Mine would be Aquemini. So many songs in this album that are too good. All of the songs are great in this album. Stankonia is good too, but Aquemini is better. I still have never gotten a chance to listen to the first 2 albums that Outkast released. I plan on getting ATLiens today.
Actually she was not the reason for Dre's. Dre was already out there. He and the other members of The Dundgeon Family were always into Egyptology and the Occult. A lot of the iconagraphy that appears on OutKast records is influenced by the teachings of Noble Drew Ali and the MoSci Temple.
This is been a Dasher PSA.
agreed. although badu queered common and by the looks of it qtip and william hit it too
You're right, it's not. I actually enjoyed most of Love Below. "Prototype" and "She Lives in my Lap" are probably my two faves. The reason I ranked it that low is because I considered Speakerboxx and L.B. as one album for the ranking. I didn't like Speakerboxx at all, and I was comparing them to the previous Outkast albums which, IMO, blow them away.
Atliens is no doubt my favourite. It had such a moody, dark, but at the same time uplifting spiritual vibe to it. That contrasting mix made it such an amazing album. Thematically speaking, its one of the best hip hop albums ever. The Alien theme was present throughout the whole album and the production matched it. You could almost feel yourself riding with Dre and Big Boi in the Atlanta backwoods. You just don't get a lot of albums like this anymore.
Aquemini was great though, it just doesn't have the replay value of Atliens to me. Which I still bump to this day.
Aquemini or ATLiens for me no question. Aquemini is more of a masterpiece I suppose, so many styles and so f*cking solid top to bottom. ATLiens is just a sick "real hip hop" album that is also relentless from start to finish. two of my favorite albums of all time certainly and nothing they've done since (or southernplayaistic...) has touched them.