"Many Tribe fans consider the band’s next album, 1993’s 'Midnight Marauders,' to be its magnum opus. But you don’t arrive at the perfect nocturnal LP without first releasing a focused work like 'The Low End Theory,' which winnowed the colorful expanse of 'People’s Instinctive Travels' into a seamless listen. 'The Low End' sounds minimal in comparison and is a mostly drum’n’bass record of subtle bells and whistles. Tribe represented freedom, and some 30 years after 'The Low End Theory,' it’s still a sonic marvel and one of the best hip-hop albums of all-time."