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Stankonia

OutKast

2000

Stankonia

Album Summary

Stankonia is the fourth studio album by American hip hop duo OutKast. It was released on October 31, 2000, by LaFace Records. The album was recorded in the duo's recently purchased Atlanta recording facility Stankonia Studios, which allowed for fewer time and recording constraints, and featured production work from Earthtone III (a production team consisting of Outkast and Mr. DJ) and Organized Noize. For the follow-up to their 1998 album Aquemini, the duo worked to create an expansive and experimental musical aesthetic, incorporating a diverse array of styles including funk, rave music, psychedelia, gospel, and rock within a Dirty South-oriented hip hop context. During the recording sessions, André 3000 began moving beyond traditional rapping in favor of a more melodic vocal style, an approach to which Big Boi and several other producers were initially unaccustomed. Lyrically, the duo touched upon a wide range of subject matter, including sexuality, politics, misogyny, African-American culture, parenthood, and introspection. Stankonia featured appearances from a variety of local musicians discovered by the group while they were visiting clubs in their native city of Atlanta, Georgia. Stankonia received universal acclaim from music critics upon its release, and has since been regarded by many to be one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. The album debuted at number two on the Billboard 200 chart, selling over 530,000 copies the first week. It produced three singles: "B.O.B", "Ms. Jackson", and "So Fresh, So Clean"; "Ms. Jackson" became the group's first single to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100. At the 2001 Grammy Awards, OutKast won Best Rap Album for Stankonia and Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "Ms. Jackson". In 2003, the album was ranked number 359 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time, 361 in a 2012 revision, and 64 in a 2020 reboot of the list. A re-issue of the album for its 20th anniversary with previously unreleased remixes was released on October 30, 2020.

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3.54

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5565

Genres

  • Hip Hop
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Tue Jun 29 2021
5

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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Mon Jul 19 2021
5

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.

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Tue Apr 12 2022
5

Certified. Legendary. Status. It really doesn't get much better than this. It's innovative and creative and manages to alternate between fun and meaningful without giving the listener whiplash. "Stankonia" Is a masterwork of the genre and deserves its place on Mt. Olympus in the pantheon of the greatest albums ever made.

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Sat Oct 09 2021
2

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.

