Music fans around the world are celebrating as Kendrick Lamar’s third studio album, To Pimp a Butterfly, has officially become the highest rated album of all time on Rate Your Music. This site allows users to rate and review music, and after nearly a decade of Radiohead’s OK Computer sitting in first place, To Pimp a Butterfly has surpassed it to take the number one spot. With an average score of 4.34 out of 5 based on 58,322 ratings and 491 reviews, it isn’t hard to see why Kendrick Lamar fans are rejoicing! Let’s dive into what makes this album so special.
Kendrick Lamar is known for his musical genius; his lyrical prowess combined with his ability to create soulful beats is unparalleled in the hip-hop industry. His third studio album, released in 2015, was no exception. With tracks like “King Kunta”, “The Blacker the Berry” and “Alright” amongst others, it’s no wonder that this album has become so popular. Its genre-bending mix of jazz, funk and conscious rap resonates with people from all walks of life and its message—one of hope in dark times—touches us all.
📈 @kendricklamar – 'To Pimp a Butterfly' just surpassed @radiohead – 'OK Computer' to become #1 in the top albums of all time.
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— Sonemic / Rate Your Music (@sonemic) January 31, 2023
Kendrick worked with some incredibly talented artists while producing this classic record. Thundercat brings some funky bass lines while Snoop Dogg adds some West Coast flavor; George Clinton & Flying Lotus provide some classic funk vibes and Anna Wise adds her beautiful voice to multiple tracks on the album. This combination of features across genres helped make To Pimp A Butterfly an instant classic when it was released back in 2015.
There can be little doubt that Kendrick Lamar deserves this title for his incredible work on To Pimp a Butterfly; he created something truly special here that will stand the test of time for years to come. It’s also worth noting that seven out of the top 10 albums on Rate Your Music belong to hip hop artists – another testament to their lasting impact on music culture today! Congratulations to Kendrick Lamar for achieving such an amazing feat!