Aquemini

OutKast - Aquemini
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1998 Ratings: #1 / 99
User Score
1998 Ratings: #2
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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
KIDWITHGUNs
95
☆☆☆☆ 1/2

The finest moments in Hip-Hop appear here. "Aquemini" has been praised for decades as one of the best in the genre. It's exactly what people think it is.

Colourful, funky, creative, introspective, warm, nocturnal and triumphant beats all over the project, Antwan and Andre fly over each and every single one of them without fail. The guest list is one of the best to appear on any OutKast album. Andre's peak pengame is here and he sweeps on every single song he's on ... read more
95
My 2nd favorite Outkast album. An album where the duo really started to experiment with different sounds and make more dense sounding music. There's a lot more live instrumentation on here, and that why you can hear a lot more different genre influences on this album, backed with duos amazing contribution and their chemistry as a whole is just perfect, Big Boi has always been consistent even after the Outkast, and this is where Andre 3000 really demonstrates his full potential and shows why ... read more
GelatoM0
82
[81.93] Outkast's most popular release and most acclaimed studio record, that made its way into the top 50 of Rolling Stone's Greatest OAT last year, and has remained in it since it came out, is a super strong effort from the duo, continuing to evolve their sound Aquemini is original Outkast, though the harsher sound of the first album seems to be the only one without the soul-infusion I think they don't sound as powerful in, though now it all comes down to opinion (My belief that these two ... read more
Houdanny
88
Aquemini is one of the most consistently solid hip-hop records I’ve ever heard. The layered and funky beats, along with the top quality performances across the board makes this one of the pinnacle musical moments of the 90’s in my view.

Standout: Slump
Favs: Aquemini, Mamacita, Da art of storytellin’, Rosa Parks, Liberation, Return of the “G”, Skew it on the bar-B, Y’all scared, Chonkyfire, Synthesiser
Least fav: West Savannah
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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
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Added on: September 27, 2011