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The Chronic
by Dr. Dre

 
LP [Explicit Lyrics]
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Overview

Featured Artists: Bushwick Bill and The D.O.C. and Snoop Dogg

Genre: R&B
 
Details
  • Genre: Rap, Hip-Hop
  • Release Date: March 2001
  • Label: Death Row (USA)
  • Rating: Parental Advisory (this format contains explicit lyrics).
  • Format: LP
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Audio Format: Stereo
  • Producer: Dr. Dre
 
Music Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone (12/11/03, p.128) - Ranked #137 in Rolling Stone's "500 Greatest Albums Of All Time" - "[Dr. Dre] funked up the rhymes with a smooth bass-heavy production style and the laid-back delivery of then-unknown rapper Snoop Doggy Dogg."

Rolling Stone (5/13/99, p.53) - Included in Rolling Stone's "Essential Recordings of the 90's."

Rolling Stone (3/18/93, p.40) - 4 Stars - Excellent - "...A hip-hop masterwork full of big beats and little surprises....THE CHRONIC drops raw realism and pays tribute to hip-hop virtuosity..."

Spin (9/99, p.122) - Ranked #8 in Spin Magazine's "90 Greatest Albums of the '90s."

Entertainment Weekly (1/8/93, p.54) - "...No one in the pop universe makes more visceral--or more visual--music than he does....THE CHRONIC storms with rage, strolls with confidence, and reverberates with a social realism that's often ugly and horrifying..." - Rating: A+

Q (12/99, p.76) - Included in Q Magazine's "90 Best Albums Of The 1990s."

Q (1/94, p.82) - Included in Q's list of `The 50 Best Albums Of 1993' - "...a mature, progressive, marvelous new record..."

Q (1/94, p.85) - Included in Q's list of `The 50 Best Albums Of 1993.'

Q (12/02, p.122) - "...Chock-full of impossibly thrilling basslines....Hugely influential..."

Vibe (12/99, p.157) - Included in Vibe's 100 Essential Albums of the 20th Century

Vibe (6/02, p.109) - Ranked #6 in Vibe's "Top 10 rap albums" - "...Dre's decade-defining opus introduced the world to the laid-back luxury of Californian 'G-funk'....The game would never be the same."

The Source (2/93, p.55) - 4.5 Stars - Excellent Plus - "...Following the hype behind one of his hardest tracks ever, `Deep Cover,' Dre has unloaded all over this album with the same furified intensity....An innovative and progressive hip-hop package that must not be missed..."

Village Voice (3/94, p.5) - Ranked #2 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.

Village Voice (3/1/94, p.5) - Ranked #6 in the Village Voice's 1993 Pazz & Jop Critics Poll.

 
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