I (track) by Kendrick Lamar

I by Kendrick Lamar
Year: 2015
From the album To Pimp A Butterfly (track #15)
Average Rating: 
91/100 (from 613 votes)
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I appears on the following album(s) by Kendrick Lamar:


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Average Rating: 
91/100 (from 613 votes)
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This track is rated in the top 1% of all tracks on BestEverAlbums.com. This track has a Bayesian average rating of 90.9/100, a mean average of 89.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 91.1/100. The standard deviation for this track is 13.3.

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From 04/16/2018 22:21
This version feels so raw, and the guitars are phenomenal. Then, when he starts speaking the poem and the audience is slowly left speechless, I get chills.
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From 01/18/2017 03:09
A seamless ending to the narrative. The live version fits perfectly within the album. Just another example of the genius of Kendrick Lamar.
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From 09/13/2015 08:03
I live both the single version and the album version, and I especially love that they both exist. A different version of "i" for every mood.
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From 09/12/2015 01:58
This version of this song works brilliantly BECAUSE the studio version became so famous and loved. The differences between the two became stark and the fact that everyone knew this song already, the poem at the end underlines his message of self love. If this was the first time ever you listened to this song, it will hit you less hard than if you've heard the single before.
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From 04/20/2015 14:40
Good choice to use this live version.
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From 04/08/2015 05:10
Great positive energy and awesome ending
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From 03/23/2015 16:57
Again like "The Blacker the Berry" where the song gets soooo much better in the album context.
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From 03/18/2015 17:51
totally agreed, the transition into the isley beat and the "I LOVE MYSELF!" chant is probably the best thing on the whole album.
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From 03/16/2015 18:48
the album version is 100% better than the single, and serves as a perfect uplifting moment after such a dark album. easily my favorite song on the whole record
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