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  • Audio CD (4 Nov. 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics, Import
  • Label: Sony Music Cmg
  • ASIN: B00002R0MA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,514 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Intro
2. Gasoline Dreams
3. I'm Cool (Interlude)
4. "So Fresh, So Clean"
5. Ms. Jackson
6. Snappin' & Trappin'
7. D.F. (Interlude)
8. Spaghetti Junction
9. Kim & Cookie (Interlude)
10. I'll Call B4 I Cum
11. B.O.B.
12. Xplosion
13. Good Hair (Interlude)
14. We Luv Deez Hoez
15. Humble Mumble
16. Drinkin' Again (Interlude)
17. Red Velvet
18. Cruisin' In The ATL (Interlude)
19. Gangsta Sh*t
20. Toilet Tisha
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With their fourth-album, Outkast invoke the rebel Southern spirit to full effect. Realising there is something rotten in the state of hip hop, the Atlantan local heroes have staked out their own territory, Stankonia, a Utopian republic representing the best of the Dirty South. As if in tribute to Funkadelic's America Eats Its Young , the album cover finds Dre and Big Boi staring out in front of a black and white stars and stripes. Inside they waste no time in revealing their radical agenda. "Don't everyone like the smell of gasoline?" hollers Andre 3000 on opener "Gasoline Dreams", as he sets fire to the constitution over a scorching electric guitar. The single "B.O.B." (aka "Bombs Over Baghdad") is Outkast's state-of-the-union address, a rousing gothic gospel number that advocates a "power music electric revival" as it approaches the speed of Reprazent's "Who Told You" and the epic feel of "Bohemian Rhapsody". On "Miss Jackson", they assume the role of exemplary southern Gentleman begging forgiveness from their hoochie's mama over a backing with spooky shades of Prince's "When Doves Cry". Elsewhere they eschew tradition (on tracks like "?", "Snappin & Trappin" and the B-Real-guesting "Xplosion") to invest their dirty funk with a distinctly avant-garde afro-sheen. Come election day, just sniff this stank to inhale freedom. --Chris Campion

BBC Review

Imagine the hip hop of today without the influence of OutKast’s fourth album. No Stankonia: quite possibly no Frank Ocean, no Janelle Monáe, no Shabazz Palaces; no southern playas taking the four elements from New York to outer space via the suburbs of the ATL. How boring.

While Stankonia wasn’t the first taste of this dynamic duo’s inspired interpretations of rap – schizophrenic pieces that tapped funk up for its number before forgetting to call it back; snapping trap-rap rockers unleashed before the world caught up with the parlance – it was the most perfect distillation of everything that’d come before it.

Immediate long-play predecessor, 1998’s Aquemini, was a plaudit-magnet in its own right; a platinum-seller which piqued significant domestic interest yet didn’t translate to a global audience.

But with the new millennium came new opportunities for partners-in-rhyme André 3000 and Big Boi: Stankonia is the sound of every cracked-open door being kicked off its hinges.

Before Stankonia came B.O.B – an unusual lead-single selection given its ménage-a-trois of jitterbug drum’n’bass, gospel backing vocals and a virtuosic instrumental sensibility owing much to Sly Stone and Hendrix. The single was no commercial high-flyer, but set a tone that its parent LP would adroitly adhere to: anything goes, so long as it flows.

And flow Stankonia had to, brilliantly, because for the second consecutive set its makers pushed CD capacity, filling a 74-minute run-time.

Amongst its 24 tracks are skippable skits, although these add contextual colour to the album’s singular bravado, but for the most part Stankonia serves the album format, rather than the other way around. Its sequencing, its pacing, these are perfect; transitions from casual vocabulary to lightning verses, electrifying.

Time has painted some cuts as relative filler: the booty-clap bounce of We Luv Deez Hoez and fizzy meditation on carnal etiquette I’ll Call Before I Come are shallower of emotional depth than the still-exquisite Ms Jackson and the (Sign “O” the Times-period) Prince-recalling Toilet Tisha. It was Ms Jackson that cracked the UK for these ATLiens, charting at two.

That remains their highest position to date, one better than the evergreen Hey Ya! achieved. With no OutKast LP since 2006’s Idlewild, it’s unclear if they’ll ever match its chart impact.

But if Stankonia forever remains this outfit’s ultimate record, it’s some achievement to call the greatest hip hop album of the 21st century one of your own.

