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Speakerboxxx: Love Below

Outkast Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
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  • Audio CD
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: La Face
  • ASIN: B0000AGWFX
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (88 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 331,054 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Album of the Year 2 Jan 2004
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"Crocodile on my feet; Fox fur on my back; Bowtie around my neck, that's why they call me the gangsta mack in the cadillac"
Big Boi's chorus on Bowtie exemplifies Speakerboxxx. It's that real cool, laid back, southern funk that Outkast do like no one else. The Love Below is another thing entirely. Taking notes from jazz, electro, rock... you name it. Andre 3000 has fused it all together to come up with something really off the wall. While Speakerboxxx is definitely the more accessible to the average hip hop fan, The Love Below is the one half which has been gaining most of the plaudits. It's definitely the more difficult listen, but is all the more rewarding for it. You'll have heard the lead single, Hey Ya, all over the airwaves by now, and this is as mainstream as Andre allows things get.
Speakerboxxx and The Love Below could stand on their own as superb solo albums, but as a whole, they are spectacular. Hip Hop has always been about innovation, but there are few big name rappers about right now that are willing to do that for fear of losing their listeners.
Outkast, however, have come up with the most innovative mainstream album in years. The success Outkast are having just shows how much listeners are appreciating a group willing to spend the time to make something truly exceptional.
For my money, this is the album of the year in any genre. If you don't have it, get it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Two New Outkast Albums For The Price Of One!!!! 22 Nov 2004
Format:Audio CD
Speakerboxxx and The Love Below are, for all intents and purposes, two separate albums brought to you lovingly by Big Boi and Andre 3000 respectively.
Outkast fans will be pleased with this bumper package which contains some of the most sparkling and well produced music you will ever hear. Noticeably, Speakerboxxx is the inferior of the two, 'Love Below being a shiny concept album with favourites 'Hey Ya' and 'Roses' thrown in to the mix. Give this album a few listens and you will see that the whole package is an innovative and rewarding experience. Certainly up there with Outkast's best work. Just don't be so sad as to tailor what you listen to depending on whatever 'R+B essential' compilations are out there. Speakerboxxx/The Love Below is fantastic.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this in your speakerbox 5 Oct 2003
Format:Audio CD
One of the few times you can enjoy to get whats expected. We associate Outkast with creativity, music and deviation from the norm. An with their new double CD entitled Speakerboxx/The Love Below we get all that and more.
The album is split in two with each emcee Andre 3000 and Big Boi each having their own CD. There are not many tracks that feature both emcees, if at this point emcees are what you can call these musical dynamos. Andre 3000 does alot of singing and harmonizing on the album.
Its extremely apparent at this point that Outkast is bigger than hip-hop. Tracks such as "Hey YA!" and "Roses" feature full bands where the singing is as much of the music as is the rapping. They take up back to the old school with tracks like "Ghetto Music" and other that contain hints of old school Marvin Gaye type flavor.
Life and spirituality is a major reccuring theme throughout both discs. Andre speaks on his relationship with Erykah Badu on " A day in the life of Andre Benjamin." Tracks like "Reset" featuring Khujo and Big Boi speak on starting over and getting through lifes challenges. "Unhappy" speaks on maintaing through lifes hurdles. Other tracks like "Church" solidify the theme of the importance of spirituality. Other tracks like "War" kick some knowledge about whats going on with America and the world.
But there are club bangers. This is not elevator music, tracks like "Tomb of the Boom" and "Last Call" featuring Lil Jon is defiantely crunk music for the trunk speakerbox.
Get this album!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
Yes its a better then good double album blending idfferent genres with the OutKast boi's, but they have done it all before. ATLiens and Aquemini are amazing records, and sound so mcuh better then Stankonia, and this. Due to one main factor the amount of interludes on the last to albums are two many and engulf the album. Although the standout tracks are 5***** masterpeices. As for everyone saying Andre's album is better then Big boi's; im not to sure, Andre has 4 songs that will make you move n funk about, however the rest of the songs, are good but nothing to special then followed up by the fillers. even though Big Boi's does not contain as finer tracks as Hey Ya! , Roses, Dracula's Wedding or Happy Valentine's Day he moves more into mainstream rapping. Which for him is not a bad move, Ghettomusick blasts out onto the album as the opening track, however from that 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 are all good songs then his fillers come in to play with outbreaks from Jay-Z and Little Jon.
