What are the best Kendrick Lamar albums ?

The rap community considers Kendrick Lamar royalty. His albums have been critical and commercial successes. While some have been better received than others ("To Pimp a Butterfly" won Best Rap Album at the Grammys) there's no denying the power of his music. Here are the best Kendrick Lamar albums to date. 

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    #1To Pimp a Butterfly

    To Pimp a Butterfly

    To Pimp a Butterfly is the 3rd studio album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar, released in 2015. The album includes the singles "The Blacker the Berry", "King Kunta", "Alright", and "These Walls".  It won Best Rap Album at the 58th Grammy Awards.

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    Tyler Gonzalez
    Written on June 6, 2019
    "The best Kendrick Lamar album and personally the best rap album ever made. To Pimp a Butterfly is like a fiery assault to the senses. Lyrically, it's his best to date. All the songs are politically charged, centering on the black community and what it's like to live in the ghettos. A true rap masterpiece and a modern classic!"
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    #2Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

    Good Kid, M.A.A.D City

    Good Kid, M.A.A.D City is 2nd studio album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar released in 2012. Lamar collaborated with several producers including Dr. Dre, Just Blaze, and Pharrell Williams. It includes the singles "The Recipe", and "Swimming Pools".

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    Arthur Mason
    Written on June 6, 2019
    "Kendrick Lamar's Good Kid, M.A.A.D City is amazing! It's one of the best hip-hop albums ever. He tells stories through lyrics that ooze meaning and anger. While most of Kendrick's contemporaries brag about living the thug life, Kendrick exposes the harsh life of those who actually live in impoverished, criminally-inclined black communities. This is what REAL music is! "
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    #3Damn

    Damn

    Damn is the 4th studio album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar released in 2017. The album was number 1 in the United States and Canada and was certified triple platinum. It includes the singles "Humble", "Loyalty" (feat. Rihanna) and "Love". 

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    Luis Alberto Galván
    Written on June 6, 2019
    "What a phenomenal album. Duckworth is my favorite. It's such a beautiful song. DNA is quite catchy. Of course, the radios have overplayed Humble but it's still a bop. Loyalty feat. Rihanna is awesome. Almost every song is a masterpiece!"
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    #4Overly Dedicated

    Overly Dedicated

    Overly Dedicated is the 4th solo mixtape by American rapper Kendrick Lamar released in 2010. Featured artists include  Dash Snow, Jhené Aiko, Schoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul. Songs include  "The Heart Pt. 2" and "Growing Apart (From Everything)". 

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    Guillermo Zárate
    Written on June 6, 2019
    "Kendrick Lamar can do no wrong. Overly Dedicated is a huge banger. The album is deep and insightful and his sound is unique and refreshing. This and To Pimp a Butterfly are my favorite albums. "
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    #5Section.80

    Section.80

    Section.80 is the 1st studio album by American rapper Kendrick Lama released in 2011. The album talks about themes like the 1980s crack epidemic, racism, and drug tolerance and addiction. Songs include "A.D.H.D" and "HiiiPoWeR". 

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    Tyler Rose
    Written on June 6, 2019
    "Kendrick is revolutionizing hip-hop and rap. Section.80 is hella tight! The lyrics are masterful and his flow is to die for. My favorite songs are "Hol Up", "Rigamortis", and "HiiiPower". "
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    #6Untitled Unmastered

    Untitled Unmastered

    Untitled Unmastered is a compilation album by American rapper Kendrick Lamar released in 2016. It includes previously unreleased demos from the recording of the album To Pimp a Butterfly that involves themes about politics and philosophy. 

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    Roy Fernandez
    Written on June 6, 2019
    "Mr. Lamar is the savior of hip-hop. At such a young age his discography is both prolific and outstanding. Untitled Unmastered continues his winning streak. This concept album is transcendent. This is what Kanye (trash) thinks he is doing. A+"
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    #7Kendrick Lamar (EP)

    Kendrick Lamar (EP)

    Kendrick Lamar (EP) is the self-titled extended play (EP) by American rapper Kendrick Lamar, released in 2009. The album is available on digital download for free. It features artists like Angela McCluskey and Ab-Soul. Songs include "Is It Love", and  "Celebration". 

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    Mary Green
    Written on June 6, 2019
    "It's a shame not a lot of people heard about this album. It's more melodic and experimental and less hip-hop flavored. Is It Love feat. Angela Mccluskey is my favorite. "
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    #8Training Day

    Training Day

    Training Day is the 2nd solo mixtape by Kendrick Lamar released in 2007 available for digital download. It features artists like Punch, Jay Rock, and DJ Dave. Songs include "One Shot Kill", "Blame God", " Who Shot Ya (Freestyle)" and "Never Die".  

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    Daniel Banks
    Written on June 6, 2019
    "This mixtape is clearly heavily influenced by Jay Z and Lil Wayne. He's also a little cocky here and kinda generic sounding. Not his best but still good enough. "

Summary

Best What are the best Kendrick Lamar albums
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1To Pimp a ButterflyMusic 17 Free
2Good Kid, M.A.A.D CityMusic 11 Free
3DamnMusic 9 Free
4Overly DedicatedMusic 3 Free
5Section.80Music 3 Free
6Untitled UnmasteredMusic 2 Free
7Kendrick Lamar (EP)Music 1 Free
8Training DayMusic 1 Free
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