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The best album by The Roots is Things Fall Apart which is ranked number 1,157 in the overall greatest album chart with a total rank score of 1,769.

The Roots is ranked number 371 in the overall artist rankings with a total rank score of 5,488.

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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:155 charts
Rank in 1999:30Rank Score:1,769
Rank in 1990s258Overall Rank:1,157
Average Rating:  80/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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2.

How I Got OverUnited States The Roots
Year of Release:2010Appears in:117 charts
Rank in 2010:25Rank Score:1,145
Rank in 2010s151Overall Rank:1,640
Average Rating:  78/100 (145 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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3.

UndunUnited States The Roots
Year of Release:2011Appears in:82 charts
Rank in 2011:56Rank Score:672
Rank in 2010s264Overall Rank:2,535
Average Rating:  79/100 (94 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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PhrenologyUnited States The Roots
Year of Release:2002Appears in:79 charts
Rank in 2002:56Rank Score:648
Rank in 2000s603Overall Rank:2,604
Average Rating:  75/100 (111 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Illadelph HalflifeUnited States The Roots
Year of Release:1996Appears in:37 charts
Rank in 1996:76Rank Score:443
Rank in 1990s704Overall Rank:3,471
Average Rating:  76/100 (49 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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Game TheoryUnited States The Roots
Year of Release:2006Appears in:53 charts
Rank in 2006:104Rank Score:329
Rank in 2000s1,063Overall Rank:4,413
Average Rating:  78/100 (64 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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Do You Want More?!!!??!United States The Roots
Year of Release:1995Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 1995:118Rank Score:260
Rank in 1990s1,056Overall Rank:5,287
Average Rating:  77/100 (37 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Rising DownUnited States The Roots
Year of Release:2008Appears in:22 charts
Rank in 2008:487Rank Score:68
Rank in 2000s4,205Overall Rank:15,694
Average Rating:  77/100 (32 votes)
Comments: 2 comments
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...And Then You Shoot Your CousinUnited States The Roots
Year of Release:2014Appears in:26 charts
Rank in 2014:359Rank Score:66
Rank in 2010s2,622Overall Rank:15,989
Average Rating:  72/100 (36 votes)
Comments: 3 comments
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The Tipping PointUnited States The Roots
Year of Release:2004Appears in:16 charts
Rank in 2004:432Rank Score:52
Rank in 2000s5,011Overall Rank:18,366
Average Rating:  76/100 (29 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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Overall band rank: 371

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

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1.The Seed (2.0) (Feat. Cody Chestnutt)
(from the album Phrenology)
 89/100 (35 votes)
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2.How I Got Over (Feat. Dice Raw)
(from the album How I Got Over)
 87/100 (37 votes)
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3.You Got Me
(from the album Things Fall Apart)
 86/100 (32 votes)
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4.Dear God 2.0 (Feat. Monsters Of Folk)
(from the album How I Got Over)
 85/100 (25 votes)
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5.The Next Movement (ft. DJ Jazzy Jeff)
(from the album Things Fall Apart)
 84/100 (21 votes)
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6.Radio Daze (Feat. Blu, P.O.R.N. & Dice Raw)
(from the album How I Got Over)
 83/100 (23 votes)
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7.Right On (Feat. Joanna Newsom & Sts)
(from the album How I Got Over)
 83/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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8.Act Too...The Love Of My Life
(from the album Things Fall Apart)
 83/100 (21 votes)
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9.Make My
(from the album Undun)
 83/100 (20 votes)
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10.Return To Innocence Lost
(from the album Things Fall Apart)
 83/100 (22 votes)
Comments: 1 comment
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11.The Spark
(from the album Things Fall Apart)
 83/100 (21 votes)
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12.Dynamite!
(from the album Things Fall Apart)
 83/100 (22 votes)
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13.Ain't Sayin' Nothin' New
(from the album Things Fall Apart)
 83/100 (21 votes)
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14.100% Dundee
(from the album Things Fall Apart)
 83/100 (21 votes)
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15.One Time
(from the album Undun)
 83/100 (18 votes)
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16.Step Into The Realm
(from the album Things Fall Apart)
 83/100 (22 votes)
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17.Sacrifice (Feat. Nelly Furtado)
(from the album Phrenology)
 83/100 (17 votes)
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18.Adrenaline!
(from the album Things Fall Apart)
 82/100 (19 votes)
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19.Now Or Never (Feat. Phonte & Dice Raw)
(from the album How I Got Over)
 82/100 (20 votes)
Comments: 0 comments
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20.Walk Alone (Feat. Truck North, P.O.R.N. & Dice Raw)
(from the album How I Got Over)
 82/100 (21 votes)
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The Roots ratings

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77/100 (from 25 votes)
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80/100
 
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48/100
 
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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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