Rank the Tracks: Jay-Z's The Blueprint (2001)

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Rank the Tracks: Jay-Z's The Blueprint (2001)

Postby Honorio » Sun May 28, 2017 4:45 pm

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Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (2001)

Tracklisting:
01 | The Ruler's Back
02 | Takeover
03 | Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
04 | Girls, Girls, Girls
05 | Jigga That N***a
06 | U Don't Know
07 | Hola' Hovito
08 | Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)
09 | Never Change
10 | Song Cry
11 | All I Need
12 | Renagade
13 | Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)
14 | Breathe Easy (Lyrical Exercise)
15 | Girls, Girls, Girls (Part 2)

Note 1: I've included the typo on the title of the #12 song because it appears on my CD copy of the album twice, both on the backcover and on the booklet.
Note 2: I've included the two hidden tracks as independent tracks despite not being credited and not having a number assigned as independent tracks on the CD because we did it before with other albums.

Additional feature:
Since the album is not available on Spotify I decided to offer you a compilation of songs sampled on the album. Warning: it makes an absolutely delicious listening!

Tom Brock - There's Nothing in This World That Can Stop Me from Loving You


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Re: Rank the Tracks: Jay-Z's The Blueprint (2001)

Postby bootsy » Sun May 28, 2017 8:59 pm

11 | All I Need
10 | Song Cry
08 | Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)
02 | Takeover
12 | Renagade
04 | Girls, Girls, Girls
01 | The Ruler's Back
03 | Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
09 | Never Change
05 | Jigga That N***a
06 | U Don't Know
13 | Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)
15 | Girls, Girls, Girls (Part 2)
07 | Hola' Hovito
14 | Breathe Easy (Lyrical Exercise)

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Jay-Z's The Blueprint (2001)

Postby Honorio » Wed May 31, 2017 6:43 pm

08 | Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)
10 | Song Cry
07 | Hola' Hovito
03 | Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
09 | Never Change
04 | Girls, Girls, Girls
12 | Renagade
13 | Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)
01 | The Ruler's Back
05 | Jigga That N***a
11 | All I Need
14 | Breathe Easy (Lyrical Exercise)
06 | U Don't Know
02 | Takeover
15 | Girls, Girls, Girls (Part 2)

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Jay-Z's The Blueprint (2001)

Postby jamieW » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:23 am

02 | Takeover*
12 | Renagade*
08 | Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)
01 | The Ruler's Back
13 | Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)
14 | Breathe Easy (Lyrical Exercise)
05 | Jigga That N***a
06 | U Don't Know
07 | Hola' Hovito
11 | All I Need
10 | Song Cry
09 | Never Change
03 | Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
04 | Girls, Girls, Girls
15 | Girls, Girls, Girls (Part 2)

Personal favorites *
Overall album rating: 6.42 (Good)

Instead of repeating myself about my personal ratings, I figured I'd just start putting what it means to me in parentheses. Basically, a 9+ represents an all-time personal favorite; 8 is great; 7 is very good; 6 is good; 5 is okay; and 4 and lower means "not for me."

I'm a little surprised by the lack of participation this week for an album from this century. Typically, a lack of votes this extreme is (sadly) reserved for older legends like Elvis and Sinatra. (Though I'm sure the lack of availability on streaming services plays a role for "The Blueprint.")

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Jay-Z's The Blueprint (2001)

Postby Rocky Raccoon » Thu Jun 01, 2017 12:43 am

03 | Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
05 | Jigga That N***a
09 | Never Change
08 | Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)
12 | Renagade
01 | The Ruler's Back
06 | U Don't Know
07 | Hola' Hovito
02 | Takeover
04 | Girls, Girls, Girls
11 | All I Need
10 | Song Cry
13 | Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)
15 | Girls, Girls, Girls (Part 2)
14 | Breathe Easy (Lyrical Exercise)

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Jay-Z's The Blueprint (2001)

Postby andyd1010 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:53 am

08 | Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)
12 | Renegade
09 | Never Change
02 | Takeover
03 | Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
01 | The Ruler's Back
07 | Hola' Hovito
10 | Song Cry
13 | Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)
11 | All I Need
04 | Girls, Girls, Girls
06 | U Don't Know
14 | Breathe Easy (Lyrical Exercise)
15 | Girls, Girls, Girls (Part 2)
05 | Jigga That N***a

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Jay-Z's The Blueprint (2001)

Postby Honorio » Thu Jun 01, 2017 5:44 am

jamieW wrote:(Though I'm sure the lack of availability on streaming services plays a role for "The Blueprint.")

Yes, with the recent availability of many Prince albums and the comeback of "Funeral" it's going to be the only album without a Spotify playlist of the 60 albums so far.

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Jay-Z's The Blueprint (2001)

Postby Honorio » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:29 pm

Results after the first week of voting:
01 | Heart of the City (Ain't No Love) | 2,4 points
02 | Renagade | 4,2 points
03 | Izzo (H.O.V.A.) | 6,2 points
04 | Takeover | 6,4 points
05 | Never Change | 6,4 points
06 | The Ruler's Back | 6,4 points
07 | Song Cry | 7,0 points
08 | Hola' Hovito | 8,2 points
09 | All I Need | 8,6 points
10 | Jigga That N***a | 8,8 points
11 | Blueprint (Momma Loves Me) | 9,4 points
12 | Girls, Girls, Girls | 9,4 points
13 | U Don't Know | 10,2 points
14 | Breathe Easy (Lyrical Exercise) | 12,2 points
15 | Girls, Girls, Girls (Part 2) | 14,2 points

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Jay-Z's The Blueprint (2001)

Postby ordinaryperson » Wed Aug 02, 2017 1:34 am

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01 | Takeover
02 | Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
03 | Renagade
04 | Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)
05 | Jigga That N***a
06 | All I Need
07 | Hola' Hovito
08 | Never Change
09 | U Don't Know
10 | Song Cry
11 | The Ruler's Back
12 | Breathe Easy (Lyrical Exercise)
13 | Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)
14 | Girls, Girls, Girls (Part 2)
15 | Girls, Girls, Girls
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Re: Rank the Tracks: Jay-Z's The Blueprint (2001)

Postby maverick470 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 9:31 pm

02 | Takeover
03 | Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
12 | Renagade
10 | Song Cry
15 | Girls, Girls, Girls (Part 2)
08 | Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)
05 | Jigga That N***a
01 | The Ruler's Back
09 | Never Change
04 | Girls, Girls, Girls
11 | All I Need
13 | Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)
07 | Hola' Hovito
06 | U Don't Know
14 | Breathe Easy (Lyrical Exercise)

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Re: Rank the Tracks: Jay-Z's The Blueprint (2001)

Postby bonnielaurel » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:16 pm

10 | Song Cry
04 | Girls, Girls, Girls
06 | U Don't Know
02 | Takeover
01 | The Ruler's Back
07 | Hola' Hovito
08 | Heart of the City (Ain't No Love)
11 | All I Need
03 | Izzo (H.O.V.A.)
14 | Breathe Easy (Lyrical Exercise)
15 | Girls, Girls, Girls (Part 2)
05 | Jigga That N***a
13 | Blueprint (Momma Loves Me)
09 | Never Change
12 | Renagade
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