The Black Album

  • Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Nov 14, 2003
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. For all the dark wordplay, the album is an aural equivalent of that old American favourite, the schmaltzy biopic.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 157 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 53 out of 56
  2. Negative: 2 out of 56
  1. Aug 22, 2011
    10
    This album is amazing. This is still my favorite rap album to date and is one of the best I've ever heard. Jay Z was trying to retire with aThis album is amazing. This is still my favorite rap album to date and is one of the best I've ever heard. Jay Z was trying to retire with a bang and he did just that. This is Jay Z's best album. The production was amazing, the lyrics were on point and we heard every jay Z. Classic and new. Full Review »
  2. Jan 9, 2016
    8
    'The Black Album' by Jay-Z is a classical position in his discography. I really like this album. 'Public service announcent', 'Moment of'The Black Album' by Jay-Z is a classical position in his discography. I really like this album. 'Public service announcent', 'Moment of Clarity', '99 problems' the best tracks! Full Review »
  3. Apr 24, 2015
    10
    With great writing, domination on the mic and Timbo's awesome beats, The black album deserves a spot on Jay's top 3 best albums, along withWith great writing, domination on the mic and Timbo's awesome beats, The black album deserves a spot on Jay's top 3 best albums, along with The blueprint and Reasonable doubt. Full Review »