OutKast - ATLiens
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Based on 248 ratings
1996 Ratings: #5
August 27, 1996 / Release Date
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LaFace / Arista / Label
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I understand that it might be pointless comparing these 2 artists to each other, but unlike on Stankonia, where they complimented one another fairly and never outshined each other. They BATTLE for the spotlight here, and their chemistry is oddly more believable.

Best: Ova Da Wudz, Two Dope Boyz, ATLiens, Wheelz of Steel, Jazzy Belle, Millenium

Weakest: E.T
A massive departure from their debut album, Outkast traded their groovy production and pimp personas towards a more spacious and orthodox alien-like 1996 ATliens album. This proved that the duo weren't any other hip-hop artist in the game that time, they crafted their own style rapping about futuristic themes and the love of science fiction. The album cover itself looks like it comes straight out of a comic-book, with hip-hop music today being wide-vary with its topics and themes. A big thanks ... read more
ATliens is a HUGE improvement over Southernplayalisticadillakmusik. Every single track slaps, just some to higher degrees than others. Nothing overstays it’s welcome, no idea feels overdone or remotely similar to stuff we’ve heard previously in the album. In fact, the few issues I take with this album come down to mixing. Everything else is fantastic. I can definitely see why this is such a treasured classic.

Best Tracks: Two Dope Boys, ATliens, Jazzy Belle, Elevators, Decatur ... read more
Outkast does everything other than failing to make an outstanding Outkast record! At this point in their discography, they seemed unmatched with their unorthodox approach on early southern hip hop. They basically alienate themselves from the competition and anyone who discovered this back in the 90s would have certainly had a joyful and overwhelmed ride.
While their debut found its strength in perfecting what was already popular and implemented in Southern Hip Hop, ATLiens had its own unique sound, consisting of unorthodox themes and production that separate Outkast from other artists of their time. They sound much more mature and developed here, as if they have transitioned away from the norm and focused on making a name from themselves in order to survive and remain relevant. The songs here were not made to please the masses, they proved that ... read more
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Track List

  1. You May Die (Intro) 
  2. Two Dope Boyz (In A Cadillac) 
  3. ATLiens 
  4. Wheelz of Steel 
  5. Jazzy Belle 
  6. Elevators (Me & You) 
  7. Ova Da Wudz 
  8. Babylon 
  9. Wailin' 
  10. Mainstream 
  11. Decatur Psalm 
  12. Millennium 
  13. E.T. (Extraterrestrial)
  14. 13th Floor/Growing Old 
  15. Elevators (ONP 86 Mix)
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