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Fri Oct 09 2020
5

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

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Wed Dec 08 2021
5

Intro—by no means the most memorable skit on an album laden with great ones (Kim and Cookie just jumped straight to the top of my favourites list)—sums up a couple of Stankonia’s virtues. To start, “bounce”—from the depths of the earth’s core, to the farthest reaches of space, to the Cadillac rolling down the street blasting the hottest new sound. This is a fizzy, bubbly, gloopy, rubbery, soft-play Adventureland of bounce. Next, that’s a harmonium and backwards tabla you can hear. In other words, this is insanely ambitious. Like, 1999 ambitious, There's A Riot Going On ambitious, Blonde on Blonde ambitious. Whether or not Big Boi and Andre intended to change the face/interface of rap and pop, they did. For me, at least. After this, nothing was the same. Correction: after Ms Jackson, nothing was the same. That beat—featuring, ahoy! backwards congas—blew my natural mind. I can still feel my 12-year-old brain struggling to contain the rush of endorphins when that wrong-way-round k - k - ku - k, k - k - ku - k loop starts. (Can you believe this is the first time I’ve realised how perfect it is that a song about bittersweet regret uses a backwards beat. It's literally the sound of turning back time.) So how did pop and rap become inseparable after Ms. Jackson? The best way I can explain it isn't great, but it goes something like this: Outkast set themselves the Prince-ly goal of recording literally every idea they’d ever had, carved out a galactic-sized sonic space for their exploration, then covered so much ground in the process that once they were done no one could claim a new sound without it feeling like Outkast got there first. The breadth of their exploration also goes some way to explaining Stankonia’s curious amorality, which swings from the criminally retrograde (Snappin’ & Trappin’) to politically fired-up (B.O.B.) to socially conscious (Toilet Tisha, Humble Mumble) to sexually chivalrous (I’ll Call B4 I Cum) to borderline misogynistic (We Luve Deez Hoez) without reconciling the differences. Forget the big picture, that'll take care of itself. But back to that intro. What it doesn’t tell us is anything about Big Boi and Dre as rappers. Now, as much as I like Big Boi (and I think Speakerboxxx is to The Love Below what Plastic Ono Band is to McCartney), I become deaf to everything around me when I know a 3000 verse is coming. That only happens with three or four rappers. I don’t know what gives someone that power, but he has it. “You can plan a pretty picnic but you can’t predict the weather.” What other rapper could come up with that? What folksinger? Then there’s the “knee / pad […] be / sad […]" rhyme scheme, his verses on Xplosion and Gangster Shit that make the guests preceding him vanish into obsolescence, and “Speeches only reaches those who already know about it / This is how we go about it.” Perhaps I'm too influenced by Stakonia's turn-of-the-century release when I say I hear it as the final proof of hip hop as the most progressive and inventive music of the last 30+ years. But just consider the differences between this and Mama Said Knock You Out or Fear of a Black Planet. Ten years in real time, light years musically. Finally, having said too much about Ms Jackson, a word on B.O.B. First, it’s actually the better song. Second, most MCs would die trying to rap over that beat. And third, it could end at 2:35 and still be one of the greatest rap songs ever. But then the guitar solo starts, followed by the scratches and cuts. Then the beat changes. The guitar becomes a riff. Andre counts in the gospel choir—1, 2, 3—who regale us with a chorus—“Power music electric revival”—to usher in this (alleged) new age of music. And, just to underscore what talented motherfuckers they are, they finish it off with a squiggly P-Funk synth they absolutely didn’t need to include. Then again, they didn't need to include three-quarters of what's here. That's masterpieces for you. They succeed in spite of their irregularities. Maybe because of them.

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Thu Oct 29 2020
3

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.

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Thu Apr 29 2021
3

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'"

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Wed May 26 2021
3

On s'ennuie entre les tubes c'est tout ce que j'ai à dire.

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Sun Feb 07 2021
5

Maybe my favorite hip hop album of all time. So innovative and ahead of its time. Bangers on bangers. Best track: B.O.B

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Mon Nov 30 2020
5

ooh!

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Fri Feb 19 2021
5

Misstänker att jag inte får många chanser att sätta 5or så jag bjuder på denna. Bra album bra pågar.

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Mon Jun 14 2021
5

One of my favourite albums. Not keen on the skits and a lot of it is incomprehensible to me but ...

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Sun Jan 17 2021
5

So sick

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Sat Jan 16 2021
5

Yes.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Legends

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Sat Jan 16 2021
5

I love Outkast

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Fri Feb 26 2021
5

Too many skits. But it’s still amazing.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
5

Love this album!!!

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

An all time classic

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Tue Mar 23 2021
5

Great craic.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
5

Dang this album is so good!!!

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Sun Feb 28 2021
5

Perfection

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Tue Mar 23 2021
5

Banger

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Mon Feb 15 2021
5

Outkast showing how to be funny, serious, straightforward and weird as hell all in the space of one album. Love it.

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Wed Jun 23 2021
5

Haiku Tuesday: Outkast and Big Boi A duo for the ages play this one more time!

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Thu Feb 11 2021
5

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.

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Mon Jan 18 2021
5

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

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Wed Jan 27 2021
5

Hip-hop de qualidade, lindo lindooo

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Wed Jun 23 2021
5

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

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Sun Apr 04 2021
5

Such a great album. Not my favourite OutKast album but still hard to find real fault.

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Sun Apr 04 2021
5

Sick album. Awesome beats, lyrics, production, legacy, influence. Ticks all the boxes. 9/10

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Sun Apr 04 2021
5

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.

