CD OF THE WEEK #1: JAY-Z “IN MY LIFETIME, VOL1” ALBUM REVIEW | Better than Reasonable Doubt?

Jay-Z – In My Lifetime, Vol. 1

Released: 4 November 1997

Welcome to TOP5RAPWEBSITE’S CD OF THE WEEK series!

If you enjoy my Vinyl of the Week series, this is the place for you! During CD OF THE WEEK, we will be going through my physical CD collection and revisiting albums with mini-album reviews, similar to Vinyl of the Week.

The first episode of CD OF THE WEEK is one of my favorite and most-played albums, by one of my favorite rappers of all-time – In My Lifetime, Vol.1 by JAY-Z.

★★★★1/2: Stellar example of genre; peak potential.

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Rating Categories:
★★★★★: Best in show; pinnacle release from an all-time great artist.
★★★★1/2: Stellar example of genre; peak potential.
★★★★: Excellent; recommended to all fans of artist or genre.
★★★1/2: Very good; a few bland songs or minor flaws throughout.
★★★: Good; fans of the artist will find value here.
★★1/2: Average; does little to establish the artist or maintain quality.
★★: Unexceptional; a few highlights but otherwise bland.
★1/2: Weak; unrecommended for anyone but major fans of the style and/or artist.
★: Seriously flawed; very poor work but relatively listenable.
1/2: Terrible; a true embarrassment and akin to audio masochism.

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