Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
Big Boi - Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors
Critic Score
Based on 21 reviews
2012 Ratings: #443 / 928
User Score
Based on 34 ratings
2012 Ratings: #181
December 11, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Hip Hop / Genres / Website
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A.V. Club

Big Boi might have already seen his career peak, but he certainly is at his most selfless, honest, and exploratory now. 


What is technically Big Boi’s third solo outing (if we’re counting Speakerboxxx), is a calculated risk that pays off for open-minded fans.

FACT Magazine

A more immediate, instantly addictive hip-hop album you will not find this side of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Drowned in Sound

Despite the heterogeneous nature of the album as a whole, Patton is never out of his depth, even when paired with unusual collaborators. 

Under The Radar

Vicious Lies isn't a bad album by any means, but it suffers when held up to the expectations of the past.


Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors is on the one hand a genre-busting statement of artistic restlessness but it's also a mess. 


Vicious Lies is the worst record he’s ever had his name on.

Aug 17, 2014
This album is a genre-hopping ambitious project. It is also kind of a disaster where for every success there is 1 or 2 failures.

Best Tracks: Objectum Sexuality, In The A, Lines, Shoes for Running, Gossip

Worst Track: Tremendous Damage

Overrated Tracks: Mama Told Me, She Hates Me and She Said Okay

Underrated Track: Apple of My Eye
Oct 30, 2017
i like this but why are there so many awkward collabs
Oct 29, 2015
A very messy and dubious collection of tracks that sounds as colourful (and at the same time forgettable) as the album cover indicates. As on his previous solo effort, Big Boi invited pretty much everyone to participate on this record, but rather than helping create a new artistic endeavour, those guests sound as forgettable as he does, ending up with a huge amount of indie-fusion hip-hop with weird production and lackluster lyricism that don't really add to the experience. His creative peak ... read more
May 19, 2013
A Perfect mix of Hip-hop, underground hip-hop and Alternative music.
May 1, 2013
"In the A" and "Thom Pettie" save this album, barely, it's so bad for me that even a goddamn Jai Paul collaboration is forgettable.
Track List
  1. Ascending 
  2. The Thickets [ft. Sleepy Brown]
  3. Apple Of My Eye 
  4. Objectum Sexuality [ft. Phantogram]
  5. In The A [ft. T.I. & Ludacris]
  6. She Hates Me [ft. Kid Cudi]
  7. CPU [ft. Phantogram]
  8. Thom Pettie [ft. Little Dragon & Killer Mike]
  9. Mama Told Me [ft. Kelly Rowland]
  10. Lines [ft. A$AP Rocky & Phantogram]
  11. Shoes For Running [ft. BoB & Wavves]
  12. Raspberries [ft. Mouche & Scar]
  13. Tremendous Damage [ft. Bosko]
  14. Descending [ft. Little Dragon]

Added on: June 9, 2012