Label: Geffen

Narrowing down The Roots' best album is no easy task, especially given their streak in the late '90s / early Aughts. But Things Fall Apart may be the quintessential set from Philly's finest, who weave together slick battle raps, insightful social commentary, and one of the best hip-hop love songs of all time into a coherent concept album that's as dope as it is clever.