Straight Outta Compton

N.W.A. - Straight Outta Compton
Critic Score
Based on 4 reviews
1988 Ratings: #9 / 125
User Score
Based on 266 ratings
1988 Ratings: #15
August 8, 1988 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

It's impossible to overstate the enduring impact of Straight Outta Compton; as polarizing as its outlook may be, it remains an essential landmark, one of hip-hop's all-time greatest.

97
Pitchfork
These are the most nihilistic, apolitical recordings since the Nixon tapes. Anyone who disagrees is a cracka-loving faggot.
thomasny18
NR
Yo, did Pitchfork actually say that?
JustSomeGuy
68
I feel really bad for not liking this as much as I probably should.

N.W.A's debut album is easily one of the most iconic and influential in hip-hop and music history as a whole. This album was one of the main things to popularize the gangsta rap genre with its rebellious lyrics and the undeniable chemistry between all of the rappers involved. With such classic tracks as Fuck Tha Police and the title track, it seemed that there was nothing that would go wrong with this. But this is an album ... read more
Doofly
95
This album is legendary and “Anyone who disagrees is a cracka-loving f****t.”

This album is very important to me. I wasn’t always into Rap, I got into it when listening to radios in Grand Theft Auto games. Ever since then I’ve been excited to listen to any hip-hop or rap record.

After all these years of N.W.A. being iconic and the figure of the 90s I wanted to listen to “Straight Outta Compton” again. It’s crazy how well most things hold up, this ... read more
CuckBoi5000
55
Aged like milk tbh
matscomh
90
it is dated. however, it's awesome. checkmate.
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Track List

  1. Straight Outta Compton
  2. Fuck tha Police
  3. Gangsta Gangsta
  4. If It Ain't Ruff
  5. Parental Discretion Iz Advised (featuring The D.O.C.)
  6. 8 Ball (remix)
  7. Something Like That  
  8. Express Yourself
  9. Compton's N the House (remix)
  10. I Ain't tha 1
  11. Dope Man (remix)
  12. Quiet on tha Set
  13. Something 2 Dance 2 
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