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Sat Mar 06 2021
5

Stone cold hip-hop classic

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Fri Apr 02 2021
5

Love the group they good

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Tue Jun 01 2021
5

Brilliant album

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Tue May 11 2021
5

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.

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Tue May 18 2021
5

Fucking classic

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Fri Jun 25 2021
5

Stone cold classic. Amazing beats, poignant varied lyrics, absolute bops.

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Fri Jun 25 2021
5

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.

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Fri Jun 18 2021
5

Top notch

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Fri Jun 25 2021
5

Killer Mike!

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Sat Jul 24 2021
5

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.

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Tue Aug 03 2021
5

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.

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Sat Aug 07 2021
5

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.

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Wed Aug 11 2021
5

Classic. 10/10. We all know this.

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Tue Aug 24 2021
5

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

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Mon Sep 06 2021
5

Few, if any, do it like Outkast.

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Thu Sep 23 2021
5

This is a great album! BOB is one of my all time favorite rap songs. Not a fan of the Interlude tracks.

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Tue Oct 05 2021
5

Wow

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Thu Oct 14 2021
5

It makes sense they had to virtually split up after this, they had become too powerful

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Sun Oct 24 2021
5

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.

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Tue Oct 26 2021
5

The best hip-hop music to come out of Atlanta. Beats, Boasts, and Bars.

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Tue Oct 26 2021
5

Literally broke ground for southern hip hop. Bops for days, for weeks, for years.

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Fri Oct 29 2021
5

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

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Mon Nov 22 2021
5

Classic album. I’d do 4.5 if I could just bc it’s not perfect. Hard to do better than OutKast

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Thu Nov 25 2021
5

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!

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Thu Nov 25 2021
5

So fresh

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Thu Nov 25 2021
5

Cool hip hop album

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Tue Nov 30 2021
5

Outkast at their best, full of classic songs and really fun sounds.

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Tue Nov 30 2021
5

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.

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Sat Dec 04 2021
5

Easy five. Never realised how much influence Childish Gambino takes from this, especially on Awaken My Love. Cee Lo has popped up as a feature on heaaapps of the hip hop albums on here, man was prolific. Killer Mike on Strappin & Trappin takes the feature crown on this one though. Humble Mumble is a huge track as well. Impossible not to mention Ms Jackson, up there with the greatest songs of all time.

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Mon Dec 13 2021
5

I do, of course, love Ms. Jackson and the other hits from OutKast, but I never listened to the full album! This was excellent listening.

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Fri Dec 17 2021
5

Ja kan ik niet anders dan certified classic noemen, geweldige bangers die nog lang gaan meegaan...maar zit ook wel wat filler in en had gerust een halfuur korter mogen zijn

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Tue Jan 04 2022
5

4.5/5. Very impressive album, very unique, great shit

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Tue Jan 18 2022
5

Snappin and trappin is a hard skip But the rest of the album slaps so i round up to 5 stars

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Tue Jan 18 2022
5

Outkast RULES

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Tue Jan 25 2022
5

An absolute classic.

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Tue Feb 01 2022
5

It’s very obvious to me when I peaked based on the current music I owned at the time.

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Sat Feb 05 2022
5

4 Saf7at Men 3l Bouheli Mte3 Dostoevsky. Still Sick

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Wed Feb 09 2022
5

Wow. Two classics two days in a row. This is easily five years ahead of any other hip hop album in 2000. The messed up productions with reversed snares and all manner of odd going on. Andre and Big Boi both delivering classic bars on every track. The fact it killed East and West dealer than the bullets that hit Tupac and Biggie, because the only correct answer was South. Take Gasoline Dreams, BOB, Miss Jackson and So Fresh So Clean. Each is so different to the last and each is a great song. It's got a Killer Mike feature a decade before the world caught up with him!

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Tue Feb 15 2022
5

Always amazing listem this álbum

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Thu Feb 17 2022
5

Бомбы сами знает над чем.

