Im back. The website has given me some eh albums so i took a break. So now we have a timeless classic to look back on. Stankonia, in my opinion, is Outkast's most 'Outkast' album. Combining their southern rap expertise with the electronic, then-modern 2000s feel. It's probably because of the production handed onto Earthtones III. But along with this feel comes with the vibes this album brings. There are like 8 skits on here, making the album feel bloated but in reality it goes by prefty fast. The features feel so natural too, rappers likr Mike or Gangsta Boo just spit their verses like they were born to. And in my opinion, while Aquemini is 100% a better album, songs like B.O.B., Ms. Jackson, & So Fresh So Clean are some of the best songs they have made due to the energy André & Big Boi bring to the table. Both GOATS. 9/10 As of July 18th, 2021 Best Tracks: Gasoline Dreams, So Fresh So Clean, Ms. Jackson, Spaghetti Junction, I'll Call B4 U Cum, B.O.B., Xplosion, We Luv Deez Hoes, Humble Mumble, Red Velvet, Gangsta Shit, Toilet Tisha, Stankonia (Stanklove). The skits are alr too. Worst Track: Snappin' n Trappin'. Very Clunky imo. Still good but I can't listen to it without getting a headache.
Outkast’s masterpiece and still the best rap album of this century. Broad and deep in scope, dense but accessible across its almost 75-minute running time (which for once isn't a second too long for an LP). Musically drawing on rock, jazz, blues and soul, Sly Stone, George Clinton, Hendrix, Electric Miles; it's all in there and you can hear these influences coalesce into something unique, urgent, exciting, transcendental and totally stoned but in the best way.
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ANOTHER FUCKIGN 90S/2000S ALBUM ARE YPU KIDDING ME. OH MY GODDD this albums a 10 im just putting that on the table asap. its not because its consistent, cuz it aint. its probly my most inconsistent 10, but like..the sheer amount of ideas here overflowing thru every track is just overwhelming. i can never rly hate it. except 4 we luv deez hoes the chorus on that song is grating. also that guest verse on xplosion is fucking botdf-quality but with none of the charm. how!!!!! other th an that this is amazing. ms jackson has a rly interesting beat with choruses where everything just CLICKS. the verses feel chaotic and weird but then the chorus hits and it all just makes sense!!! b.o.b. is really cool too. but its a top 100 singvle on this site so who cares about it. the real shit: ill call before i come. very pretty song :) gangsta shit goes way harder than i expected btw. its one of the less original creative songs on this album but it doesnt matter cuz it fuckin goes/ the interludes are lame though
Maybe my favorite hip hop album of all time. So innovative and ahead of its time. Bangers on bangers. Best track: B.O.B
Misstänker att jag inte får många chanser att sätta 5or så jag bjuder på denna. Bra album bra pågar.
One of my favourite albums. Not keen on the skits and a lot of it is incomprehensible to me but ...
I love Outkast
Too many skits. But it’s still amazing.
Love this album!!!
An all time classic
Dang this album is so good!!!
Outkast showing how to be funny, serious, straightforward and weird as hell all in the space of one album. Love it.
Haiku Tuesday: Outkast and Big Boi A duo for the ages play this one more time!
Yeah, already understand 3 tracks in why it's on the 1001 - awesome hiphop flows with all kinds of other genres plugged in for visits. Just has that "seminal" feel to it. No doubt Gorillaz was hip to this duo as Dan started building his albums.
Full of bonks, i personally not to fond of the song about a pregnant minor end thier own life but that might just be me. I am a fan of the 30 seconds of "cum" noises at the start its an interesting listen espically with the big hot men repeating the word bounce. But whole thing skeng
Hip-hop de qualidade, lindo lindooo
Its hard for this to come right after MBDTF because this is better so should probably get above a 5 somehow but thats not how this works
Such a great album. Not my favourite OutKast album but still hard to find real fault.
Sick album. Awesome beats, lyrics, production, legacy, influence. Ticks all the boxes. 9/10
Absolute classic album. Remember buying this on CD at Uni and it not sounding like the sort of hip hop I was used to. So many good tracks on here.
Stone cold hip-hop classic
Love the group they good
Bangers all around, clearly a very influential album. Heavy at times, but even at those times, really fun to listen to. Capturing some real humanity with sick beats, varied sound, rooted in funk, soul, hip hop, electronic.
