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good kid, m.A.A.d city

Kendrick Lamar

good kid, m.A.A.d city

The major label debut from Comtpon rap artist Lamar, under executive producer Dr. Dre

ADM rating[?]

8.6

Label
Polydor
UK Release date
23/10/2012
US Release date
22/10/2012
  1. 10.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Lamar has bypassed the norm by producing an album that’s damn near unimpeachable
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  2. 10.0 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    It is a varied and dense listening experience that feels more like an emotional outburst than an assured statement of purpose. For now, it is safe to say that good kid, m.A.A.d city is the most potent exploration yet of one of the most interesting minds in rap music
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  3. 10.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    As far as My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy/m.A.A.d city comparisons go, I think they work as inversions. m.A.A.d city is just as ambitious, but with much subtler shades
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  4. 10.0 |   The Irish Times

    A powerful, significant, thrilling and astonishing affair,
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  5. 9.8 |   The AU Review

    Here, Kendrick Lamar embodies the very idea that top-tier rappers are those who paint intriguing pictures with their words, and as a wordsmith Kendrick has painted a masterpiece
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  6. 9.5 |   Prefix

    This is a great album for many reasons, but a historic album maybe just for one: it is a gorgeous, poignant, real, and fitting final curtain for the era of gangsta rap it was borne from
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  7. 9.5 |   Pitchfork

    Listening to it feels like walking directly into Lamar's childhood home and, for the next hour, growing up alongside him
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  8. 9.1 |   PlayGround

    It’s impossible not to get excited by or be impressed with such a precise, imaginative display of talent
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  9. 9.0 |   The Quietus

    Kendrick has unarguably emerged as a major voice in both hip hop and popular music. What makes his success such a triumph, though, is that his vehicle was this immensely detailed, but accessible and warm-hearted origins story – the birth of a star
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  10. 9.0 |   Pop Matters

    Lamar concentrates the ideas of hip-hop narrative and nonfiction into such a form that’s shocking for how simultaneously accessible yet full of depth it is
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  11. 9.0 |   All Music

    Add it all up and subtract the hype, and this one is still potent enough to rise to the top of the pile
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  12. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Coming from the label that virtually created the template for the modern blockbuster rap album, Good Kid is an exercise in tasteful restraint
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  13. 8.0 |   BBC

    Compton MC matures quickly on this stirring major label debut
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  14. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Lamar is an unlikely star: a storyteller, not a braggart or punch-line rapper, setting spiritual yearnings and moral dilemmas against a backdrop of gang violence and police brutality
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  15. 8.0 |   The Observer

    Proves his talent to be as prodigious as his online output
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  16. 8.0 |   Spin

    It's a completely exhausting listen, one that might prove easier to admire than enjoy. But at the very least, it's never anything less than fascinating
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  17. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Perhaps Lamar's greatest gift is his ability to pull the listener inside the action while retaining an alienated detachment
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  18. 8.0 |   No Ripcord

    Kendrick Lamar may not have saved hip-hop, but he's certainly provided us with one of 2012's best records
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  19. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Lamar isn't the messiah; he's just a very good rapper, and for now that will do
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  20. 6.0 |   State

    A solid effort by the good kid from the mad city, but whether it actually belongs on the shelf beside the true hip-hop classics remains to be seen
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  21. 6.0 |   NME

    A big-budget reminder that the 25-year-old hasn’t forgotten his roots
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