OutKast - Aquemini
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1998 Ratings: #2 / 93
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Based on 676 ratings
1998 Ratings: #2
Liked by 6 people
September 29, 1998 / Release Date
LP / Format
LaFace / Arista / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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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
this used to be my #2 of all time so you cant get mad

This is the duo's most sweetest, sonically impressive, funky and experimental project. The style it crafts thrusts you into an oceanic and atmospheric world, it's just hard to not be engaged. All tracks range from amazing to straight up masterpieces.

Best: Chonkyfire, Return of The G, Rosa Parks, Aquemini, Synthesizer, Slump, Mamacita, SpottieOttieDopaliscious

Weakest: Y'All Scared
I respect this album way more than I actually enjoy it, but in no way does it mean it's bad. I do appreciate the more conscious route OutKast took with Aquemini, but I find it harder to appreciate the production and at times, I don't think it fits with the lyrical content. This is the OutKast record I find hard to return to, but when I do, it still is an enjoyable hip hop record with many highlights.

Regardless, this album deserves respect and appreciation. In no way is this an overrated ... read more
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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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