Speakerboxxx/The Love Below

  • Record Label: La Face
  • Release Date: Sep 23, 2003
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8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 313 Ratings

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  1. AsafoS
    Oct 12, 2003
    10
    This album is incredible. Both artists continue Outkast's hard-paved legacy. One thing remains evident...they are perfect complements to one another musically, and would be longer lived as a group.
  2. MalikM.
    Jul 15, 2007
    10
    This IS THE GREATEST ALBUM I EVER HEARD ANDRE 3000 IS A MUSICAL GENIUS
  3. rickr
    Oct 16, 2003
    10
    holy what? this cd is too funky-fresh to exist. i dont believe its real....i wanna concieve my first child to this album.
  4. Julian
    Oct 5, 2003
    10
    Wow...the love below is the SHIT!
  5. ShaunP
    Oct 5, 2003
    10
    Pure Hip-Hop!!! Both albums tell the story of Hip-hop and where it's heading. It's a great break from the cookie cutter garbadge out now!!!
  6. ChrisC
    Sep 23, 2003
    10
    This album has got to be tha best of all tha outkast collection. If you've never heard outkast pick this album up... Believe me ya'll thank me latta
  7. DJIght
    Oct 10, 2004
    10
    The Love Below is the greatest album i have ever heard period. If Outkast just released TLB then it would be perfect, but they made it even more perfect by adding a godd album that is titled SpeakerBoxxx
  8. bigboi
    May 26, 2004
    10
    exelent cd. loved every 39 songs. outkast fan rejoice, they have done it again!!!
  9. HeatherL.
    May 27, 2004
    10
    Nothing beats it!
  10. richardj
    Aug 10, 2006
    10
    Tell me a better album that crosses over like this record does! I haven't bought a new album since this apart from the follwoing Lina's The Inner Beauty Movement and Guillemots-Through the Windowpane, as everything i have heard pales in comparison, musically. I buy a lot of old-skool records but this contempoary classic keeps Hip-Hop fans satisfied, pop/r & B fans have something Tell me a better album that crosses over like this record does! I haven't bought a new album since this apart from the follwoing Lina's The Inner Beauty Movement and Guillemots-Through the Windowpane, as everything i have heard pales in comparison, musically. I buy a lot of old-skool records but this contempoary classic keeps Hip-Hop fans satisfied, pop/r & B fans have something meaningful for a change, plus old skool fans of Prince/Funkadelic and Sly Stone now have the next artist who can carry on the mantle! THat artist is Andre 3000! if anyone slates this album as far as I'm concerned you can't know much about music writing and quality! (the quality! not dribble like Mariah Carey, James Blunt, Kelly Clarkson) The only album to me what competes in writing to this is Lina's The Inner Beauty Movement! Expand
  11. DanA
    Jun 24, 2007
    10
    Funking amazing album. Can never stop listening to it. The Love Below is genius, and Speakerboxxx is like an extension to the previously awesome style Outkast has been known for. A classic.
  12. LourdesR
    Oct 10, 2003
    10
    I think im in love again. Stank you, Smelly much.
  13. CJMcIntosh
    Oct 11, 2003
    10
    Awesome. These guys are so cool it's insane.
  14. GlenC
    Oct 1, 2003
    10
    Both CDs are excelent, they havent even left my cd player since i purchaced them!
  15. DavidCharlesB.
    Oct 12, 2003
    10
    Excellent album by OutKast, Better than Stankonia, but not as good as Atliens, but then again Atliens is the best album ever. Just buy this and enjoy it.
  16. Phily-EagleFan
    Oct 15, 2003
    10
    This double album is on another level and if you can't feel it you don't know what music is!! Just spread for me!!!!
  17. bowwiziefisshel
    Nov 5, 2003
    10
    who ever said this cd sucks something is wrong wit u .my favorite song is prototype.he can really sing fo rell do!!!!! also she lives in my lap is so tite!!! i cant stop listening to his cd spaekerboxx is ok too peace out yyall!!!!
  18. RussW
    Oct 2, 2003
    10
    One of the best albums this year!
  19. JoelB
    Oct 20, 2003
    10
    infuckincredible
  20. LarryT
    Oct 20, 2003
    10
    Whats there to say that hasnt been said They wrecked on the 2 disks
  21. GeorgeMichael
    Oct 6, 2003
    10
    AMAZING! ALBUM OF THE YEAR!!!