Stone cold classic. Amazing beats, poignant varied lyrics, absolute bops.
I had forgotten how much I love Stankonia. It’s amazing how frantic and up beat it is, but at the same time functions as chill background music.
second outkast album for me (but this one's older), i liked the other one well enough but it was way too long. really liking this first song 'gasoline dreams'. okay this album's going to be a 5 lol. it's amazing so far. snappin & trappin sounding a bit disjointed, but i kinda like it anyway. killer mike was awesome i love you killer mike. okay i'm done, fave songs: gasoline dreams, so fresh so clean, B.O.B. great album, i'm giving it a second listen rn, snappin & trappin just clicked for me so that's cool.
The best southern hip hop album of all time. Every track crushes the beats, the rhymes, and the production. Andre 3000 and Big Boi are on fire creatively and they know it. B.O.B. is the kind of song rappers dream of writing. As close to hip hop perfection as it gets.
Of course I already listened to this one, but I am not (grieving) to listen to it again. What a crazy album, it deserves a 5 based on B.O.B alone, but personally I'm hovering a 4.2 to 4.6 rating. Such a creative album though, I'll give it a 5 because I want it to be recognized as one of the greats.
Classic. 10/10. We all know this.
This album starts out on an absolute tear, with Snappin & Trappin being the first song that I don't think of as an absolute classic. Honestly, though, every song on this album is good. For the most part, you could drop this album today and it would be just as impactful as it was when it was release. It's aged much better than most early 00s hip-hop 5/5
Few, if any, do it like Outkast.
This is a great album! BOB is one of my all time favorite rap songs. Not a fan of the Interlude tracks.
It makes sense they had to virtually split up after this, they had become too powerful
Not sure what I need to say here, but all of the songs on this album are hiphop anthems. Outkast deserve their status as GOATs of hiphop and this album is one of their best works.
The best hip-hop music to come out of Atlanta. Beats, Boasts, and Bars.
Literally broke ground for southern hip hop. Bops for days, for weeks, for years.
My favourite album ever. I even enjoy the skits on it. So creative that a lot of it doesnt sound dated yet. So many good percussion led songs. Love it from start to finish
Classic album. I’d do 4.5 if I could just bc it’s not perfect. Hard to do better than OutKast
YESSSSS! Oh how I miss these hip hop albums which are pure story telling with the crazy interludes. This was teenage Grace's absolute JAM, thank God for friends from Cov in school always bringing the edge and the grit into my middle class privileged life! This is a prime example of a classic hip hop album of the early noughties and I love it so much! Exciting innovative sounds, catchy hooks, lightning raps, bouncy beats, hard-hitting lyrics, important topics, it's got everything for me. When you listen, you can tell exactly what era it's from (although I was listening to this well after it came out as I was 8 at that point haha, the album is timeless!) I wouldn't change the album and it definitely belongs on this list!
Cool hip hop album
Snappy and melodious tracks namely in 'So Fresh, So Clean' and 'Ms. Jackson', 'Stankonia' is an obvious favorite with important contributions to hip-hop. Unapologetically OutKast, this album shines through its thoughtful beats, which in tandem with soulful rap, renders it one of the best OutKast albums. Fun, memorable, and clever; OutKast remains a treasured hip-hop sensation.
3.75/5. I enjoyed this. I thought there were some funny lyrics throughout the album. I also thought most of the songs sounded good. I will have to listen again.
Far better than I remember from my first listen; Certainly rewarded a closer listen. There's still a bit of patchiness, and the sheer number of skits has been commented on to death. But Gasoline Dreams is an absolute monster of a track which I missed the first time around, and the hits still hit. A big part of my perception of higher lows is the consistent-but-interesting production and way Big Boi and André 3000's voices slot into the mix.
First time listening to this in full, and I understand why this is on the list. It sounded fresh and interesting, but I wasn't really into the interludes. Still, a solid record for sure, and I'd listen to it again!
Classic album. Some great hip hop hits that were great to revisit
Great album but for all the hype that it typically gets I was a little underwhelmed on my latest listen.
Lots of classics, "so fresh so clean", "gasoline dreams", "ms jackson". Nice to listen to the full album, will definitely keep this one in the rotation.
pretty solid hip hop, started stronger than it finished, not a huge fan of the interludes
Great music, good and fun beats.
