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good kid, m.A.A.d. city
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Kendrick Lamar

good kid, m.A.A.d. city by Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d. city
CRITIC SCORE
89
Based on 18 reviews
2012 Rank: #2 / 766
USER SCORE
88
Based on
264 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
FACT Magazine

Good Kid, m.A.A.d City might be a wide-ranging, far-reaching success, but one suspects it won’t be his best record.

100
Consequence of Sound

Lamar has bypassed the norm by producing an album that’s damn near unimpeachable.

100
Pretty Much Amazing

It is a varied and dense listening experience that feels more like an emotional outburst than an assured statement of purpose.

95
Pitchfork

The miracle of this album is how it ties straightforward rap thrills-- dazzling lyrical virtuosity, slick quotables, pulverizing beats, star turns from guest rappers-- directly to its narrative. 

95
The 405

Naysayers who thought that Lamar's shift from independent to major label would risk the grit found on Overly Dedicated and Section.80 have been proven wrong.

90
Hip Hop DX

With Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City, Compton's flag bearer unveils a group of songs equally potent individually and collectively, meeting the mainstream and rabid fans in the middle, improbably touching that thinnest slice between mass appeal and mass respect.

90
PopMatters

Providing the sort of semi-autobiographical character arc, good kid would be enough for some, but it’s the lush environs surrounding this “short film” that makes good kid not only a compelling story, but also musically interesting.

83
A.V. Club

Good Kid is an exercise in tasteful restraint, with Lamar employing his boundless budget in creative ways.

80
No Ripcord

good kid, m.A.A.d city is a cocksure record, but that confidence isn’t misplaced.

80
musicOMH

There are dramatic flourishes, rising crescendos and introspective lulls. In short, it is far more than your typical rap album.

70
Tiny Mix Tapes

Throughout these 12 songs (often bi- or tripartite), Lamar reshapes and improves upon enough modern rap tropes to at least partially justify the “unique” and “forward-thinking” mantles that have been placed upon him.

60
NME

It might lack the raw appeal of Kendrick’s 2011 mixtape ‘Section.80’, but it’s also a big-budget reminder that the 25-year-old hasn’t forgotten his roots. 

User Reviews
kayrock
NR
Like a movie. Classic.

rapmartin12
79
Stand-Out Tracks:
- Money Trees
- mAAd City
- Swimming Pools

Scotty
97
Kendrick Lamar is probably my favorite rapper. That being said, I still did not expect him to put out a project this good. The concept alone deserves huge props, but the fact that he was able to execute it almost flawlessly elevates it to another level. I believe there are no bad tracks on this album, and all the beats are on point. This is my favorite project of the last decade without a doubt.

Ntando
80
This album is hot but it's has a lot of weak beats which makes me want to hit skip & the conclusion of the album,like the last 5 songs suck

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Track List
  1. Sherane a.k.a Master Splinter’s Daughter 
  2. Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe 
  3. Backseat Freestyle 
  4. The Art of Peer Pressure 
  5. Money Trees (ft. Jay Rock) 
  6. Poetic Justice (ft. Drake) 
  7. good kid 
  8. m.A.A.d city (ft. MC Eiht) 
  9. Swimming Pools (Drank) 
  10. Sing About Me, I’m Dying of Thirst 
  11. Real Ft. Anna Wise 12. Compton (ft. Dr. Dre)
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Added on: June 27, 2012