AOTY 2021

Stankonia

OutKast - Stankonia
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2000 Ratings: #1 / 112
User Score
2000 Ratings: #7
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

It's no wonder Stankonia consolidated OutKast's status as critics' darlings, and began attracting broad new audiences: its across-the-board appeal and ambition overshadowed nearly every other pop album released in 2000.

95
Pitchfork
What could’ve been a victory lap for two Southern rappers on top of the game was instead a transcendental funk fantasia, an unequivocal commercial and artistic triumph.
bl0nded
96
You know what? Forget the nurture review. I'm reviewing this instead.

Stankonia is awesome. It's unforgettable. It's a landmark in hip-hop history. It is... a classic. These are some of the most basic instrumentals I've ever heard. Was there even any effort put into the beat for "Snappin' & Trappin'"? I don't know. But they make it work. The rapping.... man these features are aren't even THAT amazing. In fact, the only features here that are worth mentioning as standouts are the ... read more
KIDWITHGUNs
100
☆☆☆☆☆

After all these years... It's tragic to see that Stankonia has been swept under the rug, and yet it holds up to be one of the most boldest and intrepid Hip-Hop experiences of all time.

Aside from that, the fact that this could very well be the greatest display of OutKast's comradery, the fact that "Stankonia" is the amalgamation of everything the duo has had their hands on beforehand, the fact that this is either artist's greatest performance... is why the album ... read more
GeMann
100
One of the best, of course. Just mind blowing.
musicmagpie55
86
20+ Songs? Yup

70+ minutes? I wish it were longer

Does it feel like a chore? Not once

Stankonia is a sublime funk/hip-hop moment that proves just because something is long doesn't mean it is terrible. OutKast push their incredible sound to new commercial heights. It is bursting at the seams with original songs, funny skits, and excellent guest spots. 'B.O.B.' is one of the best songs and holds up to this day; I honestly stop what I am doing and just smile at the speed and sounds passing ... read more
Rollo_P
100
**100TH REVIEW SPECIAL**

Welcome to Stankonia, Georgia.

I don't think it possible to understate the world-building on this album. OutKast wants to take you seven leagues below sea level, into the realm from which all funky things come. In doing so, the duo refused to listen to any rap or hip hop in the process of creating this record, in hopes of creating a sound that elevated past slick bars and booming beats. A flurry of skits decorate the tracklist to build an experience that isn't ... read more
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