Some really good memories. Probably best listened to while high
Straight FIYAHHH 4.5
Really good. Far from perfect, too long and too many shitty interludes. Probably closer to 3 than 5 overall.
Solid Album. 3.8
Funky fresh, ya'll.
Innovative and Bad Ass. outstanding Tag Team. Did not get 5 stars because the album overall was songs that were Grand Slam hits (miss jackson, so fresh/so clean, Hey Ya) mixed with songs that were just 'meh'
Great, funky, weird album.
I love Southern rap, and Outkast are the progenitors of the whole thing. Atlanta wouldn't exist in music the way it does today if it weren't for Andre and Big Boi. Stankonia is a universally acclaimed classic and one of those essential albums that everybody should listen to. And in spite of all that, I can't give it a 5. Don't get me wrong, there are phenomenal classic tracks ("Bombs Over Baghdad", "Ms. Jackson", and "So Fresh, So Clean" come to mind) on this album. But there are also some odd choices ("Toilet Tisha") and some groan-inducing skits that should have been left off. Stankonia is absolutely worth a listen, but you're well within your rights to just stick to the highlights.
good one, some great tunes and classics althoug the concept drags a little
Solid album, particularly enjoyed the second half. Still prefer Surfer Rosa, but would be interested in giving this album additional listens.
As Marge Simpson’s psychologist would say: it’s a rich tapestry. Great tracks mixed with some not so. ‘Snapping & Trappin’ painful drum track- skipped. Outkast always a mix of serious and taking the piss. I like the interludes in albums, but there could’ve been some tracks dropped from this lengthy album that goes for ever. Forever ever?
Crazy talent and really great songs. Happy to have listened to the whole thing.
Hip hop de calle. No es lo mío, pero no ha estado mal.
Hotlanta. Took rap in a southern direction.
This album is pretty lit lyke
really good album, a little jaded as it was so overplayed when I was younger
Count me Inkast
A great album full of energy, let down only by the skits and a couple of duff tracks.
Fun, funky hip hop
A classic Hiphop album that evokes memories of happy uni days
One of the truly great hip hop albums, masterful beats, lyrics, and skits. One of my favorite southern rap albums
Very good, enjoyed it a lot more than most hip-hop.
I didn't give this a proper listen but with Ms. Jackson and So Fresh, So Clean alone this album gets a 4.
Album tout bonnement exceptionnel, bien loin de la fraude Ghostface Killah subie precedemment. Malheureusement, la longueur de l'album ainsi que les interruptions répétées de mes collaborateurs pour raisons professionnelles ne peuvent permettre à l'album d'obtenir la sacro sainte note de 5/5, qui n'a toujours pas été attribuée de mon côté (mon compère Robtrippier ayant eu la main un peu lourde sur Back to Black, mais je ne peux lui jeter la pierre)
Liked it a lot. 21 years old, still very potent flows/lyrics , beats not my fave sometimes. Favourites: snappin and trapping, ?, so fresh
I like how this doesn’t sound dated.
Great album. Funny interludes, couple bangers ("Ms. Jackson" & "B.O.B."), couple goofy tracks ("We Luv Deez Hoez").
Great stuff, classic
This was alright. a good reflection on the well known tracks
Too longer and some filler, but some tremendous tunes here. Very difficult to gainsay the triple-punch of So Fresh, So Clear, Ms Jackson and B.O.B. Also some fantastic deeper cuts like Red Velvet and Humble Mumble.
This was a very good surprise. A great album that sounds very different from "normal" American hip-hop.
Love OutKast but in the minority of not absolutely loving this album. It’s got joints for sure but a smaller chunk feels like filler. Still great
sorry ms johnsonnn
Outkast is a top 3 rap group of all time. This is like a 4.5 because of the interludes and what they did during their first three albums
Hip-hop muy entretenido. Mezcla con funk, rock... Me ha gustado.
Liked it. Reminded me of Emina and gravediggers
This came out in 2000? Damn I’m old. I wasn’t sure about this one when it started… aside from the throwback radio hits… but this album is pretty good.
Good album. A bit too long
Didn't listen to whole thing, but Bombs Over Baghdad is amazing.
