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  • Summary: OutKast's Big Boi goes solo with an album featuring guest appearances from such artists as Jamie Foxx, Janelle Monae, B.o.B., Gucci Mane, Too Short, and George Clinton.
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  1. Positive: 33 out of 33
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  3. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Big Boi's lyrically on point, too, balancing cavalier wit and grown-man profundity that puts this album among Outkast's best. Your move, 3000.
  2. Though his partner is absent, this sounds and feels like another OutKast experience--a welcome one.
  3. Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty isn't just an expertly produced and performed slab of brilliantly odd, futuristic dance music. It isn't just the best rap album of the year so far.
  4. It's one of the loosest, most varied, and entertaining albums of its time.
  5. Here, he recruits a cast of producers ranging from the familiar (Dungeon Family compatriots Mr. DJ and Organized Noize) to the surprisingly appropriate (Scott Storch, Lil Jon) to craft a palette of dexterous futurist funk that seems to be a logical successor to the groundwork laid by 2003's Speakerboxxx.
  6. It's eclectic, electrifying, eccentric and more than a little bit ludicrous, but Sir Lucious's ambition is as infectious as its madness is dazzling.
  7. He's less pimp than craftsman, packing more style--and more substance--into his four-minute-long songs than other rappers deliver in an entire album.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
  1. Jan 21, 2012
    An incredible album imo, You get some of the best songs of the decade,so far. Shine Blockas is an instant classic, just bought this album, I had the songs downloaded, but I decided to buy it because it was that good. Best album of the decade so far. Expand
  2. Aug 25, 2011
    This is the most polished album from Outkast since Aquemini - yes, it's obviously missing Andre, but it has that same dirty south hip hop tradition they both spearheaded and perfected. And now it's stronger and harder-hitting than ever - the production is insanely catchy and yet complex, and there are only 2 tracks I skip over because they're not my style (Your DJ... and Follow Us are kinda weak, though not bad). Seeing as I'm the most picky music listener I know, that's quite a feat for any CD. The music and rhymes from Big Boi show him to be both a pro musician AND rapper who just loves doing what he does. That's an awesome combination, and he's come a long way since his ATLiens days. You'll be bumping this one 6 months after you buy it, and Big Boi is a musician whose music deserves to be bought, because it's truly a crime not to support music this good with your money. Expand
  3. Aug 20, 2010
    A very original album which incorporates several genres to make one unique and memorable track after the next. Considering Big Boi's track record, this should come as no surprise. I've listened to this album about two dozen times and I'm still enjoying it as much as I did on my initial listen. Great stuff! 10/10 Expand
  4. Aug 20, 2012
    I'd rate this album in the top 3 hip hop albums of 2010 (along with The Roots "How I Got Over" and Kanye's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy"). Big Boi stays true to his Southern Playalistic style without losing an ounce of relevance. From the lowrider-bumpin' intro "Feel Me" to the college band drum-laced "Backup Plan," Sir Lucious never misses a beat. Highlights include "Fo Yo Sorrows", "Night Night", "You Ain't No DJ" and "Backup Plan". Expand
  5. Sep 6, 2010
    To step out of the outkast franchise was surely a hard task for Big Boi,but on his first solo album I feel he does this very well with some exciting genre bending Hip-Hop. The major highlight is the single 'Shutterbugg' which sounds like Hip-Hop from some other galaxy. Other personal favourites for me are 'Daddy Fat Sax' for full on hip hop and 'Turns Me On' which is a bit more funky then anything else on offer. Well worth a purchase, this could well become a classic album with reflection in a few years time. Expand
  6. Jul 18, 2014
    Big Boi proves he's not simply a sidekick to André 3000 on this album. I'm not quite as high on it as most people are, though. It's heavily populated with guest artists, and came off as slightly repetitive content-wise. Regardless, Big Boi's lyricism is far too prevalent to continue nitpicking over details. This is a great album. ~ 8.3/10

    Best track: "Shutterbugg": The production is soooooooooooo good, courtesy of Scott Storch.
  7. Aug 21, 2010
    First. If you're an Outkast fan you need to throw out any memory or hope this album contains that magic. How do I describe this album? What is peanut butter without jelly? Good but not as good.

    The album is an absolute onslaught of trying to get as many tracks on the radio and club play. Any hip hop fan with integrity needs to stray away from this album.

    Is this why Andre left? Because his former partner wanted to make something like this? I'm sure the stooges at MTV will think it's great. To me, nothing of substance on the album.

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