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Tue Mar 15 2022
5

This is my favorite OutKast album. I listened to this so much back in the day that it almost sounds like a greatest hits compilation to me now. Especially those first 3 songs! It's like a three punch combo ending on an uppercut. Though I love the bursting-at-the-seams creativity of Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, this album is the absolute peak of Big Boi and Andre 3000 working together fluidly. Two things I love about OutKast: 1) their uncanny ability to cover such an incredibly wide range of emotions/subjects (and somehow blend it all together in a way that feels natural and smooth), and 2) their fearlessness in simply being themselves. Perhaps it is being outside of the East Coast/West Coast scenes that allowed them/forced them to sort of go all out in terms of forging their own unique identity? Whatever the reason, I am thankful they put it out there.

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Tue Mar 15 2022
5

They really have something unique and special. Not as good as Speakerboxx/The Live Below but close and still top notch.

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Sun Mar 20 2022
5

Очень хорошая музыка, на удивление спокойная (как я люблю)

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Wed Mar 23 2022
5

The place where all funny things come from

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Thu Mar 31 2022
5

Ushered in a new age of hip hop

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Tue May 10 2022
5

Ég keypti (óvart) censoraða útgáfu af þessari plötu í Prag 2001. Mjög fyndði að heyra alvöru útgáfurnar af öllum lögunum. Ekki það að hún er jafn mikið dúndur með og án allra ljótu orðanna. Fullt hús.

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Sat May 28 2022
5

cool

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Thu Jun 02 2022
5

mega geil. hallo? dachte ich mag das nicht hab erstmal genervt aufgestöhnt aber hey....der spaß ist scheiße geil. würde ich noch öfter hören honestly.

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Mon Jul 04 2022
5

A really innovative album that still sounds fresh. A bridge between 90s gansta rap and current rap.

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Sat Jul 09 2022
5

I've listened to this album a bunch of times, I think this is the weakest of outkasts albums, but even then this album is still a solid fucking 9 which means it gets the ole 5/5 score.

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Fri Jul 22 2022
5

Wow I forgot what a great album this was

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Sat Jul 30 2022
5

Absolutely loved.

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Mon Aug 01 2022
5

Classic. All time

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Mon Aug 15 2022
5

Monólogos da Intro. So Fresh, So Clean tem coisas boas. Ms Jackson é famosa. I'll Call B4 I Cum tem uns samples interessantes. Bombs Over Bagdad tem uma frase final interessante. Começo Xplosion! We Lu Deez Hoez é excelente e tem um wahwahwah ótimo.

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Mon Sep 12 2022
5

Wild, sprawling and exuberant, this is relentlessly original music, that fuses funk, rock and hip-hop, with a smattering of soul. So many engaging and satisfying beats and tempos and textures. The extracrurricular snippets don't add much necessarily, but they fade out to longer/stronger songs and vibes later on in the record. The artier and genre-mixing it gets, the better it is, which is how music transcends its time – see "So Fresh, So Clean," "Mrs. Jackson" and the amazing closer, "Stanklove." Hip-hop's Radiohead seems about right to this indie rock fan.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

Based

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Wed Sep 21 2022
5

9/10

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Tue Sep 27 2022
5

Phenomenal album

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Sun Oct 02 2022
5

A fucking 5

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Tue Nov 15 2022
5

Bangers On Bangers Bet On Big Boy Bosses Of Bounce Better Off Blazed Bump On your Boombox Bass On Board Bring Out the Booties Broadcast Over Borders Big Ol' Beats Best Of the Best 5 drop top 'lacs 🚗🚗🚗🚗🚗

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Fri Nov 18 2022
5

Wowza this things is nuts. Everything about this album is so creative and funky and wonky but it just works so well. The beats Go. So. Goddamn. Hard. It feels like you’re in a hip hop carnival there’s just so many crazy things going on. Andre and Big Boi are incredible lyricists and rappers. I think I could listen to Andre rap about anything all day. I’m absolutely blown away by this album. 10/10

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Fri Dec 02 2022
5

Yes

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Thu Dec 08 2022
5

A modern mainstream masterpiece.