I'm sorry Ms. Jackson ooooo! Enjoyed B.O.B. - Bombs Over Baghdad. I remember years ago there was a The Clash mash-up; London Booted, Spanish Bombs Over Baghdad, https://youtu.be/ZgLTO_LqOQA
Excellent album…if they cut a few songs it would have been 5 star
This is so much more of an album than I expected, which admittedly was Ms. Jackson plus filler. Great bars, great production, and still holds up as pretty original and refreshing in comparison to a lot of other rap/hip hop, both then and now. The soul and funk influences go a long way. Drags a bit towards the end, but Stankonia is a great closer
Album s kojim je i krenulo moje skupljanje (kupovanje) ploča. Uglavnom album mi nije u top 3 njihovih, ali je isto tako album sa dosta opasnih hitova, i daleko najpoznatiji meni se čini? Kvalitet na nivou, s obzirom da Outkast ima jako opasnu diskografiju, teško je napraviti top 3.
There is some of this album I love, some I can take or leave, but overall it's fun and enjoyable
classic bangers on here. not huge about a couple of the tracks but still a very influential album.
Nostalgic but holds up
Buen disco de Hip-Hop, un poco largo para mi gusto
Not as bad as some rap I've heard from around the time, kinda catchy in places, cool mix of pop and rap, and fuck the chorus in ms jackson is gonna stay in my head for weeks now, but fuck.... no one needs an album that's 1hr 17min. lots of filler, interludes that add nothing, a couple of long plodding songs... would make an absolutely stellar 45min album though.
Long and a little bloated. When this album hits, it really hits though. Favorite tracks: "Bombs Over Baghdad", "We Luv Deez Hoez", "Snappin' and Trappin'"
Yes it is good, but a bit overrated. Except some songs that are totally banging!
I liked 9 songs, its long album though with lots of interludes, so I didn't like over half the album. 3/5
Cool, but not really my bag, man.
Great album, even though im not a fan of hi-hop or rap OutKast always makes it enjoyable.
Классический реп 90х. Один трек я узнал
Fav Song: So Fresh, So Clean
Imagine throwing two of the biggest hits of the genre side by side on an album full of bits. Was this Killer Mike's first big thing, the feature? You can tell Gambino listens to this. Weird as hell and I think I liked it- also how much did it make you miss Jonathan, I know you live with him but I was straight up focused trying not to fall apart to Ms Jackson while dancing
This is a solid album by Outkast, when they fully established their sound in a newer era. I unfortunately prefer their earlier stuff, but this is known as one of their best. I'm only giving this a 3 because they have better.
Long album, good tracks.
I only really knew Ms Jackson before this listen. It’s kind of an outlier. Big Boi is good but Andre 3000 is unreal. He’s in my top 5 rappers. A list I admittedly have yet to compile. I liked So Fresh, So Clean. I finally understand what my wife has been singing whenever I have a shower.
No está mal. Pero no es el disco de Law
Too much going on for me
Enjoyed it more than i thought I would. Mrs Jackson overplay over the years made me dislike them previously, but the rest of the album got me bopping
Not bad 😎😎
Had never listened to the album straight through. What an experience.
Nice album with an array of different sounding tracks. Bit long though; and I still don’t understand skits
OutKast halt. Unverwechselbar. Wichtiger Bestandteil meiner nicht interessen
Sicherlich ein gutes HipHop-Album…
Not as good as anticipated
Some great lyrics, however, the after 1 listen the album didn't grab me.
