtado)
(from the album Phrenology)
 83/100 (17 votes)
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12.Now Or Never (Feat. Phonte & Dice Raw)
(from the album How I Got Over)
 83/100 (21 votes)
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13.Return To Innocence Lost
(from the album Things Fall Apart)
 83/100 (23 votes)
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14.Walk Alone (Feat. Truck North, P.O.R.N. & Dice Raw)
(from the album How I Got Over)
 83/100 (22 votes)
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15.Ain't Sayin' Nothin' New
(from the album Things Fall Apart)
 82/100 (23 votes)
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16.100% Dundee
(from the album Things Fall Apart)
 82/100 (22 votes)
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17.Dynamite!
(from the album Things Fall Apart)
 82/100 (24 votes)
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18.Kool On
(from the album Undun)
 82/100 (17 votes)
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19.The Spark
(from the album Things Fall Apart)
 82/100 (23 votes)
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20.Step Into The Realm
(from the album Things Fall Apart)
 82/100 (24 votes)
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The Roots ratings

Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 26 votes)
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From hereforashortime 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 Socipluco 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 blueandthemoon 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 junodog4 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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