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Wed Jun 02 2021
4

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.

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Thu Nov 12 2020
4

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.

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Tue May 11 2021
4

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!

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Fri Dec 04 2020
4

Classic album. Some great hip hop hits that were great to revisit

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Mon Mar 15 2021
4

Great album but for all the hype that it typically gets I was a little underwhelmed on my latest listen.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

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.

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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

pretty solid hip hop, started stronger than it finished, not a huge fan of the interludes

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

Great music, good and fun beats.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Some really good memories. Probably best listened to while high

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Thu Apr 08 2021
4

Straight FIYAHHH 4.5

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Tue Jan 19 2021
4

Really good. Far from perfect, too long and too many shitty interludes. Probably closer to 3 than 5 overall.

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Solid Album. 3.8

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Mon Feb 22 2021
4

Funky fresh, ya'll.

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

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'

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Thu May 13 2021
4

Great, funky, weird album.

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Sun Jun 13 2021
4

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.

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Wed Apr 21 2021
4

good one, some great tunes and classics althoug the concept drags a little

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

Solid album, particularly enjoyed the second half. Still prefer Surfer Rosa, but would be interested in giving this album additional listens.

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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

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?

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

Crazy talent and really great songs. Happy to have listened to the whole thing.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

Hip hop de calle. No es lo mío, pero no ha estado mal.

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Fri Feb 05 2021
4

Hotlanta. Took rap in a southern direction.

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

This album is pretty lit lyke

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

really good album, a little jaded as it was so overplayed when I was younger

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

Count me Inkast

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Fri Jan 22 2021
4

A great album full of energy, let down only by the skits and a couple of duff tracks.

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Sun Jan 24 2021
4

Fun, funky hip hop

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Sun Apr 04 2021
4

A classic Hiphop album that evokes memories of happy uni days

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Tue Jan 26 2021
4

One of the truly great hip hop albums, masterful beats, lyrics, and skits. One of my favorite southern rap albums

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Sat Jul 10 2021
4

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Tue Mar 09 2021
4

Very good, enjoyed it a lot more than most hip-hop.

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Wed Jun 23 2021
4

I didn't give this a proper listen but with Ms. Jackson and So Fresh, So Clean alone this album gets a 4.

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Wed May 26 2021
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)

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Sun Mar 28 2021
4

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Tue Mar 23 2021
4

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Wed Mar 24 2021
4

Liked it a lot. 21 years old, still very potent flows/lyrics , beats not my fave sometimes. Favourites: snappin and trapping, ?, so fresh

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Tue Jun 29 2021
4

I like how this doesn’t sound dated.

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Thu May 13 2021
4

Great album. Funny interludes, couple bangers ("Ms. Jackson" & "B.O.B."), couple goofy tracks ("We Luv Deez Hoez").

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Fri Jun 11 2021
4

Great stuff, classic

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Wed May 12 2021
4

This was alright. a good reflection on the well known tracks

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Wed Jul 07 2021
4

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.

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Thu Jul 29 2021
4

This was a very good surprise. A great album that sounds very different from "normal" American hip-hop.

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Mon Aug 02 2021
4

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

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Sat Aug 14 2021
4

sorry ms johnsonnn

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Fri Aug 27 2021
4

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

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Mon Sep 06 2021
4

Hip-hop muy entretenido. Mezcla con funk, rock... Me ha gustado.

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Wed Sep 08 2021
4

Liked it. Reminded me of Emina and gravediggers

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Wed Sep 08 2021
4

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.

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Sat Sep 11 2021
4

Good album. A bit too long

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Wed Sep 22 2021
4

Didn't listen to whole thing, but Bombs Over Baghdad is amazing.