Not my thing. I feel like if I knew more about hip-hop, I would appreciate this more. 2.7/5
// Favs: Ms Jackson Score: Decent 3
Intro- oooh cheeky, suggestive women moaning! A nice bit of 60's esque organ and promises of a Gasoline Dreams- blaring fuzzed out guitar riff, tight breakbeat, impassioned vocals, strong opening after foreboding intro I'm Cool (Interlude)- palate cleanser So Fresh, So Clean - Silky smooth slice of R&B. They sing the hook in octaves, with falsetto! Electric piano plays the hook through the whole song and there are lovely string swells. Bass drops in and out. It's very mid-tempo, could cruise along to it. Although at face value, lyrics about someone being fresh, clean and sexy aren't quite as visceral as preceding track. But who cares? It's dope. Ms Jackson- Here we go! We're in it now, boys! The track getting all the love and praise 20 years on. The one I'd heard. I think of Mrs Jackson from my high school who taught Maths and Economics and probably thought Stankonia was The drums are brilliant in this- there are great gated rolls that hit every now and again, and stop-start beat with the vocals every now and then. So far- loving it. This is on track to be at least 4* The instrumentation is very organic I love the tone of their voices Snappin & Trappin - this isn't doing as much for me. Features Big Boi and not Andre- does this mean I'm an Andre 3000 man? I cringe at the crude lyrics like the sheltered prude I am - you may be a big boi but do we really need to know about what girls do to your dick? Spaghetti Junction - The retro skipping/mixing sound effects- was this knowingly retro and ironic back in 2000 or was it still a done thing? I like the brass samples but not much else here. I'm concerned this is falling down Kim & Cookie - Don't know what they're trying to achieve with these interludes... I'll Call B4 I Cum - Blimey, I'm too old for this. But wait- wow! They're being respectful! They are saying "after you" and it's 2000. The music sounds like a CASIO keyboard. BOB - This is excellent. Listen to that thumping bass! It's actually a little overpowering... so boomy... but I love the little bass riff that comes in with the chorus Xplosion - Is that harpsichord?!?! Musically, this feels a bit more in line with BOB and Gasoline Dreams. Apocalyptic... doom... catchy. I like this direction more. And that brilliant bass tone from BOB is back! We Luv Deez Hoes - please tell me this is ironic. And I'm missing a joke. (30 seconds in) Nope. Sarcastic or not, it's bad and just a bit tedious. I don't even like the music very much. All the good three tracks before is undone. Andre isn't here again! I must prefer him. Humble Mumble - I like the phrasing in the chorus. The keyboards are giving a nice mellow bed. Some really great drums kick in around 1:40. With an amazing flow. Drinkin Again- Quite a funny interlude! I almost smiled. ? - This is annoying because I've always wanted to do this for an album. It sounds brilliant. There are lots of questions. And what could almost be a theremin in the background. The production is dense. Bewildering. And stops to pour a drink and play an arcade game. Then piano! And filtered drums! And a complete change for the outro. Red Velvet - Was that Kate Bush?! (I googled and it was) Other than that this was a really boring track Gangsta Sh*t - I'm getting bored now. A lot of this album feels quite disappointingly generic. The first few tracks set me up for a lot of genre mash-ups and experimentation which hasn't quite stuck it out. All big singles in first half hour, were all great. Toilet Tisha - Just isn't justifying its length now. Slum Beautiful - Nope. Stankonia - With all the powers of my critical faculties, I can offer the insightful and balanced assessment that... I was bored. It had overstayed its welcome. I'd have cut this way down. 3 Likes: Gasoline Dreams Ms Jackson BOB 3 Strikes: Deez Hoes Toilet Tisha Those interludes Fave Track: BOB Least Fave Track: Deez Hoes Will I Listen Again? Yes! I'd like to get more into this but I think it's unlikely to be a classic for me, despite the potential I heard at the start. I'll listen and hope the second half will open up. Still prefer it to lots of hip-hop I know.
Not too shabby. Never listened all the way through
In retrospect, not as good as I remember, despite So Fresh, So Clean, BoB and Ms. Jackson.
Ms. Jackson er god. Inspo til tyler nogle gange. Fint. Ultra OG hip-hop kultur. Vildt forskellige numre. Nice breaks
This is a quintessential 2000s hip hop album and it certainly feels like an encapsulation of the era in which it was made. Ms. Jackson is still a classic to this day and the bars in each song still hold up for the most part. I liked it but it’s not my favorite era of hip hop/rap. Fav songs: gasoline dreams, ms. Jackson, bombs over Baghdad
Meh. Bit too shouty. Sorry Miss Jackson is a banger.
Hip hop. Rap
Good album obscured by really painful skits. The rise of Spotify should at least mean the death of the Chumbawumba effect and the skit.
-Nice to hear an album from a new genre! -Surprisingly long tracklist (a lot of interludes) -I enjoy Outkast, Andre 3000 has a unique voice and the group has cool beats that make you wanna move -A lot of the songs are fast pace which I really like, it makes me want to mosh and jump around -Favourite songs are Gasoline Dreams, Ms Jackson, B.O.B., We Love Deez Hoez, Gangsta Sh*t
Enjoyed to an extent
Jekyll and Hyde album. First half is superb and the second is terrible.
