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Can an album be considered a classic if it has just 1 whack song on it?



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 3 weeks ago '15        #1
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Can an album be considered a classic if it has just 1 whack song on it?
 

 
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 3 weeks ago '14        #2
Lurker 
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You can have a classic album with multiple wack songs on the album , especially if you have a lot of songs on there. It’s all about context

The shorter your tracklist, the more on point you gotta be.

But truth be told, every album has a “wack” song, in theory. Only objective perfect album I can think of is Thriller, and even that album only has 9 songs.
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 3 weeks ago '07        #3
Avon_Barksdale  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x88
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 Lurker said
The shorter your tracklist, the more on point you gotta be.
Which is why Pusha should've won a grammy for Daytona imo...


It was short (7 tracks) and straight to the point.
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 3 weeks ago '15        #4
He Hate Me 
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Drunk and hot girls on Graduation
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 3 weeks ago '21        #5
BeastModeBoy 
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 Lurker said
You can have a classic album with multiple wack songs on the album , especially if you have a lot of songs on there. It’s all about context

The shorter your tracklist, the more on point you gotta be.

But truth be told, every album has a “wack” song, in theory. Only objective perfect album I can think of is Thriller, and even that album only has 9 songs.
Marvin Gaye's "What's going On" is THE perfect album
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 3 weeks ago '15        #6
g0dfather  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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It could have up to 3 skippable and still considered classic
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 3 weeks ago '20        #7
The corrector 
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 Avon_Barksdale said
Which is why Pusha should've won a grammy for Daytona imo...


It was short (7 tracks) and straight to the point.
People didn't like wwmd. I did but a lot didn't.
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 3 weeks ago '07        #8
Avon_Barksdale  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x88
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 The corrector said
People didn't like wwmd. I did but a lot didn't.
Yeah, I thought it was just ok tbh lol...
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 3 weeks ago '16        #9
Knucklez 
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 Lurker said
You can have a classic album with multiple wack songs on the album , especially if you have a lot of songs on there. It’s all about context

The shorter your tracklist, the more on point you gotta be.

But truth be told, every album has a “wack” song, in theory. Only objective perfect album I can think of is Thriller, and even that album only has 9 songs.
the girl is mine was trash
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 3 weeks ago '17        #10
Pythagoras 
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 He Hate Me said
Drunk and hot girls on Graduation
This and flashing lights. I waver on whether Graduation is a classic tho.

To answer OP's question, yes.
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 3 weeks ago '16        #11
BxCastro 
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 He Hate Me said
Drunk and hot girls on Graduation
That was an ode to the old bad boy albums. The track was good to me. Sounded like Jealous or playa hater.

To answer OP's question yes theres a ton of classic albums with one trash song. In my life time vol 1 is without a doubt a classic even with I know what girls like.
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Top 10 most slapped recently  3 weeks ago '20        #12
Blafy  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 3 weeks ago '17        #13
Sucka Repellent  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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no
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 3 weeks ago '20        #14
LordRupertEvert 
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Absolutely

 3 weeks ago '20        #15
LordRupertEvert 
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 He Hate Me said
Drunk and hot girls on Graduation
I'd say Barry Bonds is the weak link on Graduation. Drunk and Hot Girls is a silly a*s song, sure but the production is next level. Very unique. Barry Bonds is bleh

In any event an undeniable classic album
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 3 weeks ago '13        #16
THEDONN  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Yea maybe 2 and a wack skit

But its kinda rare not to love every song on a classic even if it takes a while

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 3 weeks ago '20        #17
BW215 
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Going back to the mic system, if you feel anything is a 4.5/5 or 5/5, you gotta consider it a classic. It’s an “A” either way.
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Top 10 most slapped recently  3 weeks ago '19        #18
Dzjackson97  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x14
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 He Hate Me said
Drunk and hot girls on Graduation
And Barry Bonds
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 3 weeks ago '12        #19
5E8FW 
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Can have a weak song but not a terrible song. And there's tiers to 'classics.' All classics are equal.
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 3 weeks ago '16        #20
BathWaterMelody  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x7
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what's considered skippable to some ppl may not be skippable for others

but classic albums should have the ability to be spun from beginning to end multiple times, regardless of the highs and lows.

if your album sounds like a random thrown together playlist, it's not a classic.

classics should have a cinematic experience.

different moods, settings, crashes and leaps, etc.

n*ggas born after 97 wouldn't understand.
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 3 weeks ago '07        #21
Cambury  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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n*ggas still mad I said Blueprint aint a classic cuz that terrible song.

"cuz the boy got more 6s than first grade"
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 3 weeks ago '10        #22
trill jackson  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x29
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one time for your mind aint stop illmatic and playa hater aint stop life after death
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 3 weeks ago '19        #23
ym7171yea  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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I been wrestling w this question my whole life


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 3 weeks ago '12        #24
KUKOC 
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Yes..cuz to be honest..there are very few albums with not one song that makes u go eeeehhhhh
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 3 weeks ago '19        #25
ym7171yea  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x2
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 trill jackson said
one time for your mind aint stop illmatic and playa hater aint stop life after death
One time definitely the worst song on illmatic but I'd only call the chorus wack
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