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Mon Sep 27 2021
4

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

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Tue Sep 28 2021
4

Excellent album…if they cut a few songs it would have been 5 star

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Wed Oct 06 2021
4

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

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Thu Oct 14 2021
4

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.

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Fri Oct 29 2021
4

There is some of this album I love, some I can take or leave, but overall it's fun and enjoyable

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Sat Oct 30 2021
4

classic bangers on here. not huge about a couple of the tracks but still a very influential album.

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Fri Sep 24 2021
4

Long but enjoyable good quality hip hop like me granny used to love.

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Thu Nov 11 2021
4

Nostalgic but holds up

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Tue Nov 23 2021
4

Buen disco de Hip-Hop, un poco largo para mi gusto

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Thu Nov 25 2021
4

Wonderful stuff. I remember watching Ms. Jackson on a music channel just before school one day and thinking it was excellent. I haven't actually listened to it properly for a long long time so it's nice to know it is a very good song.

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Thu Nov 25 2021
4

I thought this album was beautiful, varied and very different to what I imagine OutKast to be, glad I listened

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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

Bombs over baghdad greatest song of the 2000s

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Fri Dec 03 2021
4

4/5

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Mon Dec 06 2021
4

I had almost forgotten about hip hop inclusion of joke/skit tracks

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Mon Dec 13 2021
4

Okay, it's rap, isn't it? Some songs are obscene, and I have nothing else to say, kinda generic hip-hop music to my ear. Still better than generic blues rock.

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Tue Dec 14 2021
4

OutKast’s sound is distinct and instantly recognizable. Their flow and lyrical constructions are refreshing. I could do without the misogyny and gangster-ish stuff (I didn’t keep track of the tracks), and I certainly would prefer not to hear CeeLo’s voice. But overall these feel like minor speed bumps. I want to listen to more OutKast. I have Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, but I never really got into it. I guess I need to go back earlier in their catalogue.

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Tue Dec 14 2021
4

I love Outkast. I love their sound. Do I wish they bent their considerable talents towards worthier lyrical topics than their many conquests? Yes. However, contemplating the aftermath of those conquests as in "Ms. Jackson" makes it clear to me they have something more to say than just rapping about "Gangsta Shit" (but they can do that too).

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Tue Dec 14 2021
4

Aaaah! I'm so conflicted! It sounds so fresh and so clean, but it leaves you feeling dirty! At least on a few tracks. If you took out "Gasoline Dreams," "Snappin' & Trappin,'" and "Gangsta Sh*t," this would be a top-tier album. With them, "Stankonia" is going to fall a star short. "Stankonia" includes all the OutKast hallmarks - incredible lyricism, flows, and funk aplenty. They were so unique and groundbreaking, but I wish that their style had influenced more of the musical style of Southern rap music. The stuff that I have heard coming out of Atlanta and the South in the last decade have been much less inspired. "Stankonia" wasn't my favorite OutKast album, though. It is apparently their most acclaimed, but "ATLiens" and especially "Aquemini" were better for me. But neither of those made the list! I went back to start "Aquemini," but will have to spend more time digging back into the OutKast catalogue. "Speakerboxx/Love Below" is on the list, but I don't remember that one beyond the overhyped singles. It's too bad OutKast is best known for "B.O.B." and "Hey Yaaaaaa(how many a's?)," because those are not their best (for me).

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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

goed maar wat te lang... wel soms gedacht "oh dit is cool"

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Mon Dec 20 2021
4

A super important record to me. This was the first hip hop album I ever purchased. I had always been into other genres and never really understood rap so this album has a big nostalgia hit for me as a big door opener. That said, the album is still really good all these years later. Almost every song is solid. I actually forgot how good Humble Mumble and Red Velvet are to my ears. The 3 big singles from this album are still amazing. Snappin' and Trappin', We Love Deez Hoez, and Stankonia (Stanklove) are the only songs that I could take or leave. The skits are also something I could do without. Thankfully they are all pretty short. Part of me wants to give this 5 stars because of my personal attachment and the soaring high points of the album, but I think it's a 4 at this point for me. Still great and highly recommended but not perfect.