--Mike Diver

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 16 May 2001
Format: Audio CD
Forget "miss jackson" look no further than "toilet tisha", a song that reaks of classic prince and "stankonia" the title track to realise this is no ordinary hip hop group. Outkast are by far the best thing to happen to rap in years, freaky lyrics and super cool beats make this one on the best albums i have ever heard!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. King on 7 Dec. 2000
Format: Audio CD
Outkast once again turn their back on the route to easy money. The teaming of the player (Big Boi) and the more cerebral Andre 3000 create one of the most effective tag-teams in hip-hop today. Carving a niche in these days of ca$h money materialism isn't that easy but Outkast maintain their march to maturity and musical creativity.
Drawing on a plethora of musical influences, this largely self-produced album shows that hip-hop is far from being stifled by the demand of the money men for whatever derivative is most popular at the time. Listening to the album end-to-end takes you on a journey from funk, drum and bass, soul, gospel all of which combine to form the "stanky" sound that they've created for themselves. An easy criticism would be to suggest that they've over-extended themselves, tracks like "Gangsta Shit" sit uneasily alongside songs like "Slum Beautiful" a bass-driven sweet ride to the heated south. However, given the trend for crews to put on their less than shining stars it's only to be expected. Topics such as "Ms Jackson" show an apologetic pair of emcees explaining that they never wanted to hurt their ex-loves, a nice touch of reality and humility when compared with "We Luv Deez Hoez"
One thing you get from 'kast is value for money, all of their albums have stretched long past the fifty minute mark and although I rate this as their third best album (ATLiens and Aquemini are fantastic chunks of hip-hop) it is brave, though contradictory (Big Boi's pimping influence certainly isn't pc). For people who are tired of the present hip-pop and those who disbelieve that hip-hop can be creative I suggest a listen to this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Feb. 2001
Format: Audio CD
Hip hop is monotonous? Bored of todays bling blinging? WEll this is the album for you! Bypassing the genius of former albums; outkast has excelled themselves with this blend of hip hip hop and rhyme. Dre, with his poetry and original style, along with big boi blend hard hitting master pieces, such as bombs over baghdad, with smooth rap ballads such as ms. jackson and humble mumble. From the streets of Atlanta this successful duo portray what rap from the south is all about with this huge which will surely bring outkast from relative unknowns to superstars. They have done what nwa and public enemy did for rap in the late 80's; outkast reinvent themselves with every song creating a new genre of hip hop with each album. Stankonia is their best album to date and the best hip hop album this year!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 7 Mar. 2001
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Stankonia. This is Outkast's fourth album, where have they been? Why are they now suddenly respected in Britain, alongside Dre and Snoop. Stankonia is why. This album has projected them fully into Britain's hip-hop arena, excellent tracks like 'Ms Jackson' have shown they can compete in our charts. 'B.O.B' highlights the fast fuelled aggression on this album and partnerships with B-Real and the gifted Erykah Badu compliment this album even further. Outkast present a rollercoaster of a hip hop album, combined with soulful lyrics and outstanding cameos. The music is fresh, different to that of Dre and Eminem (all we seem to get in Britain), and entertaining. Listening closely to the tracks can have you in stitches of laughter or moments of contemplation. This album is above all a pleasure to listen to. Thank you Outkast for giving us more hip hop to hear on our radios.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 July 2001
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Outkast deserve many medals for this CD. Toilet Tisha is chilled out electric Rn'B at its best, while the epic B.O.B energises even the most lethargic slobs. A quirky, zesty CD which is definitely a must.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Tom on 30 May 2004
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the only way this can't 5 stars is if you only compare it with other Outkast albums. It may not be the best Outkast but its still 5/5 relative to all other music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 8 Jan. 2001
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How do you start to describe an album like this? Unconventional and left-field are a couple of words I'd use. But when talking about music those two words generally refer to an album that is interesting but unlistenable. Outkast have thrown this idea on its head a produced a pumpin', rockin', explosive album that is ulitmately great hip-hop but so much more besides. Truely inspirational. The best hip hop album of 2000...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 12 Mar. 2001
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I think that the outkast album stankonia ia an asset to any hip-hop fans c.d collection. If you have one of the other albums, I can tell you that it is just as good if not better. I also found that the cheapest I could find it was right here on Amazon.
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