  22. AlexC-Smith
    Sep 17, 2003
    10
    cd of the year. waaaaahhh
  23. oler
    Sep 18, 2003
    10
    album of the year. no doubt.
  24. amboselia
    Sep 21, 2003
    10
    uncut black soul of the past...not some water down what rapper think white people want to here b.s......they ( meaning outkast) wont have to worry about people making comparsion to other albums cos they aint much to compare it too. they sound like no rap group in history you cant play these songs out its impossble .....this is probably the only music period they has caught up to the uncut black soul of the past...not some water down what rapper think white people want to here b.s......they ( meaning outkast) wont have to worry about people making comparsion to other albums cos they aint much to compare it too. they sound like no rap group in history you cant play these songs out its impossble .....this is probably the only music period they has caught up to the present times ...all these dead beat singers do is bite off old beats and sing song about what ever white people want fancy cars fancy women and a lot of money....any way it makes proud to be black when i here music like this.....cant no white cat come behind them and copy because they have no rhthem big up outkast one love black power Expand
  25. TavaresS
    Sep 25, 2003
    10
    If I could give it a 20 I would. Both CDs are innovative and creative. Definitely album of the year and raises the bar for music across all genres. The re-evolution is upon us!
  26. AaronB
    Sep 25, 2003
    10
    I will have to say I was disappointed when I heard Andre wouldn't be rapping on this upcoming album, but now that i have been listening I am in love with this cd. Big Boi brings more of the same Outkast goodness while Dre takes a leap and I think his stuff is incredable. This album is so original for a hip-hop album that no wonder they keep gettting nominated for awards.
  27. Listner
    Sep 25, 2003
    10
    Ill admit when i first hey ya I was like what the hell but i kept listening to both cds and i think this is the best album i bought by far it.
  28. ByroniusPunk
    Sep 26, 2003
    10
    I don't like most hip-hop, and I especially dislike the cutesy-poo (or alternately thug b.s.) skits that come between songs. OutKast is truly in a class of its own. The skits are on point, as is the rest of the double CD set. This is a masterpiece...Probably the best of 2003.
  29. natashas
    Sep 26, 2003
    10
    i love the cd especially dre's because he has a lot of nice beats and words in his songs. the love below makes you wanna love somebody and speakerboxxx just makes you wanna go out and party somewhere also the lil interlude with his song is very nice his son sounds real cute!
  30. epr_paradox
    Sep 28, 2003
    10
    andre 3000's love below is some of the most original music released in this decade. together with speakerboxxx this 2 disk set stands as a much needed burst in hip hop evolution.
  31. agentf
    Sep 29, 2003
    10
    Either cd could be candidate for album of the year, though short on tracks featuring both dre and big boi. This is really two excellent solo albums... dre's cd is very likely to be misunderstood and unappreciated by some.....but it is nothing short of genius!!!!!
  32. JonC
    Feb 17, 2004
    10
    good!!!!!!!!!!!!
  33. andreal
    Apr 9, 2004
    10
    This cd is awesome! There is not one song on it that isn't great! This is an album for everyone! Big boi fans and Andre fans will all love it!! As a matter of fact, I don't personally know anyone who does not own and love this cd or that is dying to get it! Outkast's music s fun and FABULOUS, and just makes you want to dance!!!! If you don't already have this wonderful This cd is awesome! There is not one song on it that isn't great! This is an album for everyone! Big boi fans and Andre fans will all love it!! As a matter of fact, I don't personally know anyone who does not own and love this cd or that is dying to get it! Outkast's music s fun and FABULOUS, and just makes you want to dance!!!! If you don't already have this wonderful cd, go get it pronto!! I'm sure if you have any sense of good music,you will adore this cd as much as I do!!!!!!! It's a perfect 10!!! Expand
  34. drphil
    May 5, 2004
    10
    thumbs up!
