This category has to go to TDK because it’s such a tight, seamless package. You can enjoy it in one listen from top to bottom. “Bomb First” sets the stage perfectly for “Hail Mary.” Continuing on through “Toss It Up” to “Live and Die in L.A.” it’s expert sequencing all the way down the line.
As a record it’s easier to listen to TDK straight through than AEOM, which has a lot of filler. It suffers from its versatility. Songs like “Check Out Time” and “Run Tha Streetz” really don’t need to be on there. If they had pared it down to the 12 or 14 best songs instead of including all 27, AEOM would be a much stronger album.