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Old 05-07-2014, 10:45 AM   #226
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I don't think he's topped Larry Csonka, but this is pretty cool

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Madvillainy. In short, I liked it. The sound is "fat," for lack of a better term: the beats have a lot of depth, as do the soul-style instrumental flourishes on many of the tracks. I also picture the main MC as an overweight guy for some reason - something about the delivery of the lines. Speaking of lyrics, they were almost goofy, as though trying to script a comic book or something. "Hook me two apple pies and a small fries" sticks out in my head.
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Oxymoron is a bit of a mess, but there were some really high-caliber tracks on it that saved it from being another throw-away album for me, in this genre, lately. Really loved the closer, the first half of the title track and Collard Greens.
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Madvillainy. In short, I liked it. The sound is "fat," for lack of a better term: the beats have a lot of depth, as do the soul-style instrumental flourishes on many of the tracks. I also picture the main MC as an overweight guy for some reason - something about the delivery of the lines. Speaking of lyrics, they were almost goofy, as though trying to script a comic book or something. "Hook me two apple pies and a small fries" sticks out in my head.
I love this post The main MC is MF Doom, and he is indeed overweight. If you keep listening to the album you'll find it really worming into your skin. Even when I haven't listened to it in a while lyrics will just pop up in my head, the line you quoted is one of them. (Also: Raid is one of Thom Yorke's favourite songs.)
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Old 05-09-2014, 10:00 PM   #230
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Raid is my ringtone.
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Meanwhile, in completely unsurprising news, this new Cunninlynguist release is fantastic.
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Old 05-12-2014, 01:23 AM   #232
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Didn't know they had a new one out! I hope they sample ATLiens again.

I finally listened to Benz Friendz. Ordinary. Given his spots on DoYaThing, Sixteen, Sorry, Pink Matter, even Three Stacks was subpar.
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Aquemini: This one threw me for a bit of a loop. I already knew my idea of OutKast would be skewed by the ubiquity of Hey Ya, a song that I loathe, but I still didn't expect something with as hard an edge as Aquemini. I read a review of this album saying it is laden with bravado but still plays against stereotype; I think that's an accurate assessment. The lyrics seem more focused on protecting social bonds from corrupting influences, or striving to form those social bonds in the first place, than posturing as a hard-ass. Andre has a great flow that complements the beats and soundscapes well; I admit I wasn't as taken with Big Boi's leads. Overall it does make me curious to hear more from them.
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ATLiens and Aquemini are unfuckwithable. Get on the former next.
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Yeah I dare say you'd like ATLiens more. Aquemini is easily my fav hip-hop album because it contains every single facet of what makes Outkast great, IMO.

Don't undersell Big Boi though. He's always looked at as the pimp counterpoint to a more worldly André but he does a lot more than hold his own. Take his verse on SpottieOttie for example.
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Old 05-16-2014, 10:43 PM   #236
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Also how anyone can hate Hey Ya! is beyond my comprehension.
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Hey Ya is a brilliant pop song. I like to think of it as a commentary on the relationship between a songwriter and his audience, balancing the personal and the entertaining. After pouring his heart out for two verses, he decides he's said too much and the tone changes. "Y'all don't want to hear me, you just want to dance..." I think there's a touch of angst about the state of Outkast in there as well. I never get tired of hearing Hey Ya because it's so effervescent yet thoughtful. It works on several levels.
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It just strikes me as one guy testing the limits of obnoxiousness for four minutes. Throw in the video and it's even worse.
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It always astounds me how much the lyrics to that song contrast to the music.

At least those first two verses, before it gets all crazy.
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I really, really like the new Rick Ross...is that ok?
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