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PostSubject: The Roots   Thu 22 Dec 2011, 7:26 pm

This may surprise some of you but as of right now the only albums from The Roots I own are Do You Want More, Illadelphhalflife, and undun. I got a lil project, if you will, going on where I'm adding the rest of their albums to my collection. I'm going to cop Things Fall Apart VERY soon. Which album should be the next in line?

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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Thu 22 Dec 2011, 7:31 pm

How I Got Over

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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Thu 22 Dec 2011, 7:51 pm

My Roots Rankings (from most fav to least)

Illadelph Halflife (5 stars)
Things Fall Apart (5 stars)
Do You Want More (5 stars)
How I Got Over (4.5-4.75 stars)
Game Theory (4.5 stars)
Undun (4.25-4.5 stars)
Rising Down (4.25 stars)
The Tipping Point (4 stars)
Phrenology (4 stars)
Organix (3.5 stars)

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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Thu 22 Dec 2011, 7:57 pm

Tipping Point or How I Got Over. But Rising Down and Game Theory are a must also. Just all of their newer albums.

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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Thu 22 Dec 2011, 8:03 pm

Yeah, you can't go wrong really

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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Fri 23 Dec 2011, 12:14 am

Tipping Point
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Wed 28 Dec 2011, 4:13 pm

How I got over
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Sat 31 Dec 2011, 7:05 pm

Things Fall Apart is one awesome album, 5 stars for this one. I think I'm going to cop Phrenology next, but thanks for the picks also.
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Sat 31 Dec 2011, 8:06 pm

What Kev said.....Phrenology can wait
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Sat 31 Dec 2011, 9:25 pm

Phrenology is probably my least favorite Roots album

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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Mon 02 Jan 2012, 2:30 pm

Shaun wrote:
Phrenology is probably my least favorite Roots album

Unless you count Organix then I'd say the same.
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Wed 04 Jan 2012, 7:51 pm

My order

Things Fall Apart (5 stars)
Illadelph Halflife (5 stars)
Do You Want More (5 stars)
Game Theory (4.5 stars)
How I Got Over (4.25 stars)
Undun (4.25 stars as of now)
The Tipping Point (4 stars)
Rising Down (4 stars)
Phrenology (4 stars)
Organix (3.5 stars)
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Wed 04 Jan 2012, 9:29 pm

Alan wrote:
My order

Things Fall Apart (5 stars)
Illadelph Halflife (5 stars)
Do You Want More (5 stars)
Game Theory (4.5 stars)
How I Got Over (4.25 stars)
Undun (4.25 stars as of now)
The Tipping Point (4 stars)
Rising Down (4 stars)
Phrenology (4 stars)
Organix (3.5 stars)

These are my ratings exactly except I have HIGO a bit higher.
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Thu 05 Jan 2012, 7:27 pm

Yeah. How I Got Over is more of a 4.5 star album too....I mean I definitely gave it a 4.5 when it dropped. I haven't bumped it in a while. I'll probably be listening to a lot of Roots soon anyway since the new album dropped and it's so dope....always makes me dig into their older work. This is just a group you can't go wrong with.
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Thu 05 Jan 2012, 8:21 pm

Alan wrote:
Yeah. How I Got Over is more of a 4.5 star album too....I mean I definitely gave it a 4.5 when it dropped. I haven't bumped it in a while. I'll probably be listening to a lot of Roots soon anyway since the new album dropped and it's so dope....always makes me dig into their older work. This is just a group you can't go wrong with.

Yeah, them and Tribe are my favorite groups of all time.
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Sun 12 Feb 2012, 12:09 am

Just bumped Phrenology today, and needless to say, it's NOT wack, but it was on another level, so much so that my rating for this one is probably a 3 (or 3.5) and I don't like giving that low of a rating to a Roots album.

Next up: The Tipping Point
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Sun 12 Feb 2012, 2:47 am

Wayne wrote:
Just bumped Phrenology today, and needless to say, it's NOT wack, but it was on another level, so much so that my rating for this one is probably a 3 (or 3.5) and I don't like giving that low of a rating to a Roots album.

Next up: The Tipping Point

Wow, really? Phrenology isn't among my favorite Roots albums either, but it's far better than 3 stars IMO.
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Sun 12 Feb 2012, 3:25 pm

Shiiit... Phrenology is not that bad at all. I could've done without all that pretentious feedback and cluttered pseudo-jazz baloney, though.
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Sun 12 Feb 2012, 3:29 pm

All Roots albums are at least 4 stars IMO unless you count Organix.
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Mon 13 Feb 2012, 12:42 am

Wayne why did you ask people what Roots album to buy next and not a single person said Phrenology, yet you went and got Phrenology first? just curious...
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Mon 13 Feb 2012, 12:44 am

Laced With Slang wrote:
Wayne why did you ask people what Roots album to buy next and not a single person said Phrenology, yet you went and got Phrenology first? just curious...