For OutKast fans this still is a good enoguh album for the collections, and probably more people now will enjoy Outkast due to this album.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Another OutKast Classic! 30 Sep 2003
Format:Audio CD
As the album is split into two discs, one for Big Boi & one for Andre 3000, I'll review them "separately".
Firstly, Big Boi's Speakerboxxx disc, which, weighing in with 19 tracks at a total length of just under an hour, is the shorter of the two. It is in a fairly conventional OutKast hip hop style (insofar as OutKast can be said to be conventional!).
Although the number of guests seems to threaten the consistency and continuity of Big Boi's own raps, this fails to occur, as the short track lengths, dope beats, high quality guest spots, and Big Boi's own skilled performance keep the album moving.
None of the tracks are permitted to outstay their welcome, with the result that you are left wanting more of everything (I often end up playing the album through twice in a row). This is a rarity in hip hop today, which often seems to believe that filling the CD to the brim is more important than what you fill it with.
Standout tracks include the thought-provoking "War" or "Knowing", the melancholy "Unhappy", and the bangers "GhettoMusick" and "The Rooster", although all are excellent.
Andre 3000's The Love Below disc is almost bizarre. The man who made Eminem's Top 5 MC list seems to have given up rapping! Yes, Andre has completely flipped and made an album about love and all its facets, in which he spends most of the time singing.
Fear not however, for somehow this doomed enterprise isn't doomed: inexplicably, it works! Once I got over the initial shock of Andre's change of tack, it seemed to grow on me until I now like it perhaps more than Speakerboxxx. It may take three listens to come round to this viewpoint, though, so give it a chance and don't dismiss it if you don't like it at first.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars superb album
one of my favourite albums, loved the 2 sides to the album, great range of tracks. possibly one of their best albums
Published 13 months ago by Richard Thompson
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Above
This album is great, as basically you get 2 for one. My preference though was for Andre's The Love Below, smooth mellow rap ballads, which helped me in 2005 to get my head in gear... Read more
Published 15 months ago by J. Ashdown
5.0 out of 5 stars Great find
Got as a gift forgot how much I loved this double compilation. Great music, great band hope they reform one day. Really enjoyable music
Published 15 months ago by Rebecca Cash
5.0 out of 5 stars 2.74 for 2 albums, Could you go wrong?
2.74 for 2 albums, you canny go wrong. Not just 2 albums, 2 masterpieces. If you like Rap or RnB this is for you!!!
Published 20 months ago by Greenwood
3.0 out of 5 stars Speakerboxxx = Amazing, The Love Below = Disapointing
I recently purchased "Stankonia" at a second hand CD shop, and I loved it. So I thought I'd buy another Outkast CD as I enjoyed it and wanted to hear more of them. Read more
Published on 30 Oct 2011 by originalgangsta
4.0 out of 5 stars As promised
In perfect working order and delivered quickly, only SMALL issue was tiny damage to the case but other than that everything was fine :). Good amazon Market place seller!
Published on 29 May 2011 by Alex kuklenko
5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary.
By 2003, Outkast had already produced a handful of hip-hop's greatest albums, with predecessor Stankonia also taking their fame and sales global. Read more
Published on 13 Sep 2010 by dynamitekid156
1.0 out of 5 stars Hated It
I listened to it once then gave it away - I really liked Andre's single Hey Ya, so I should have just got this.

A major disappointment.
Published on 7 Dec 2009 by I Heart Shopping
4.0 out of 5 stars SPEAKERBOXX mint/THE LOVE BELOW ok
Published on 13 Feb 2009 by R. Saddique
5.0 out of 5 stars for once, believe the hype
it's ridiculous how much this album is slated. People seem unable to appreciate OutKast without comparing this to their old work. Read more
Published on 16 Mar 2008 by Ian Wallbridge
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