  35. EmilyD
    May 9, 2004
    10
    brilliant
  36. freds
    Sep 30, 2004
    10
    The Greatest album I've heard since the White album
  37. JonF
    Sep 11, 2005
    10
    Big Boi, and Andre 3000 are to Atlants, and the whole south for that matter what Dr.Dre, and Snoop were to the West Coast scene, and Biggy Smalls to N.Y. Big Boi's intelligent, yet witty rhymes on "Speakerboxxx" mixed with Andre's talented, heartfilled lyrics on "The Love Below", leave you craving for more. This is a set no rap or hip hop fan should be without. 2 years later, I Big Boi, and Andre 3000 are to Atlants, and the whole south for that matter what Dr.Dre, and Snoop were to the West Coast scene, and Biggy Smalls to N.Y. Big Boi's intelligent, yet witty rhymes on "Speakerboxxx" mixed with Andre's talented, heartfilled lyrics on "The Love Below", leave you craving for more. This is a set no rap or hip hop fan should be without. 2 years later, I still listen to it the same as I did when it was a month old. Expand
  38. marshallm
    Sep 16, 2005
    10
    this is one of the most oroginal cd's you'll ever hear! give it a chance, even if you don't like hip-hop!the best of big bois songs were " the way you move", " bowtie", "ghettomusik" andres were " pink and blue", " she lives in my lap", " Love hater", those songs are alll amazing! buy it now! i dont know whay anyone would want to live without a copy of these cd's!
  39. RichardB.
    Dec 28, 2007
    10
    Best album I've ever bought.
  40. Alex
    Oct 29, 2007
    10
    Not to sound fanboyish or anything but OutKast is arguably the greatest music group to ever come out during the 21st century.
  41. ShaneseJ.
    Oct 13, 2003
    10
    This album is HOT!! Andre' 3000 & Big Boi have been making music for a while, and I haven't heard nothing like this from them...they're full of suprises! This album will most likely be voted album of the year. They BOTH did their thing...but personally, I like Andre's solo album out of the two. Most won't understand it but it takes people who listen and don't This album is HOT!! Andre' 3000 & Big Boi have been making music for a while, and I haven't heard nothing like this from them...they're full of suprises! This album will most likely be voted album of the year. They BOTH did their thing...but personally, I like Andre's solo album out of the two. Most won't understand it but it takes people who listen and don't judge often to really comprehend. Pure Genius!!! Expand
  42. joshg
    Oct 15, 2003
    10
    I think I have the mollusk in my mouth
  43. alexk
    Oct 15, 2003
    10
    what more can i say.....ICE COLD
  44. sterrllsss
    Oct 20, 2003
    10
    andre and big boi are both off the hook and both there CD's are off the hook....... (ICE COLD)
  45. Rafae1W.
    Oct 23, 2003
    10
    BEST ALBUM OF THE YEAR!!! Everyone else needs to pay attention to what Outkast puts out because it is consistantly off the chains and never the same ol' stuff other people put out after they experience breakout success... Peaces
  46. markc
    Oct 27, 2003
    10
    greates outkast cd ever
  47. BrandonS.
    Oct 5, 2003
    10
    This is awesome, these are a couple of incredible albums. I thought Stankonia was good, but this tops it. "The love below" is better than speakerboxxx.
  48. DominiqueJ
    Oct 7, 2003
    10
    One of the best and most creative I have heard in years. This is one of the rare albums that critics and fans enjoy.
  49. Tomast
    Sep 17, 2003
    10
    Ingenious. Dre`s part "Love Below" would itself be best album of the year.
  50. LeeF
    Sep 18, 2003
    10
    My god this album is heavenly. Perfect....
  51. AndrewD
    Sep 19, 2003
    10
    Top album of the year so far. Best hip hop double album to come out EVER ( even considering 2Pac & Notorious BIG)!
  52. DRob
    Sep 23, 2003
    10
    OutKast continues to raise the bar for other so-called "hip-hop artists". Music is SUPPOSED to be ever-evolving while keeping it's true roots. They hardly ever sample songs and their message is the same on both individual albums to a trained ear...wake up and spread love. Heed #8/Speakerboxxx and #14/Love Below- same message, different messenger. They did it again....
  53. TimW
    Sep 24, 2003
    10
    not as solid as stankonia, but bigger, bolder and more matured. Outkast is definately pushing the envelope in a genre that's grown stale. There are only a few musicians/bands out there right now who are able to be both commercial and experimental, Outkast is successful in both arenas!
  54. gabrielh
    Sep 24, 2003
    10
    i love this album cause here we have two individuals who do not let egos get in the way and it is completely different tone from what other artist have to say. They do not fear in trying new things and we need more groups such as Outkast who are willing to experiment with sound and talk about things we can relate too. Gabo Mad Ciphas
  55. ArisM
    Sep 24, 2003
    10
    Bout' time for something different and the boyz are on point as usual. Love the diversity.
  56. RichardE
    Sep 24, 2003
    10
    I think these cds,with out a shadow of a doubt, are two of the brilliant cd' of our generation. I think our kid's kids will listen to the cds in 25 years and say.......DAMN, Ahead of thier time.
