Outkast: Speakerboxxx

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anxi80

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thats a really good song.

:music: me and youuuuuuuuu, your mama and your cousin too.. :music:
 

johnjohn320

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Originally posted by: Dezign
Originally posted by: johnjohn320
Originally posted by: Dezign
I'm not a huge Outkast fan.

Then why the fvck did you click on this thread? Postcount++? :confused:

Anyway, I saw a new Outkast video this morning, dont remember the name of the song but it was pretty catchy. :)

He shared his opinion on Outkast, and I shared mine.
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Well, yeah, that's fine if you don't like Outkast...but I mean, if you don't like them, why do you click on a thread about them? I... ah well, hope I don't sound like I have a rod up my ass, I'm just always curious why people do that: Thread title = "Outkast's new album", then they think: "Hmm...I don't like Outkast. I should give this a look!" ??
 

waylman

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review is up at allmusic for anyone that cares:

4.5/5

To call OutKast's follow-up to their 2000 masterpiece Stankonia the most eagerly awaited hip-hop album of the new millennium may be hyperbole, but not by much. In its kaleidoscopic, deep-fried amalgam of Dirty South, dirty funk, techno, and psychedelia, Stankonia was fearlessly exploratory and giddy with possibilities. It was hard to imagine where the duo was going to go next, but one possibility that few entertained was that Big Boi and Andre 3000 would split apart, each recording an album on his own and then releasing the pair as the fifth OutKast album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, in the fall of 2003. Although both albums have their own distinct character, the effect is kind of like if the Beatles issued The White Album as one LP of Lennon tunes, the other of McCartney songs ? the individual records may be more coherent, but the illusion that the group can do anything is tarnished. By isolating themselves from each other, Big Boi and Andre 3000 diminish the idea of OutKast slightly, since the focus is on the individuals, not the group. Which, of course, is part of the point of releasing solo albums under the group name ? it's to prove that the two can exist under the umbrella of the OutKast aesthetic while standing as individuals. Thing is, while it would have been a wild, bracing listen to hear these 39 songs mixed up, alternating between Boi and Dre cuts, the two albums do prove that the music can be solo in execution but remain OutKast records through and through. Both records are visionary, imaginative listens, providing some of the best music of 2003, regardless of genre. If conventional wisdom, based on their public personas and previous music, held that Big Boi's record, Speakerboxxx, would be the more conventional of the two and Andre 3000's The Love Below the more experimental, that doesn't turn out to be quite true. From the moment Speakerboxxx kicks into gear with "GhettoMusick" and its relentless blend of old-school 808s and breakneck breakbeats, it's clear that Boi is ignoring boundaries, and the rest of his album follows suit. It's grounded firmly within hip-hop, but the beats bend against the grain and the arrangements are overflowing with ideas and thrilling, unpredictable juxtapositions, such as how "Bowtie" swings like big-band jazz filtered through George Clinton, how "The Way You Move" offsets its hard-driving verses with seductive choruses, or how "The Rooster" cheerfully rides a threatening minor-key mariachi groove, salted by slippery horns and loose-limbed wah-wah guitars. It's a hell of a ride, reclaiming the adventurous spirit of the golden age and pushing it into a new era.
By contrast, The Love Below isn't so much visionary as it is unapologetically eccentric. And as the cocktail jazz pianos that sparkle through the first few songs indicate, it's not much of a hip-hop album. Instead, Andre 3000 has created the great lost Prince album ? the platter that the Purple One recorded somewhere between Around the World in a Day and Sign 'o' the Times. It's not just that the music and song titles cheekily recall Prince ? "She Lives in My Lap" is a close relation of the B-side "She's Always in My Hair" ? it's that Dre disregards any rules on a quest to create his own interior world, right down to a dialogue with God. The difference between Andre 3000 and Prince is in that dialogue, too: Prince was tortured; Andre is trying to get laid. That cheerfully randy spirit surges through The Love Below, even on the spooky-serious closer, "A Life in the Day of Benjamin Andre," and it gives Andre the freedom to try a little of everything, from mock crooning on "Love Haters" to a breakbeat jazz interpretation of "My Favorite Things" to the strange one-man funk of "Roses" and the incandescent "Hey Ya!," where classic soul and electro-funk coexist happily. So, both records are very different, but the remarkable thing is, they both feel thoroughly like OutKast music. Big Boi and Andre 3000 took off in different directions from the same starting point, yet they wind up sounding unified because they share the same freewheeling aesthetic, where everything is alive and everything is possible within their music. That spirit fuels not just the best hip-hop, but the best pop music, and both Speakerboxxx and The Love Below are among the best hip-hop and best pop music released this decade. Each is a knockout individually, and paired together, their force is undeniable. ? Stephen Thomas Erlewine
 

anxi80

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i really enjoyed the cd and a good chunk of the tracks. andre's cd is probably the best cd ive heard this year. thank you for bumping this on release day waylman. simply, an amazing album from start to finish.
 

isasir

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So I take it you get 2 CDs for the price of 1? (Well, for $13.49 on Amazon). I guess I might pick this up.
 

anxi80

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Originally posted by: RishiS
So I take it you get 2 CDs for the price of 1? (Well, for $13.49 on Amazon). I guess I might pick this up.
circuit city and best buy both have the cd for $10.99 i believe, and target has it for like $11.99. couple of bucks cheaper and no wait (unless you count gas to get there and the time to get to the store)
 

Hooligan

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i've been tearing my hair out looking for their album. punkass hot deal junkies out there beating me to every store.
 

anxi80

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have you tried target? if my ucla friend was on, he could prolly rattle off 10 stores in 10 seconds that would have it (thats if you are still at ucla)...
 

Darkstar757

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This is the greatest CD I have heard in 2 years.


I must Admit ANDRE is SICK


That Second To Last Track VIBRATE is FIRE!!!!!


Kudos to you Outkast For not being mainstream and bring back a Great Genre of Music.


PS also that these are my favorite things remix from the Sound of Music is Killer.


Damm We need more music like this.


OUTKAST FOR EVER


SOUTHERNPLAYISTIC
 

JoPh

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Aug 8, 2002
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i was happy with this album, and being a outkast fan, i am happy with the new release. its been a while.
 

MangoTBG

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I haven't purchased a CD since...Hmm...I'm still thinking...Incubus - Morning View, was it? Wow. I may have to pick this badboy up!
 

maziwanka

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i listened to the 2 new songs off that album that have videos already - really catchy. ive always liked outkast
 

isasir

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Originally posted by: anxi80
Originally posted by: RishiS
So I take it you get 2 CDs for the price of 1? (Well, for $13.49 on Amazon). I guess I might pick this up.
circuit city and best buy both have the cd for $10.99 i believe, and target has it for like $11.99. couple of bucks cheaper and no wait (unless you count gas to get there and the time to get to the store)

Got it at Best Buy yesterday. Thanks. Haven't had a chance to hear too much of it yet tho'.
 

NYHoustonman

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I got it the day it came out, but I must admit it took me a while to get used to Andre's CD (of course, I love it now). I just prefer more of a hip-hop rap style than he puts through in alot of the tracks on that CD. He has said that he isn't feeling hip hop anymore, even that he isn't as into music, and this is bad news to me as he had one of the best flows around. I hope he finds some inspiration or something like that and gets back to what got him to where he is, but even if he doesn't, I have to respect him for being himself. One of the best CD ('s) I have ever bought...I just hope it isn't the last (although I have heard about them working on the next one, I just don't know...).
 

xBeanx

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Being a Kast fan, I know that Dre's would be out there but like others I can't get enough of it now.