Not a bad album. Obviously has the hits I remember from its launch but found a few other songs that I liked. I don’t like all the interlude tracks but realize this is pretty common for this genre.
Just not my thing.
I feel like there are a couple of OK songs on here. I like some of their music, but it's just not my thing I guess.
Has multiple bangers
Love Ms Jackson
It's fine, I'm kinda vibing but it's not my favorite
Some jams, some wak
Pretty diverse and interesting album
first listen ever to this album - lots to take in and very ambitious! It made a good first impressions and I will go back and listen again to fully unlock and appreciate.
Couple of hits I recognized that were good. Otherwise too long and just ok. Hip hop is just not my thing.
Inte min bakgård men gillade! Men var är elgitarren
they have other songs?! haha but yea this is very hiphop and album is so loooong
Fine enough with some good ideas but the second half really lets it down. Miss Jackson is still incredible.
No my jam although a few good lines
Some decent tracks on there other than the hits but I was largely bored for the rest of it. I can see its appeal within the genre but it didn't offer me much though I wouldn't begrudge somebody else putting it on to listen to. Also too many interludes.
Very good rap album which I didn't like. Ms. Jackson was great but almost everything else is very much not my style. However I see why it's considered to be great and why it deserves to be on this list.
Apart albumpje, eigenlijk vond ik alleen ms. jackson lekker
Decent but not my favorite. I thought I liked this album but I guess not.
I thought the production was pretty good, but overall, the lyrics didn't speak to me, and it felt like an exercise in speed rapping. More is not better, especially if what you're saying is mostly meaningless.
There's more interludes in this album than there were songs in the Tears for Fears album
Only liked 1 or 2 songs
Couple of good moments but it's not really my thing.
not a fan
I'm sure it's great for what it is, but not my thing.
2/5 didn't really stuck to me tbh
Is it good? Is it annoying? Are there too many ideas on every song? Definitely too many skits (as per). Would I listen again? Nah. ('Ms Jackson' is a million percent banger though.)
Good of it's type
Too freaking long.
Far too long.
Such a long and painful album to listen to. Miss Jackson is still good though
ok? i kinda stopped listening
I was expecting big things based on Ms. Jackson alone (Ms. Jackson is a 5). Maybe it was the unnecessary interludes. Maybe overall it was just too obnoxious. Or maybe it's because the God awful updated Rolling Stone 500 Greatest albums list has this baby at number sixty freaking four. Seems high. Which is something you might want to be while listening to this.
Why does it break out into a year 7 drama class every other song? It wasn't the worst rap album on this but not for me. Very long
Bad. Not my kinda material.
Hard to take this album seriously. Two good songs, a few ok songs, and the rest are silly or skits.
Although I can appreciate the collaborative effort and the results, this just isn’t my genre.
Well I enjoyed hearing the memorable songs, but some of them did my nut in and this album felt too long. Maybe my covid brain wasn't up to it, but yeah was well ready for this to be done by the end
B.O.B and sorry miss Jackson were the only reason for this album. Too many interludes all over the place.
A couple of good ones but too many bad ones to make the list for me. And what was with all the interludes? it’s not like it was a really heavy or fast album where you need a breath. Just felt like filler!
Oh well, now I know how to misspell OUTKAST and feel good at the same time! Frequent sounds of arousal - I guess that music of sorts? Direct theft from Black Eyed Peas? They're the nearest to rap I ever got. The lyrics I could manage to catch seemed to frequently explicit (therefore loss of impact) I thought they had done a whole track about British Accent until I realised it was Mrs Jackson. Listened to half a dozen tracks and got REALLY bored. Life is to short for rap even in lockdown.
Not my thing
No thanks guys
Nee, dit is niks voor mij. Ik houdt niet zo van patserige mannen die opgefokt een verhaaltje aan het vertellen zijn. Uitzondering is "Ms Jackson" dat gered wordt door een leuke zangeres en een leuke melodie. Daarnaast klinkt "Bombs Over Baghdad" ook nog wel leuk. *
Not my thing
Please send me something i can listen too. This is the epitome of 'rap acts that white critics like'