  57. EnriqueG
    Sep 25, 2003
    10
    Masterpiece is the word.this is the real hiphop no bling bling just real hip hop
  58. GReg
    Sep 25, 2003
    10
    slick as a curl, smooth as a pearl
  59. MrsDre3000
    Sep 25, 2003
    10
    Perfect!!! Big Boi is still bangin and Andre 3000 is so talented I practically cried listening to him.
  60. JavierD
    Sep 25, 2003
    10
    They done did it again! And now double the fun.. Spekerboxxx totaly goes far beyond what any raper is even thinking about these days. My fav track so far On SBXXX has to be Unhappy. As for Andre (Ice Cold) 3000, He creates a new sound all together . Just call is Sophistifunk. If i had to pick my fav track on "The love below " it has to be spread. I cought them in the morning on Regis and They done did it again! And now double the fun.. Spekerboxxx totaly goes far beyond what any raper is even thinking about these days. My fav track so far On SBXXX has to be Unhappy. As for Andre (Ice Cold) 3000, He creates a new sound all together . Just call is Sophistifunk. If i had to pick my fav track on "The love below " it has to be spread. I cought them in the morning on Regis and Kelly(break out your biskits and jelly!!) Them Arista cats are good!!! Expand
  61. hardCoreizdaman
    Sep 25, 2003
    10
    so damn stanky!
  62. StrugglinForever
    Sep 26, 2003
    10
    The CD combined is TIGHT. The Love Below is just what music needs right now (Something different). I'm tired of hearing the Hip Hop and R&B blend (Rappers trying to sing over a R&B hook). Outkast separated the two. With Big Boi covering the Hip Hop and Dre with his melodic CD.
  63. KdogKdog
    Sep 26, 2003
    10
    Best hip-hop album I ever heard and I've heard 'em all. Very unique and different. Whatever I'm feeling at the time, I just put that CD on. awesome.
  64. justinj
    Sep 26, 2003
    10
    Unbelievable. Both of these discs completely blow me away. Dre and Big continue to push the envelope and find new outlets for their creative genius. BUY IT NOW!
  65. stevenh
    Sep 26, 2003
    10
    outkast has again shown why they have been on top of there game as a group since 94, and all the hating groups need to stop with the break up rumors
  66. adamk
    Sep 26, 2003
    10
    Best album in 20 years
  67. AndreN
    Sep 27, 2003
    10
    Please get these cds, they're absolutely amazing. They have become the soundtrack of my life.
  68. JelaniT
    Jan 30, 2004
    10
    One of the most innovative solo / group productions ever made. Dre's set grabs your attention with Hey Ya and Pink and Blue. Big Boi keeps said attention and earns your respect for both artists' talent and overall musicianship; which ranges from the way, Way, WAY out there funk and pop (Dre) to down home, deep fried, beat laden hip hop sensibilities (Boi). Its good all around!
  69. HK
    Jan 6, 2004
    10
    Speakerboxxx - SIC!!! The love below - SUXXX!!!
  70. DanC
    Feb 1, 2004
    10
    If these two CDs are not the greatest hip hop CDs ever, they are seriously close!
  71. Melo
    Mar 30, 2004
    10
    this has to be one of the most original albums ever mostly on andre's part this album has everything going for it if it've been seperate albums i would've given speakerboxx an 8 cause it's better than average hip hop and i would've given the love below a 9 cause andre "ice cold" 3000 just took it to another level andre is no longer a rap or hip hop artist he is this has to be one of the most original albums ever mostly on andre's part this album has everything going for it if it've been seperate albums i would've given speakerboxx an 8 cause it's better than average hip hop and i would've given the love below a 9 cause andre "ice cold" 3000 just took it to another level andre is no longer a rap or hip hop artist he is now a music artist cause his album is for people of different taste in music and "prototype" is one of the most beautiful songs i've ever heard even if the man can't sing it's still beautiful so since this is one album i can't give it no less than a ten Expand
  72. KennyB
    Mar 5, 2004
    10
    I apolgize for grabing it so late. Big Boi did his thisle(as usual) and 3000 dropped the best record (sleeper) since " Here My Dear",Marvin Gaye...Thank yall Peace..
  73. claireg
    Jun 10, 2004
    10
    its wiked
  74. JuliusD
    Jul 13, 2004
    10
    The Love Below is the best album I have ever owned. Of course, number #2 is Stankonia. Speakerboxx is completely off the hook! These cats are funky!!!
