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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Drowned in Sound

An eloquent full stop at the end of an insane genre, and one of the most intelligent rap records of the last few years.

92
PopMatters

Musically, 2001 is about as close to brilliant as any one gangsta rap album might possibly get. The hip-hop rhythms are catchy, sometimes in your face, sometimes subtle, but always a fine backdrop for the power of Dre’s voice.

91
Entertainment Weekly

If this is truly, as he has implied, Dre’s last will and testament as a solo artist, it’s a hell of a way to go out.

80
AllMusic

No matter how much fun you may have, it's hard not to shake the feeling that this is cheap, not lasting, fun.

70
Spin

2001 proves that Dre's got the depth of soul to rise above his own shit and become a credit to the race.

70
Sputnikmusic

The album is musically solid, lyrically entertaining (albeit campy) and criminally underrated, pun intended.

60
NME

It's powerful enough in parts, but not clever enough to give Will Smith the fear.

60
Q Magazine

The catchy, dramatic production and guest spots from Eminem and Mary J Blige are a joy, but it's high time that Dre took the Dogg to the pound.

exception
76

Smoke Weed Everyday

TheDankestMeme
77

While I have always been a fan of the singles from this album but only today did I finally listen to it in full. I've seen many calling this a classic and some saying it's aged like spoiled milk but after listening to this I still feel this is a very solid album. First of all the mastering/mixing on this album is by far some of the best I have EVER heard from an album, especially one that is this old. It just sounds so smooth and well done and it amazes me quite a bit honestly. The actual songs ... read more

LukasLima
84

Um álbum muito importante para o hip hop, o lendário Dr. Dre reuniu parcerias de peso, entre eles o Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Hittman e Mary J Blige. A produção de Dr. Dre ficou muito boa, é um álbum muito bem estruturado e rica em sonoridade, um ótimo disco.
Destaque para "Still D.R.E.", "The Next Episode", "Ackrite", "Let's Get High" e "Xxplosive".

* Lolo (Intro) (NA)
* The Watcher (8/10)
* Fuck You ... read more

98

1. Lolo (Intro) - Just a intro
2. The Watcher - May be Dre's best rhyme schemes, Eminem kills the hook, perfect true intro to the album
3. Fuck You - The anthem for rough sex
4. Still D.R.E. - The first hit of the album, absolute classic, the beat cannot be fucked with, just wish Snoop had a full verse
5. Big Ego's - Hittman's hook is the best part, the beat is smooth as fuck
6. Xxplosive - Second hit of the album, it's pretty decent
7. What's The Difference - My favorite song off the album, ... read more

95

this has to be my favorite rap album released before the 2010's

98

One of the best albums ever. The magnum opus of everything Dre was working towards, its a brilliant piece of work, with hit after hit, and bar after bar. Truly excellent.

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Track List

  1. Lolo (Intro)
  2. The Watcher
  3. You
  4. Still D.R.E.
  5. Big Ego's
  6. Xxplosive
  7. What's The Difference
  8. Bar One
  9. Light Speed
  10. Forgot About Dre (featuring Eminem)
  11. The Next Episode
  12. Let's Get High
  13. Bitch Niggaz
  14. The Car Bomb
  15. Murder Ink
  16. Ed-Ucation
  17. Some L.A. Niggaz
  18. Pause 4 Porno
  19. Housewife
  20. Ackrite
  21. Bang Bang
  22. The Message
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Added on: February 23, 2013