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Both albums are superb...LISTEN TO BOTH OF THEM
on 10 March 2004
Whilst almost all the reviews here have come to praise The Love Below (and rightly so, it is extremely good), this review is more to get those who haven't listened to Speakerboxx yet, to listen to it. It's a shame to hear how so many people have just completely ignored Speakerboxx, because this is more consistent than The Love Below. Tracks like Valentine's Day, Spread, She Lives In My Lap, Hey Ya, Roses and Dracula's Wedding shine amongst what is mostly very good but not great material on The Love Below. Nevertheless thanks to Hey Ya Andre 3000 is one of the biggest stars on earth right now, although the single release of the "catchier with every listen" The Way You Move should bring some semblance of parity between the two, along with pretty much every other track on Speakerboxx that hasn't got amusing soundbites in between. It's much more than "just hip-hop" and is just as accessible as The Love Below. Listen to Ghettomusick, The Rooster or War for example. This double album fully deserved all the awards it has received so far - it's a bit more intelligent than the usual gangster rap that the likes of 50 Cent peddle out. Some filler but as a whole, that good it will be a serious contender for album of the decade in all genres.