- Record Label: Interscope / Aftermath
- Release Date: Mar 16, 2015
- Summary: The third full-length studio release from the hip hop artist features guest appearances from Bilal, George Clinton, James Fauntleroy, Ronald Isley, Rapsody, Snoop Dogg, Thundercat, and Anna Wise.
- Record Label: Interscope / Aftermath
- Genre(s): Rap
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Positive: 44 out of 44
Mixed: 0 out of 44
Negative: 0 out of 44
Mar 23, 2015Kendrick can’t be Pac or know everything it took to be him, but he isn’t going to let doubts stop him from making groundbreaking music. With To Pimp a Butterfly, it’s never been more apparent that he’s doing just that and prepared to stride past any and all obstacles.
UncutApr 29, 2015A genuine 2015 classic. [Jun 2015, p.77]
Mar 23, 2015At brief points Lamar does err on the side of self-indulgence, but for the most part his grandiosity is matched by his talent. A worthy follow up to its platinum-selling predecessor, To Pimp A Butterfly stands as a fearless and uncompromising manifestation of Lamar's desire to push the culture of rap forwards--a crusade that's as much in his blood as the city of Compton.
Mar 17, 2015At its best, it’s a howling work of black protest art on par with Amiri Baraka’s incendiary play “Dutchman,” or David Hammons’s moving decapitated hoodie “In the Hood”.... He hasn’t outrun his tendency toward clutter. He is a dense rapper, and even though he’s more at ease with the music now, he still runs the risk of suffocation.
Jun 18, 2017why didn't this win album of the year. why is there 139 negative reviews? the flow the lyrics the rhyme schemes the beats story tellingwhy didn't this win album of the year. why is there 139 negative reviews? the flow the lyrics the rhyme schemes the beats story telling everything makes this album a classic. i don't get why some people don't like this album.
wesleys theory: i don't like the beat very much 7.5/10
for free: 9/10
king kunta: 10/10
these walls: 7/10
u: 9/10 woww
alright: 10/10 it's more than alright
for sale: 6.5/10
hood politics: 7/10
how much a dollar cost: 9/10
the blacker the berry: 10/10
you ain't gotta lie: 7/10
mortal man: 8/10
light 10/10… Expand
Mar 17, 2015Run the Jewels 2 + Black Messiah + Random Access Memories + Yeezus + Run the Jewels + good kid, m.A.A.d city + London Zoo + Geogaddi +Run the Jewels 2 + Black Messiah + Random Access Memories + Yeezus + Run the Jewels + good kid, m.A.A.d city + London Zoo + Geogaddi + Amnesiac + Things Fall Apart + Aquemeni + Music is Rotted One Note + The Chronic + Loveless + Laughing Stock + Sign "☮" the Times + Aja + Physical Graffiti + Expensive **** + Innervisions + Exile on Main Street + Superfly + Maggot Brain + There's a Riot Goin' On + Electric Ladyland + The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady = To Pimp a Butterfly
Aug 11, 2015The best album EVER!!!!!! If it's not the best album ever, it's the best RAP ALBUM EVER!!!!!!! This album is a masterpiece to say the least.The best album EVER!!!!!! If it's not the best album ever, it's the best RAP ALBUM EVER!!!!!!! This album is a masterpiece to say the least. This album is so amazing and original to the point you wonder what can this guy do next (he's already done everything). Kendrick is one of the few artist in MUSIC history that has dropped two classic albums in a row!!!! That's hard to pull off, especially these days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!… Expand
Mar 19, 2015the true spiritual successor to voodoo - d'angelo.
this is d'angelo. this is lauryn hill. this is chris tucker this is dave chappelle. thisthe true spiritual successor to voodoo - d'angelo.
this is d'angelo. this is lauryn hill. this is chris tucker this is dave chappelle. this is dilla this is pac.
this is a masterpiece.… Expand
Published: December 2, 2015Over the next month, we'll be collecting year-end top 10 album lists from over 140 music critics, publications, record stores, and other sources. Find individual lists and this year's cumulative rankings inside.
Awards & Rankings
|Picture of Bunny Rabbit - Arthur Russell|
|Fountain Baby - Amaarae|
|Fly or Die Fly or Die Fly or Die (world war) - Jaimie Branch|
|Smash: The Singles 1985-2020 [Box Set] - Pet Shop Boys|
|Evenings at the Village Gate: John Coltrane with Eric Dolphy - John Coltrane|
|The Greater Wings - Julie Byrne|
|Guts - Olivia Rodrigo|
|The Land Is Inhospitable and So Are We - Mitski|
|the record - boygenius|
|Maps - billy woods|
|That! Feels Good! - Jessie Ware|
|Rat Saw God - Wednesday|
|Black Rainbows - Corinne Bailey Rae|
|Valley of Heart's Delight - Margo Cilker|
|Chrome Dreams - Neil Young|
|Blómi - Susanne Sundfør|
|I Am Not There Anymore - The Clientele|
|The Complete Dirty South - Drive-By Truckers|
|Wait Til I Get Over - Durand Jones|
|My Back Was a Bridge for You to Cross - Anohni & the Johnsons|