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Tue Dec 21 2021
4

Very good!

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Sat Dec 25 2021
4

I am for real!

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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

i heckin love outkast

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Mon Jan 03 2022
4

So much character on this project. You seemingly can't find anything like this nowadays.

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Fri Jan 14 2022
4

Oh I am exciiiiited to see this one! Reminds me of middle school. Gasoline Dreams is very 90s hip hop. Each track is so different. I love this album. I will say I appreciate this a lot more now than I did 10 years ago at Coachella lol

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Sat Jan 22 2022
4

All around 4.

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Thu Feb 03 2022
4

Не совсем мое, но качает знатно. Пару треков утащила себе, натанцевалась, шо аж шея болит. Хорошо, короче, 3.5

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Tue Feb 08 2022
4

Great stuff. Already listened to this album before, plenty of times. Ms jackson is always and wil always be a sad song :(

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

This was my introduction to OutKast. I listened to this a lot in college, but i must have made a cd without the skits/interludes. Those are awful. The rest of the album is great.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

Great, although the often frenetic pace and elaborate vocals delivered at the same left me trailing behind and not picking up a lot: this is one I need to spend more time with.

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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

Classic, holds up

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Mon Feb 14 2022
4

Some absolute belters on this album, but not quite a 5-star as there's also a lot of dud filler. Prefer Andre 3000's leads to Big Boi's, some of it does veer a bit too much towards the bragadocious. Miss Jackson, So Fresh, So Clean and Bombs over Baghdad stand out

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Tue Feb 15 2022
4

I’m not a hip hop person, but not going to lie, this one has catchy tunes. Wish it’d be shorter, thou...

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

Very little to hate about this work of art

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Mon Feb 21 2022
4

So good. Full of classics!

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Sat Feb 26 2022
4

Very good album, with a couple of great songs that I've had on repeat when it came out. However, having listened to the album again, there are just a few too many songs I don't care much for. Just short of 5 stars for me.

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Sat Feb 26 2022
4

A typical Outkast album with typical Outkast pop hooks - slightly surprising to see this album is on the list (wasnt the previous one considered to be the classic one?) Anyway it is very strong album even though 73 minute is overkill and hard to take in in one go. Rated it as 4* and still do.

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Wed Mar 09 2022
4

After listening to this album it is evident that it has a huge place in the evolution of hip-hop into the Pop mainstream. OutKast combine 70's funk and soul, with elements of rock music and hip-hop, to create a work that is ready to take on the world of Pop. The album also lyrically stands out from most at its time in that the lyrics are socially conscious. The album clearly requires repeated listens to really appreciate it's place in the evolution of hip-hop but even after a few listens it becomes clear that this album was/is something special. The one song that seems out of place here is "Snappin and Trappin", not a fan of this song, mainly lyrically. Favorite song: Ms. Jackson 4 out of 5

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Tue Mar 15 2022
4

Fresh. Futuristic. Aware. These guys crafted such a timeless rap classic as the new millenium arrived. In terms of tracks, the funkier/softer ones are among the best rap songs I have ever heard. Those beats are on a different level. The skits and the rock-ish tracks are skippable, imo. However, the album as a whole is a pretty solid 70+ minute epic. Apparently, the duo tried to be more melodic, explored new musical influences, and worked with new producers to capture the colors of their times. Geez, the 2000's feels like a mirage now. Overall, while it's not something that I would listen from start to finish, it's definitely a solid modern classic.

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Thu Mar 17 2022
4

It's pretty good. Not all tracks stand out but the ones that do (Like Gasoline, Ms. Jackson, Red Velvet) are really good.

