The Low End Theory
A Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
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Based on 3 reviews
User Score
Based on 324 ratings
1991 Ratings: #3
September 24, 1991 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

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

75
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.

Aug 15, 2018
JoaoSantos
97
This is a true 90s classic.
Sep 17, 2018
zachthesnack
98
An essential album for anyone looking to delve into the realm of classic hip hop
Apr 18, 2016
EMR
93
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
Aug 6, 2018
k4d3n
92
B A C K I N T H E D A Y S W H E N I W A S A T E E N A G E R
Jun 18, 2018
charlie17
NR
Love this album to death, but a few of the later tracks can be a bit grating. Still great and not at all overrated.
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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