Aquemini

OutKast - Aquemini
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
1998 Ratings: #1 / 96
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Based on 972 ratings
1998 Ratings: #2
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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
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
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
Inglume
NR
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
itsyahboinoah
100
great
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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