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Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below
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Based on 16 reviews
2003 Ratings: #20 / 280
User Score
Based on 347 ratings
2003 Ratings: #31
September 23, 2003 / Release Date
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La Face / Label
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rguitar
95
Each of the albums stands on its own. But together they complete each other.
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below let André 3000 and Big Boi shine and do what they know how to do best.
And damn, I don't care that it's so long!
KIDWITHGUNs
90
POWERHOUSE!

*EDIT: So I've finally decided that The Love Below is a pretty fantastic album, though not as watertight as Speakerboxxx. It's a fairly strange project that feels as though it has no backbone, and not to mention how may corny-ass moments are on the record, but still... brilliant performance from Andre 3000

It's sad to see that these two just never met eye to eye again. Both of them gave it their all (I think), but Big Boi takes the crown for G.O.A.T.

Speakerboxxx (91)

The Love ... read more
exception
77
SPEAKERBOXXX REVIEW:
this is easily one of my favorite southern hip hop efforts. big boi put in work for this one, with some of his best verses yet over amazing beats. i found a great progression in the dirty south sound that was found in stankonia and what i heard on this. killer mike had some dope verses as well. the whole flow of this half of the album was really terrific, it kept me paying attention throughout and i was constantly intrigued.
RATING: 87
fav tracks: ghettomusick, ... read more
KengojiUltamYT
60
The Must Hear List: Episode 1

its ok
lemuriams
80
While watching the youtube discography or here on aoty.org, I noticed one thing - they all want to suck the dick of André 3000 completely ignoring the fact that the work of Big Boi was done.

Holy cow? Cool nickname? Is that why it is better for you?

OUTKAST IS BIG BOI = ANDRE 3000 and there is no better here.

THEY ARE BOTH DIFFERENT, BUT TOGETHER THE BEST

Speakerboxxx - 8.0
The Love Below - 8.0

8.0
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Track List

Speakerboxxx

  1. Intro
  2. GhettoMusick (featuring André 3000)
  3. Unhappy
  4. Bowtie (featuring Sleepy Brown & Jazze Pha) 
  5. The Way You Move (featuring Sleepy Brown)
  6. The Rooster 
  7. Bust (featuring Killer Mike)
  8. War
  9. Church
  10. Bamboo (Interlude) 
  11. Tomb of the Boom (featuring Konkrete, Big Gipp & Ludacris)
  12. E-Mac (Interlude)
  13. Knowing (featuring André 3000)
  14. Flip Flop Rock (featuring Killer Mike & Jay-Z)
  15. Interlude
  16. Reset (featuring Khujo Goodie & Cee-Lo Green)
  17. D-Boi (Interlude)
  18. Last Call (featuring Slimm Calhoun, Lil' Jon & The East Side Boyz, & Mello)
  19. Bowtie (Postlude)

The Love Below

  1. The Love Below (Intro)
  2. Love Hater
  3. God (Interlude)
  4. Happy Valentine's Day
  5. Spread
  6. Where Are My Panties? (skit)
  7. Prototype
  8. She Lives in My Lap
  9. Hey Ya!
  10. Roses (featuring Big Boi)
  11. Good Day, Good Sir
  12. Behold a Lady
  13. Pink & Blue
  14. Love in War
  15. She's Alive
  16. Dracula's Wedding (featuring Kelis)
  17. The Letter (skit)
  18. My Favorite Things
  19. Take Off Your Cool (featuring Norah Jones)
  20. Vibrate
  21. A Life in the Day of Benjamin André (Incomplete)
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