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#1 Posted by Abbeten (3140 posts) -

and i shall start by saying my favorite is ATLiens because it is the most consistent and best displays Big Boi and Andre's skills within the framework of conventional rap

 

plus the hook on the title track is unbeatable

 

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#2 Posted by GreySeal9 (28247 posts) -

Aquemini. It's at once spiritual, bluesy, and futuristic. It's probably my second or third favorite album in general.

Favorite tracks are: Rosa Parks,Da Art of Storytelling Part II, and Chonkyfire.

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#3 Posted by GreySeal9 (28247 posts) -

By the way, I thought Speakerboxxx/The Love Below was not very good. Speakberboxxx was decent at best and The Love Below was garbage with the exception of a couple tracks.

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#4 Posted by chessmaster1989 (30204 posts) -

NWA > Outkast

:D

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#5 Posted by JML897 (33134 posts) -
Throw yo hands in the ai-yer, wave 'em like you just don't cay-yer ATLiens > Aquemini >> Southernplayalistic > Stankonia > Sir Lucious Leftfoot > Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors > who cares

NWA > Outkast

:D

chessmaster1989
Boooooooooooo
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#6 Posted by Abbeten (3140 posts) -

NWA > Outkast

:D

chessmaster1989
get out of here
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#7 Posted by soulless4now (41388 posts) -

They need to make another album. It'll give me a reason to listen to rap music again. 

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#8 Posted by GreySeal9 (28247 posts) -

They need to make another album. It'll give me a reason to listen to rap music again. 

soulless4now

Big Boi was talking about another Outkast album coming out in 2012, but obviously that didn't pan out. Hopefully it is slated for this year.

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#9 Posted by Zelda99 (767 posts) -

While i like a few songs from all their albums, Stankonia will forever be my favorie

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#10 Posted by GreySeal9 (28247 posts) -

While i like a few songs from all their albums, Stankonia will forever be my favorie

Zelda99

Stankonia was their last great album.

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#11 Posted by zenogandia (861 posts) -

All of them. Andre is such an a-hole. He sucks as an actor, but as outkast he's a god for me. Why doesn't he stop his crappy acting career and go back to making some of the most amazing music ever conceived!?

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#12 Posted by GreySeal9 (28247 posts) -

All of them. Andre is such an a-hole. He sucks as an actor, but as outkast he's a god for me. Why doesn't he stop his crappy acting career and go back to making some of the most amazing music ever conceived!?

zenogandia

He claims he's not inspired to make music right now.

Why do you think he's an a-hole?

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#14 Posted by zenogandia (861 posts) -

[QUOTE="zenogandia"]

All of them. Andre is such an a-hole. He sucks as an actor, but as outkast he's a god for me. Why doesn't he stop his crappy acting career and go back to making some of the most amazing music ever conceived!?

GreySeal9

He claims he's not inspired to make music right now.

Why do you think he's an a-hole?

He's inspired to act. I'm not sure if he noticed that he's not good at that, but making outkast albums. He needs to release another F2$#% album with big boi. I'm annoyed that they haven't released a studio album since 2003 (the movie album doesn't count). 

For all we know he might die tomorrow, without another outkast album. 

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#15 Posted by GreySeal9 (28247 posts) -

[QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

[QUOTE="zenogandia"]

All of them. Andre is such an a-hole. He sucks as an actor, but as outkast he's a god for me. Why doesn't he stop his crappy acting career and go back to making some of the most amazing music ever conceived!?

zenogandia

He claims he's not inspired to make music right now.

Why do you think he's an a-hole?

He's inspired to act. I'm not sure if he noticed that he's not good at that, but making outkast albums. He needs to release another F2$#% album with big boi. I'm annoyed that they haven't released a studio album since 2003 (the movie album doesn't count). 

For all we know he might die tomorrow, without another outkast album. 

I understand the frustration of not having an OutKast album for such a long time, but I don't want them to force one out if they're not inspired. I'd rather have no OutKast album than one that sucks.

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#16 Posted by Saturos3091 (14938 posts) -

Between Stankonia and Aquemini for me. I'm not a huge fan of them so I've only given listens to their newer material in passing. It doesn't seem like I missed much though.

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#17 Posted by Rhazakna (11022 posts) -
Aquemini or ATLiens. Outkast is one of those groups that I like despite my general disinterest in rap as a genre. Like most great bands or artists, they transcend their genre's limitations.
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#18 Posted by Rhazakna (11022 posts) -

NWA > Outkast

:D

chessmaster1989
NWA was more relevant and important to hip hop, but Outkast makes way WAY better music.
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#19 Posted by GreySeal9 (28247 posts) -

[QUOTE="chessmaster1989"]

NWA > Outkast

:D

Rhazakna

NWA was more relevant and important to hip hop, but Outkast makes way WAY better music.

Agreed 100%.

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#20 Posted by Rhazakna (11022 posts) -

[QUOTE="Rhazakna"][QUOTE="chessmaster1989"]

NWA > Outkast

:D

GreySeal9

NWA was more relevant and important to hip hop, but Outkast makes way WAY better music.

Agreed 100%.

Both Dre and Big Boi are way better rappers than anyone in NWA. I know Eazy is a legend and all, but lets face it his rapping hasn't aged well. Andre 3000 can turn a horrible song like Walk it Out into something really memorable. Dr. Dre's production didn't really come into its prime until after NWA dissolved anyway. IMO he became a truly great producer while working with Snoop.
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#21 Posted by GreySeal9 (28247 posts) -

[QUOTE="GreySeal9"]

[QUOTE="Rhazakna"] NWA was more relevant and important to hip hop, but Outkast makes way WAY better music.Rhazakna

Agreed 100%.

Both Dre and Big Boi are way better rappers than anyone in NWA. I know Eazy is a legend and all, but lets face it his rapping hasn't aged well. Andre 3000 can turn a horrible song like Walk it Out into something really memorable. Dr. Dre's production didn't really come into its prime until after NWA dissolved anyway. IMO he became a truly great producer while working with Snoop.

Eazy-E's rapping definitely hasn't aged well. It's more noticeable for its personality than its technical competence. His rapping is actually pretty clunky and basic.

And yeah, Andre 3000 was the only good thing about Walk It Out. It's weird tho. He's been doing a whole lot of work with pretty bad artists. Maybe he's trying to stay in the public to set the stage for a solo album. One can only hope.

And I totally agree about Dre's production. I would actually extend the same statement to hip hop/rap in general. Its sound didn't really blossom until the mid 90s IMO and that blossoming started about 92 or 93.

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#22 Posted by surrealnumber5 (23044 posts) -

NWA > Outkast

:D

chessmaster1989

big boi being a libertarian proves you wrong. ATL and Aquemini are two of my all time favorite album

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#23 Posted by MrPraline (21351 posts) -
Aquemini or ATLiens. Rhazakna
Yep. Same. can't really decide between these 2.
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#24 Posted by Ninja-Hippo (23434 posts) -
If you'll smoke a dime, then I'll smoke a dime.