AOTY 2017
Aquemini
OutKast - Aquemini
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1998 Ratings: #1 / 86
User Score
Based on 183 ratings
1998 Ratings: #2
Your Review

CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Rolling Stone

Sporting plenty of live chops (check the Felastyle horns of "Spottie Ottie Dopalicious") and soulful harmonies, Aquemini's fresh, original feel defies rap's coastal clichés.

Oct 25, 2015
philthy
100
This is an album that I would love to listen to again for the first time. It's very ambitious, experimental and pushes the boundaries of hip hop and has gone on to be quite influential in the genre. At the same time though it is still very accessible and immediate. Definitely a great gateway record for people who don't have a lot of history with the hip hop genre.

For me, this is OutKast's magnum opus and arguably hip hop in general. This album has an extremely high replay value, thanks to ... read more
Oct 25, 2017
BuffaloStaple
68
I've listened to this like 3-4 times and i'm really struggling to see why it's considered one of the all time best hip-hop albums. Very few of these songs had much of a distinct flavour to them to really keep me engaged, it just kinda felt like a slog to get through honestly. A lot of the features are pretty awful too, especially george clinton who completely ruins the song he's on. Many of these songs went on for way too long as well. It absolutely has it's highlights, andre & big boi are ... read more
Jul 25, 2017
87
Righteous blend of genres. Meaningful, trippy visionary kind of stuff on here.
May 6, 2017
97
= 97.2 =

Aquemini is the most balanced Outkast got, between the creativity and the pure rapping. You get a bunch of over the top verses from both Andre and Big Boi, and you get their more artistic side like Liberation, SpottieOttieDopaliscious that has amazing spoked words over amazing beat, The tumpets are beautiful, some stories like Slump that is such a great song, not only the verses but the hook is one of the best hooks of all time, West Savannah that is another great personal story. and ... read more
Apr 5, 2015
100
The finest Hip Hop album ever made. From start to finish its (dare I say?) Dopaliscious. It's worth a listen just for all the beautiful horns throughout.
Key Tracks: Return of the G, Slump, Spottieottiedopaliscious, Liberation
Hat tip to Cee-Lo
END OF YEAR LISTS
#3/SPIN
Track List
  1. Hold On Be Strong 
  2. Return Of The "G" 
  3. Rosa Parks 
  4. Skew It On The Bar-B 
  5. Aquemini 
  6. Synthesizer 
  7. Slump 
  8. West Savannah
  9. Da Art Of Storytellin' (Part 1)
  10. Da Art Of Storytellin' (Part 2)
  11. Mamacita
  12. SpottieOttieDopaliscious 
  13. Y'All Scared 
  14. Nathaniel 
  15. Liberation 
  16. Chonkyfire
Contributions By
philthy, AltNimrod37


Added on: September 27, 2011