The Chronic

Dr. Dre - The Chronic
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1992 Ratings: #9 / 352
User Score
Based on 763 ratings
1992 Ratings: #16
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

No matter how controversial, it remains one of the greatest and most influential hip-hop albums of all time.

100
Pitchfork

A historic moment in hip-hop that redefined West Coast rap.

80
Rolling Stone

Throughout, The Chronic drops raw realism and pays tribute to hip-hop virtuosity.

KIDWITHGUNs
85
☆☆☆☆

I think Dr. Dre is one of those "super-producer" type artists that more than deserve to be on a "Top 50 Rappers of All Time" list and without a shadow of a doubt a "Top 10 Hip-Hop Producers of All Time" list.

Just, for one second, think about the man's accomplishments. Not only giving birth to, but influencing household names; 50 Cent, Eminem, Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Motherfunking Lamar—being integral to the genesis of gangsta rap—being ... read more
TheDankestMeme
80
Dr. Dre's debut studio album is filled with tons of classic bangers and still sounds pretty good to this day. Just like with 2001, I was a fan of the singles from this thing but this was the first time I've ever heard it in full and it's easily more consistent than 2001. While I feel there may be higher highs on 2001, this album is substantially more consistent and features some of Dre's best rapping and great performances from Snoop Dogg all around. The mastering just like on 2001 still sounds ... read more
PreeMo
64
Inconsistent, kinda boring, overrated...I'm so sorry, G-Funk fans...
Ackbae
80
This album is extremely rooted in the 90s, but it still remains as an enjoyable and incredible work of music almost 30 years past its release date. A lot of aspects of the album are pretty dated, such as the classical weird Dre beeps and the... interesting choice of language at points on the album. The Chronic is definitely a classic in terms of its old fashioned yet legendary nature, but this same nature is why some tracks sound kind of clunky and unenjoyable (High Powered is a perfect example ... read more
Gaspurga87
94
Hymns, hymns everywhere.... No soy especialmente fan del g-funk, pero tengo que decir que muchos de los mejores discos de rap de la "era dorada" son de este estilo.
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Track List

  1. The Chronic (Intro)
  2. Wit Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin')
  3. Let Me Ride
  4. The Day the Niggaz Took Over
  5. Nuthin' But a "G" Thang
  6. Deeez Nuuuts
  7. Lil' Ghetto Boy
  8. A Nigga Witta Gun
  9. Rat-Tat-Tat-Tat
  10. The $20 Sack Pyramid
  11. Lyrical Gangbang
  12. High Powered
  13. The Doctor's Office
  14. Stranded on Death Row
  15. The Roach [The Chronic Outro]
  16. Bitches Ain't Shit

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Added on: November 29, 2012