Good albums by artist past their peak?


#1

What are some good albums you have come across by artist that reached their peak long ago?
Examples


(Tribe called quest, “We Got It From Here Thank You 4 Your Service”);

SY355
(Jay-Z, “4:44”)

Obviously some basic shit but you get the idea, just tryna get some discussion going back on this hoe


#2

This album is pretty dope


#3

imo that’s Tribe’s best album but I agree about their prime run being long gone and both of the ones you posted are elite answers

Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 is decent
Ghostface’s first 5 albums are all quite good but Clientele is the peak, I’d also say Twelve Reasons/36 Seasons/Sour Soul are pretty good
Nas - Life is Good
Yasiin Bey - The Ecstatic
Dr. Dre - Compton
MF DOOM - Born Like This
Sean Price - Mic Tyson
Jay Z - American Gangster
Pharoahe Monch - Desire & PTSD, although those are really close to his best work his prime as a rapper was in '99 probably


#4

idk if hot take

#5

I have this album on vinyl it’s a good one! :slight_smile:


#6

can’t believe I forgot this one tbh it’s a very good album


#7

Return of the Trill by Bun B


#8

Boosie’s post-prison output has all been consistent. BooPac is prob my favorite.


#9

let’s be honest fellas… Kids See Ghosts for both guys involved


#10

I think Aesop is still peaking, but the dude has put out his best work past 35.


#11

absolutely. it’s a miracle that album exists let alone how good it is


#12

Cudi montage appreciation crew assemble!


#13

ill say Freddie Gibbs - Shadow of a Doubt, great album when you bounce off of a project of Piñata’s acclaim and magnitude


#14

Freddie is NOT past his peak lol. Pinata is good and all but his inability to match it thus far doesnt mean he never will ever


#15

not implying that he wont top it but until then Shadow of a Doubt stays his best post-Piñata project prob by a long shot; at the moment he is past his peak at least in technical terms since its been almost 5 yrs since his best album came out