  75. KyleighH
    Feb 11, 2006
    10
    This album is also cool. I love the song "Roses" and I even saw the music video for it on MTV and thought it was terrific. I give this album two thumbs up.
  76. James
    Nov 1, 2007
    10
    Outkast is the greatest hip hop group out there today!
  77. DavidH
    Apr 25, 2007
    10
    absolutely incredibly orginal, outkast continue to redefine hip hop and r'n'b, while pushing the envelope to create an album that is jam-packed with weird, unpredictable, thoroughly exciting tracks, like nothing you've heard before. I think it is impossible to compare the two discs, while both are beautifully flawed, they both contain so many different strengths. While the absolutely incredibly orginal, outkast continue to redefine hip hop and r'n'b, while pushing the envelope to create an album that is jam-packed with weird, unpredictable, thoroughly exciting tracks, like nothing you've heard before. I think it is impossible to compare the two discs, while both are beautifully flawed, they both contain so many different strengths. While the love below is sexier, more soulful, with wildly bizzare hooks and some softer chilled songs, it is perfectly clear that the love below is a redefining r'n'b album, speakerboxxx redefines hip hop, containing very lively catchy jazzy songs, and then becoming very dark, more street and urban, still containing wildly catchy hooks, and both are emotionally resonant. while it is impossible to rule out one as better, everyone will have their favourite, depending on their preference to either r'n'b or hip hop. overall, one of the most successful albums ever, and my favourite album ever! Expand
  78. RabZ
    Nov 2, 2003
    10
    Hey ya! 2 for 1....Great. What kan be better then this.
  79. BoydB
    Oct 14, 2003
    10
    this album is there 2nd best next to there 1st one.... i did not think it could be done and they did it.....
  80. jorman
    Oct 15, 2003
    10
    Can somebody suck the underwear out of my ass cheeks? I mean, seriously, I feel like a Banana-Mör bar. Robin Williams is on the PHONE. THE PHONE.
  81. BrandonR
    Oct 17, 2003
    10
    This is one of the best Outkast albums. A lot of people do not understand the statements that Andre is to make, but that why he added 3000, because he is ahead of his time. To all the critics of 3000, close your mouth and open your mind. Stop looking at the way he dresses and listen to the music.
  82. NseE
    Dec 25, 2003
    10
    I thought 'Elephant' by The White Stripes was album of the year, then this came along. Awesome!!! Every track is a classic, and the humerous interludes ('God', 'Where are my panties') are a scream. Standouts include the lyrically superb 'War', 'Hey ya', 'Happy valentine's day', 'Spread', 'Flip flop rock', I thought 'Elephant' by The White Stripes was album of the year, then this came along. Awesome!!! Every track is a classic, and the humerous interludes ('God', 'Where are my panties') are a scream. Standouts include the lyrically superb 'War', 'Hey ya', 'Happy valentine's day', 'Spread', 'Flip flop rock', 'Reset', 'Knowing, the hidden jazzy track, everything. A classic that defies categorisation. Brilliant!!! Expand
  83. TerrencW
    Oct 23, 2003
    10
    Perfection of one's art has been attained. If perfection is attainable. OUTKAST has found it and went miles beyond it.
  84. omega374
    Oct 25, 2003
    10
    i haven't heard it yet, but i think since big boi and andre 3000 are hot they deserve a ten. Detroit WHAT
  85. zachdogg
    Oct 28, 2003
    10
    pure genius... adrenaline rush on both sides.. Outer Space meets parts unknown.. great job to both.. Speakerboxx the slightly better cd though..
  86. NealS
    Sep 12, 2003
    10
    Great album, the first disk continues the 'outkast' feeling. The 2nd CD is excellent in it's own way. It explores a lot of untouched areas by hip-hop artist. When i noticed the track with Norah Jones (Take Off Your Cool), I was shocked. Great purchase.
  87. AbramB
    Sep 18, 2003
    10
    This album is weird as hell at first...keep listening. PLEASE. This albums takes a keen year to understand it. Keep listening to it over and over again. It may be too overwhelming at first, but once you listen through it a few times you'll love it.
  88. JasonC
    Sep 22, 2003
    10
    This particular cd far surpassed anything that had ever been attempted to be created. The love below is the decades best most intresting album. Me being from the south, Huntsville, Alabama i am proud to play this cd anywhere i go. Not to be forgotten Big Boi's Speakerboxxx shows why outkast, cee lo green, and ludacris are the tightest lyracist out. Frankly put these guys is (off the brain).
