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Idlewild [Explicit]

19 Aug. 2006 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 13 Dec. 2005
  • Release Date: 13 Dec. 2005
  • Label: LaFace Records
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  • Total Length: 1:17:52
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  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • ASIN: B001GTQD50
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 46,749 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JimminyBee on 8 Sept. 2006
Format: Audio CD
This album needs to be viewed in the context of Outkast's six previous albums, rather than just with reference to Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Hit singles such as Ms Jackson and Hey Ya thrust Outkast into the mainstream, but before this they had released 3 top quality albums. Southernplayalistic.., ATLiens and Aquemini appear to fall more easily into the rap genre, but were just as progressive both lyrically and musically, albeit in a less obvious way.

Idlewild represents an amalgamation of the various ideas that Outkast have experimented with over the past 12 years or so - they really have been around that long. We have Big Boi's synthetic beats and 'Rooster' rapping style from Speakerboxxx, and Andre's jazz piano and singing was a recurrent theme on The Love Below. Going back further, rapping styles characteristic of Stankonia - think Gasoline Dreams in particular - are revived on 'The Mighty O', and the jumpy blues theme as tried in Aquemini can be heard throughout. With so much going on it can be hard to notice the tangy guitar licks so prevalent on ATLiens underneath everything, but they are there in the more soulful songs.

Idlewild's new twist, the musical theme, is arguably far less groundbreaking than some of the artistic leaps Outkast have taken in the past.

With Idlewild, they are now singing from the same hymn sheet with a result that is pleasing to listen to, if slightly too vaudeville for some. As a consolation, the sound is funked-up to a degree extreme by even Outkast's standards, and the collaborations work well.

The real question is, where do they go from here? Idlewild feels like a consolidation based around the temporary theme of the musical, and hence it may be something of a stop-gap.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. K. Pike on 30 Aug. 2006
Format: Audio CD
Excelent price for nearly 25 songs. every single one is my favourite. except for the last song which is a guitar solo for like 8 minutes, but other than that its absolutly great, a must have!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A. Auburn on 20 Jan. 2008
Format: Audio CD
In Idlewild Outkast seem to lose all essence of what they really can do: excellent songwriting and catchy beats. This album is so obviously a film soundtrack, with irritating country tracks and coutless interludes. It is a shame there are so few collaberations between Dre and Big Boi on this one because I think thats how they do it best. This albums a real dissapointment when you think of Outkasts earlier albums like Stankonia and Big Boi and Dre Present. Not worth buying, if you ask me!
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Again Outkast have come out with a whole new style of music. Not happy with being perhaps the best there ever will be in the hip hop - funk scene, they come out with Idlewild. A magnificent mix of 1930's blues, Jazz, R&B, Hip Hop, and some very funky soul.

When I first bought this album, I didn't know what to expect. I listened to it once through and was gutted. My favourite artists of all time were no longer that, they had brought out a below average album and thoroughly disappointed me.

However, I am at times a very fickle being. For I gave this a second chance and it proved to me, that this may even be Outkasts best work yet. With every listen the lyrics and beats make an ever bigger impact. This is without a doubt in my top 5 albums of all time.

Remember, if you purchase this album, give it time. Finding that this is infact a masterpiece after first thinking of it as a failed experiment, will make this even sweeter.

Enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By James Cavanagh on 7 Jun. 2013
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Incredible album by an extremely talented group. It is about time that Outkast got together again to bring us more quality!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. L. Hawes VINE VOICE on 10 Feb. 2011
Format: MP3 Download
IN recent years rap artists have moved into different areas to broaden the genre, but none more so than the mighty Outkast.

With this, their most recent album, which also soundtracks a film (which I've never seen) they take us in to vaudevillian rap heaven. There are nods to past wonder albums Stankonia and the Love Below, but in all honesty, this kicks down all sorts of doors to open up the minds of even their most adventurous listener.

As is my way, I will not give away key tracks as this is an album that is made to be listened to from start to finish in the order it was laid down. There are guest star in here which flesh out some of the tracks and as you'll have gathered by my review, not a dud in here. And if you are somehow averse to rap, then think Prince at his most recent best and then turn up the quality to 11 and you're nearly there.

It is truly a brilliant, courageous and natural album from two of the best black stars of modern times, the best thing about which is the fact that they are in the same band.

Outkast, one great band, two amazing rap stars. Wonderful.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 29 Aug. 2006
Format: Audio CD
I've been with Outkast since Southernplayalistic... in that time we've born witness to a real evolution of their sound into two of the most experimental artists within Hiphop, whilst still retaining the knack of making good music. I had some reservations about this album before I'd actually heard it. Would the '30s vibe be too much? Would this be a step too far? Answer: Nope! Although they've taxed the vibes of various 1930s musical styles and infused it with their own unique Atlien brand of Hiphop, you need not worry. This is very much a follow-up to Speakerboxx/Love Below, indeed, "PJ & Rooster" sounds every inch this albums "Hey Ya", and with other tasty tunes such as the fun "Minnie the Moocher" tinted straight up Hiphop of "Big O", and the more mellow and melodic "Train" and "In Your Dreams" you best believe that Outkast are still all that and a bag o' chips. Wicked.
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