The Low End Theory
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 295 ratings
1991 Ratings: #3
Your Review



The Low End Theory is an unqualified success, the perfect marriage of intelligent, flowing raps to nuanced, groove-centered productions.

Entertainment Weekly

Unfortunately, The Low End Theory’s head-trippy hip-hop doesn’t move my rear end on the dance floor — there seems to be little passion at the core. This may be the greatest hip-hop album that will never quicken my pulse.

Sep 12, 2017
Excursions 100 BEST!
Buggin' Out 100
Rap Promoter 100
Butter 85
Verses From The Abstract 100 BEST!
Show Business 100
Vibes And Stuff 95
Infamous Date Rape 95
Check The Rhime 100 BEST!
Everything Is Fair 95
Jazz (We've Got) 100
Skypager 90
What? 90
Scenario 100
Overall: 96.5+3.5=Perfect Score
Apr 18, 2016
The legendary hip-hop collective A Tribe Called Quest took all of the awe-inspiring elements of their debut album and elevated their aesthetics on The Low End Theory, a delightful work that showcased Q-Tip and the late Phife Dawg in prime form, with day-to-day lyrics and laid-back rhimes, backed up by some high-level production and elegant beats that still sound quite relatable and compelling up to this day (in oposition to some of the all-time hip-hop classics from Wu-Tang Clan or N.W.A., for ... read more
Jun 18, 2018
Love this album to death, but a few of the later tracks can be a bit grating. Still great and not at all overrated.
Jun 7, 2018
Favourite Track: Excursions
May 3, 2018
Right after listening to the first song I knew this album was gonna be great
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Track List
  1. Excursions 
  2. Buggin' Out 
  3. Rap Promoter 
  4. Butter 
  5. Verses From The Abstract 
  6. Show Business 
  7. Vibes And Stuff 
  8. Infamous Date Rape 
  9. Check The Rhime 
  10. Everything Is Fair 
  11. Jazz (We've Got) 
  12. Skypager 
  13. What?
  14. Scenario
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Added on: September 8, 2012