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School Me On The Roots [Best Album?]

focusfocus The #1 Nigga, I Don't Need No Hype.Posts: 5,362 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited December 2011 in The Reason
I'm a casual fan right night, but ready to drop some $ on a couple of their albums. Which is the best?

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  • EsiamEsiam Posts: 1,533 ✭✭
    edited November 2011
    Both Phrenology and Things Fall Apart are REALLY good, I went with Phrenology though after some thinking but both are pretty equal for me...

    If you like the darker jazzier type of beats Roots-shit then Things Fall Apart is awesome...

    Phrenology is a whole lot of different styles, more mainstream...
  • RuffDraftRuffDraft Posts: 4,753 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    Phrenology is nice, but I don't think it's really one of their best albums, Break You Off is a great record though:

    How I Got Over is one of the most current releases you'll hear from them and it really showcases the brilliance of Black Thought and the group as a whole:

    The Tipping Point contained one of my favourite beats from The Roots:

    Rising Down was another great release:

    Illadelph Halflife is a great album as a whole, real classic record, this was their second record and the sounds on here are up there with some of their best:

    Finally, Things Fall Apart is another great release… perhaps best known for its crazy front cover:

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    Another great release from The Roots and arguably one of their best… Return to Innocence Lost is a memorable record, very ill.

    It's difficult to sum up a group that has 13 records, but hopefully some of these videos will lead you to more… 'cos we want more (in reference to their album, Do You Want More?), always!

    As for their best album, to me it's How I Got Over. I have always loved The Roots since Phrenology dropped, but that album to me was flawless… I'm a tad too young for releases such as Illadelph Halflife to have that 'I remember when it dropped moment,' but I think if I had, Illadelph Halflife would be my favourite album…
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  • focusfocus The #1 Nigga, I Don't Need No Hype. Posts: 5,362 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    Preciate it!!!

  • ustreet_monstaustreet_monsta Posts: 2,536 ✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    Things Fall Apart has the best guest appearances.

    Or The Tipping Point if you're a fan of rappers just spitting.
  • usmarin3usmarin3 Posts: 38,013 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    Illadelph halflife is their best album to me
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  • Lou_CypherLou_Cypher Make Reasonable Choices. H. E. Double Hockey SticksPosts: 52,498 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    I think Things Fall Apart is the best. They are all just as good as eachother, the easiest way i can explain it is Rising Down and Game Theory are the weakest 2 imo. but they are still great albums. just the weaker of the albums haha.
  • a-grave247a-grave247 Posts: 780 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    Illladelf half life, things fall apart,game theory,how i got over, they are the most consistent group of all time with Wu Tang.
  • BobOblahBobOblah Posts: 9,324 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    get some of the old and some of the new.

    get Illadelph Halflife and The Tipping Point.

    or Things Fall Apart and How I Got Over
  • andre_1024andre_1024 Posts: 2,491 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    I havent heard all their stuff but i know How I Got Over was the best album released last year..
  • Nobodyz ShadowNobodyz Shadow Posts: 134
    edited November 2011
    For me Things Fall Apart with Illadelph Halflife coming in at 2nd
  • king hassanking hassan south side somewherePosts: 22,737 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    usmarin3 wrote: »
    Illadelph halflife is their best album to me
    C/s, but it's a toss up between that and "Do You Want More" and this my all time fav Roots joint right here, and if you've ever seen them in concert you get your money's worth
  • KameKame Posts: 24,246 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    things fall apart is their best joint to me
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  • G MackG Mack Posts: 6,255 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    rising down is slept on, especially "rising up i couldnt stop bumping it when i first heard it......
  • Built 4 cuban linxBuilt 4 cuban linx Only Christopher I acknowledge is Wallace At the 36th chamberPosts: 12,285 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    Illadelph Halflife with Things fall apart not too far behind
  • NothingButTheTruthNothingButTheTruth stew Posts: 10,850 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    Tipping Point
  • king hassanking hassan south side somewherePosts: 22,737 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    T/S if they ever in your city for a concert, check that shit out yo, on the real
  • KameKame Posts: 24,246 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    yeah I hear they put on a good show
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  • BobOblahBobOblah Posts: 9,324 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    T/S if they ever in your city for a concert, check that shit out yo, on the real
    yeah I hear they put on a good show

    Oh yea, this is what you really need to do. See them live.
  • JokerzWyldJokerzWyld Fazer o que você gosta é liberdade. Gostar do que você faz é felicidade Chocolate CityPosts: 5,483 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited November 2011
    Things Fall Apart!!!
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  • real_hh_repreal_hh_rep Posts: 1,868 ✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    That's a tough choice. Things Fall Apart is easily their most complete and influential album, but I also love their earlier, more jazzy and organic albums (Do You Want More, Illadelph Halflife). How I Got Over and Game Theory are near classic status in my book - these are perhaps the most lyrical of all Roots albums and Game Theory is unique thanks to paranoic, dark production. Tipping Point is their weakest link.
  • focusfocus The #1 Nigga, I Don't Need No Hype. Posts: 5,362 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    I was gonna cop Phrenology first, I heard a few cats say that was their best...but sound like I need to go with Things Fall Apart. I'm definitely coppin Undun Tuesday. If they tour with that album i'm there.

  • mindrightmindright Posts: 2,393 ✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    Best album HAS to be "Things Fall Apart"...loved that album and loved watching them peform it live..

    followed by Illadeph Halflife and DO YOU WANT MORE??

    The Mighty ROOTS CREW in full effect...
  • lamontbdclamontbdc 16th & UPosts: 18,824 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2011
    off the no bullshit that live album they have shits on all these junts. though it's music from all these albums that live junt is just the next level. when they introduce jill scott for the 1st time man that shit rides. you gotta own that live roots album and that dj quik live at the house of blues. that's how you prove that hip hop is real music to those no believers.
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