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Wed Feb 09 2022
4

Not the music I listen to often but I do like this duo and this album is very well produced.

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Thu Mar 31 2022
4

I LOVE THIS ALBUM. I can honestly say that I listen to a few songs from this album every week. Similar to “The Low End Theory” this album changed hip hop as it expanded peoples’ perceptions of what hip hop could be.

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Tue Apr 05 2022
4

This was a nostalgic listen for me, I was in 6th grade when this came out and although I never listened to it myself I found myself remembering parts of it here and there. I was not a huge fan, but I definitely see how influential Outkast was on hip hop.

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Wed Apr 06 2022
4

Listened to on the RS500 - surprisingly good

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Sun Apr 10 2022
4

A big depart from their previous records, "Stankonia" threw away the mellow and chillness of early Outkast and focused on the zeitgeist of the early 2000, with a chaotic sound, mixing 1970s funk and early hip hop references with a a solid alternative and progressive rap production. Thematically, you can trace a topics from start to finish in this album, with lyrics about the aspirations of the black people in the USA, materialism in black culture, the public perception on hip hop at the time and the life of black women in southern United States. Songs like "Ms. Jackson" and "B.O.B." are great classics of an eternally evolving hip hop sound on which Outkast have a very important role to this day.

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Mon Apr 11 2022
4

Already have listened

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Tue Apr 19 2022
4

This album suffers in my eyes simply because it's been so overplayed throughout my life. It's not as good as Aquemini, but it's an absolute classic and one of the best albums of the 2000s.

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Sat Apr 23 2022
4

Excellent rap album by the best rap duo of all time. This album varies stylistically in many ways and it’s good from front to back. This album has several interludes that break up the flow and in my opinion don’t add much. This album is good but I’d OutKast’s 3rd or 4th best.(Idlewild is obviously last) Which shows how good they are. 8.2/10

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Sat Apr 30 2022
4

Banger after banger. OutKast has consistently put out innovative albums trying new things every album, hitting the mark every time. Our first three tracks make up the strongest opening in their catalog. Tight production, clear, fast, and clever raps, and strong influences from funk, jazz, and rock, though still having the structure of pop hip hop of the late 90s, making it accessible to both mainstream audiences and fans of other genres. "Gasoline Dreams" starts us off strong with some p-funk licks (reminds me of Maggot Brain) and impressive raps with a corresponding fun chorus. The next two are super hits. "So Fresh So Clean" shows like four distinct styles of singing and rapping, super funky. "Ms. Jackson" is reminiscent of other pop songs of the time, but has super memorable hooks, a catchy chorus, and a funk style like no other. "Snappin & Trappin" moves us into hardcore territory, but is characterized by surreal "alien futuristic" samples. Strange how this is so early in the album as it might turn off some listeners, but the raps are nevertheless insane as always. I'll stop talking about each track since that'll take forever, but it's more or less the same strengths, but yet ton of diversity to keep me interested in what they'll do next. The interludes are weird and hilarious. They're inclusions are welcome all throughout the album to keep it fresh and interesting, giving me small breaks to contemplate on what the next track is like. BREAK The only major weakness is the length. I know it's Aquemini and The Love Below are just as long, but starting with "Humble Bumble" I lose focus. They're great tracks for sure, and it doesn't take much to appreciate them, but there's a lack of standout tracks to attract your attention. However, I do speculate it'd be easier with more listens with how much character they all have.

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Tue May 03 2022
4

I expected the back half to fall off in quality due to the number of tracks, but it was solid all the way through.

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Tue May 03 2022
4

An absolute classic full of bangers

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Thu May 05 2022
4

Some good songs, I'm not a fan of hip hop, but I do like some Outkast!

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Thu May 05 2022
4

Power Music Electric Revival

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Sun May 08 2022
4

Lots of garbage on this album. Most of the filler was unnecessary but the good songs were incredible. Really close to giving this 5 stars but the skits were all terrible enough to lose it a star.

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