  89. Ashekyssss
    Sep 23, 2003
    10
    its hot!
  90. kenm
    Sep 24, 2003
    10
    Perfect. @ unique and totally different cd's that are the two best hi hop cd's of the year by themselve's. Outkast has outdone itself again.
  91. AshS
    Sep 24, 2003
    10
    I give this album a Super 10. Outkasts' style and and content are ever changing. Anyone whose tired of all the same ideas and concepts that are going on today can appreciate the diversity brought to the table by this flawless duo. The album is diverse and touches every emotion and feeling inside my body. It takes me on a journey to seek out the many sides and personas of the group. I give this album a Super 10. Outkasts' style and and content are ever changing. Anyone whose tired of all the same ideas and concepts that are going on today can appreciate the diversity brought to the table by this flawless duo. The album is diverse and touches every emotion and feeling inside my body. It takes me on a journey to seek out the many sides and personas of the group. Anytime an artist can let their fans in like that it must be appreciated. Expand
  92. PoundsKbfunk
    Sep 24, 2003
    10
    Q magazine writes, "The Love Below isn't really hip hop at all", but so what if it not hip hop-it's better than hip hop-it's music!! Album of the year! Hands down!
  93. AdamM
    Sep 24, 2003
    10
    Outkast continue to flip it better than any group in the game. Continuing to diversify as their careers lengthen, they're sure to impress us for years to come. Dope underground shit: Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain
  94. Jeff
    Sep 25, 2003
    10
    Few commercial artists around take as many risks as this album does. Buy this CD now...thank me later.
  95. daver
    Sep 25, 2003
    10
    about 40 tracks. over 2 hours of listening pleasure. each song hits another unique topic and takes the listener to another train of thought all together. i think some people are afraid to tell the truth that they like the solo debuts from this duo because if there are too many critics saying its a masterpiece, outkast could stay this way. hell, if they continue to make music this great, i about 40 tracks. over 2 hours of listening pleasure. each song hits another unique topic and takes the listener to another train of thought all together. i think some people are afraid to tell the truth that they like the solo debuts from this duo because if there are too many critics saying its a masterpiece, outkast could stay this way. hell, if they continue to make music this great, i won't mind. Expand
  96. kaydee
    Sep 25, 2003
    10
    This is by far the best Outkast album ever. READ MY TEXTThis album will sell 10 million copies by the end of the year.
  97. lewisalex
    Sep 26, 2003
    10
    love adre3000's cd, but big bois is garbage. what they need to do is stay together and keep putting out the hits.
  98. JaredB
    Sep 26, 2003
    10
    Phat, ill, and everything else inbetween, a true collaboration of talents. Allowing the personalities of each to shine in one beautiful jewelry case is my heaven! Thank you Outkast for breaking your second release into my top 10 albums of all time. Aquemni, meet SpeakerboxxTheLoveBelow.
  99. carlos
    Sep 27, 2003
    10
    this album is insane and couragous it better get album of the year
  100. DCipher_7
    Sep 27, 2003
    10
    Outkast has once again raised the bar for artist in the hiphop industry. Big Boi reclaims his stand as one of the top mcs in the industry when he rips thru a variety of different tracks from crunk, to southernfunkdafied on his solo shot. Andre3000 has litterally done the equivalent to reinventing the wheel in the industry by single handedly becoming the protocol for every artist in every Outkast has once again raised the bar for artist in the hiphop industry. Big Boi reclaims his stand as one of the top mcs in the industry when he rips thru a variety of different tracks from crunk, to southernfunkdafied on his solo shot. Andre3000 has litterally done the equivalent to reinventing the wheel in the industry by single handedly becoming the protocol for every artist in every genre. One word to describe his album...WOE! Expand
Metascore
91

Universal acclaim - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. Apr 17, 2012
    100
    OutKast's duo have made a cohesive statement that not only cries at the boundaries of rap music but vaults over them to a place where the music sounds like neon colors and the only rule is that you must free your mind. Your ears will follow.
  2. Mojo
    90
    The genius of past Outkast isn't diluted or diminished across these disks, rather it's doubled, expanded and explored. [Sep 2003, p.99]
  3. Speakerboxxx--by itself the album of the year--makes the failings of The Love Below all the more evident.