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#355: Stankonia by Outkast

6.21.2011


Stankonia by Outkast (2000)

Favorite Track(s): "Gasoline Dreams" and "So Fresh, So Clean" and "Ms. Jackson" and "Spaghetti Junction" and "I'll Call Before I Come" and "Xplosion" and "Humble Mumble" and "Red Velvet"

Thoughts: Musically Outkast is one of my favorite hip-hop acts to listen to. This album had elements of funk and R&B and pop that often reminded me of other artists like Prince and the Fugees. Some of the content was not my favorite, but that's easier to stomach as long as the music has integrity. Still, there's enough misogyny here for me to not re-visit, except for the singles I love: "So Fresh, So Clean" and "Ms. Jackson."

Is This Better Than A Hard Day's Night?: Not to me, but the musical complexity and variety showcased on Stankonia totally justifies its place on the list.

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