I always appreciate and take everyone's recommendations seriously. In this case, it was impromptu decision to get the rest of their albums in order, or at least try, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Mon 13 Feb 2012, 12:45 am

ah, i see
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Mon 13 Feb 2012, 12:46 am

i guess i was just thinking to myself "well he shouldnt have been surprised given the feedback" lol
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Mon 13 Feb 2012, 12:48 am

Laced With Slang wrote:
i guess i was just thinking to myself "well he shouldnt have been surprised given the feedback" lol

Lol, I hear you.
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Fri 17 Feb 2012, 6:15 pm

Just bumped The Tipping Point today, and it's very excellent indeed. I was CLOSE to giving it the "5 star treatment", but overall, I'll comfortably give it 4.5 stars.
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Sun 19 Feb 2012, 11:46 pm

Just finished bumping "How I Got Over", and this is another 4.5 star album here. Now, the latter half of the album (specifically starting with the track "The Fire") isn't on the level, if you will, of songs 1-10, but that doesn't affect this album at all. Another excellent album.

Next up: Game Theory more than likely.
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Mon 20 Feb 2012, 7:09 am

Also get that movie Brooklyn Babylon which stars Black Thought to really have a definitive collection. Why would they have a Philly rapper in a movie about Brooklyn, was Jeru the Damaja not available? Its like when they had Schoolly D do the soundtrack for King Of NewYork
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Mon 20 Feb 2012, 11:14 am

lol @ Trotter

Don't forget the two EPs and the double disc live album either, Wayne. They're all dope. I can upload them if need be. The EPs are a pain in the ass to get a hold of and may not be worth the loot that folks want for them.

The live album comes in single disc format as well, but with less material (obviously)...
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Mon 20 Feb 2012, 12:09 pm

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lol @ Trotter

Don't forget the two EPs and the double disc live album either, Wayne. They're all dope. I can upload them if need be. The EPs are a pain in the ass to get a hold of and may not be worth the loot that folks want for them.

The live album comes in single disc format as well, but with less material (obviously)...

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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Mon 20 Feb 2012, 4:01 pm

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Just finished bumping "How I Got Over", and this is another 4.5 star album here. Now, the latter half of the album (specifically starting with the track "The Fire") isn't on the level, if you will, of songs 1-10, but that doesn't affect this album at all. Another excellent album.

Next up: Game Theory more than likely.

Yes! Bout time. Cop that Game Theory!
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Tue 21 Feb 2012, 1:39 am

Wayne wrote:
Just finished bumping "How I Got Over", and this is another 4.5 star album here. Now, the latter half of the album (specifically starting with the track "The Fire") isn't on the level, if you will, of songs 1-10, but that doesn't affect this album at all. Another excellent album.

Next up: Game Theory more than likely.

The Fire is easily one of my favorite songs on How I Got Over. That and Right On>>>>>>>>

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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Tue 21 Feb 2012, 4:04 am

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Wayne wrote:
Just finished bumping "How I Got Over", and this is another 4.5 star album here. Now, the latter half of the album (specifically starting with the track "The Fire") isn't on the level, if you will, of songs 1-10, but that doesn't affect this album at all. Another excellent album.

Next up: Game Theory more than likely.

The Fire is easily one of my favorite songs on How I Got Over. That and Right On>>>>>>>>


The Fire and Right On are my favorites as well. The second half of the album is just as good as the first, IMO

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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Tue 20 Mar 2012, 6:47 am

I'm going to be bumping Rising Down either today or tomorrow, and Game Theory is on the way also!
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Thu 22 Mar 2012, 10:50 pm

Looking at about 4 star for Rising Down. Excellent album.

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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Fri 23 Mar 2012, 12:22 am

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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Fri 23 Mar 2012, 1:43 am

Shaun wrote:
Common Scholars wrote:
Wayne wrote:
Just finished bumping "How I Got Over", and this is another 4.5 star album here. Now, the latter half of the album (specifically starting with the track "The Fire") isn't on the level, if you will, of songs 1-10, but that doesn't affect this album at all. Another excellent album.

Next up: Game Theory more than likely.

The Fire is easily one of my favorite songs on How I Got Over. That and Right On>>>>>>>>


The Fire and Right On are my favorites as well. The second half of the album is just as good as the first, IMO

Right On, Shona Donna.
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PostSubject: Re: The Roots   Sun 22 Apr 2012, 5:12 pm

Rising Down is 4 stars also.
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