Stankonia

User Score
8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 333 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 333

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  1. DanA
    Jun 24, 2007
    10
    Simply put, Outkast gives us one of, if not the best Hip Hop album that's ever been created. Much of it is groundbreaking, while some tracks take cliche subject matter and make them compelling through Andre 3000 and Big Boi's insane lyrical talent.
  2. Nov 16, 2010
    10
    There really is no way to describe how amazing this album truly is, and the fact that someone has the nerve to say otherwise is crazy. It may sound like i am being self righteous or pretentious and I am, the cd allows that. It makes itself prevalent in every way. You don't like this, you don't like hip hop.
  3. Sep 27, 2011
    10
    Jesus this and my beautiful dark twisted fantasy are what you show someone to get into rap. Fantastic, not a single disappointment at all. Big boi and Andre are the best.
  4. MichaelK.
    Sep 24, 2001
    10
    I have been hooked on outkast from the first time I saw their Southernplayalistic video. They blend spirituality with carnality and get reality.
  5. Mar 3, 2013
    10
    Easily without a doubt the most creative album ever made. Nothing comes close to what Andre and Big Boi have created. Neo-soul, funk and obviously hip hop is all implemented and did justice
  6. hiphop
    Aug 25, 2009
    10
    Outkast , still very original and funky.
  7. justinm.
    Jan 18, 2010
    10
    So fresh and so clean clean.
  8. AlexR.
    Aug 13, 2009
    0
    Horrible. Boring.
  9. Anthonyfuckyounigger
    Apr 26, 2004
    0
    This cd sucks major donkey dick. It is the absolute worst peice of crap I have ever listened to in my entire life. By the end of the album i was sticking knives into my eyes and pounding my head against the wall trying to get the songs out of my head. If you want to hear a good rap album, listen to Raising Hell, or The Eminem Show.
  10. Satan
    Sep 11, 2005
    0
    Pure evil. Filth.
  11. BenedictXVI
    Sep 11, 2005
    0
    This album should have been aborted.
  12. Dizzle
    Aug 26, 2004
    2
    The most overrated album of the new millenium, period. Outkast made a weird album for the sake of being weird, while completely compromising any sense of quality hip-hop. Go get their earlier stuff, and try to forget this nightmare ever happened.
  13. Marc
    Dec 4, 2002
    3
    96! Give me a break. Ever watched these guys live? Stankonia is at least an effective adjective to describe them
  14. MusicLover
    Nov 18, 2002
    0
    How can such awful music get 96, that's a mistery to me
  15. ChrisR.
    Oct 6, 2007
    9
    I dig Andre 3000. His sidekick is just dead wait though if you ask me.
  16. PablosNerudas
    May 13, 2003
    5
    If you like this kind of music, I'm sure it's all very good. I personally thought it was pants - pretty derivative and ultimately without much soul. I'll give it a 5 because what do I know anyhow?
  17. Nov 21, 2010
    8
    A decent album of material, and while it can't really compete with the Speakerboxxx/The Love Below double-alum that would follow, it is still much more interesting than most other hip hop from this era.
  18. May 15, 2011
    9
    OF COURSE IT GETS A 9............................................................................................. its one of the best albums of the decade
  19. Apr 25, 2012
    4
    As a casual listener, there are some classic tracks on Stankonia, but not every experiment works. It's impossible to listen to this record straight through from beginning to end. Download the best tracks - "B.O.B", "Ms. Jackson", "So Fresh, So Clean", "Red Velvet" - but avoid the album as a whole.
  20. Davidh
    Feb 9, 2009
    10
    'You're so anne frank lets hit the attack and hide out for bout 2 weeks!' quite possibly the greatest hip-hop album ever made. Highly innovative and creative, expanding it's horizons to fuze many genres of music, it is an artistic triumph. Outkast are clearly the best, most original hip-hop group! the only weak tracks are snapping & trapping and possibly slum 'You're so anne frank lets hit the attack and hide out for bout 2 weeks!' quite possibly the greatest hip-hop album ever made. Highly innovative and creative, expanding it's horizons to fuze many genres of music, it is an artistic triumph. Outkast are clearly the best, most original hip-hop group! the only weak tracks are snapping & trapping and possibly slum beautiful. But this album is amazing! for all its flare and dare it is remarkable how amazing it is! unafraid to take risks, Outkast come out on top! best tracks- gasoline dreams,so fresh and so clean, miss jackson, i'll call before i come, bombs over baghdad, humble mumble! Expand
  21. JansenH.
    Sep 12, 2002
    10
    This album is off tha chain cause they r my favorite group
  22. JarecoW
    Jun 8, 2004
    10
    Undisputable classic!
  23. SimonM
    Sep 2, 2005
    10
    Brilliant album, it's really good and Dizzle, who gave it a 2 must not have listened to it. It's brilliant and i would recommend to most hip hop fans.
  24. JeffD.
    May 9, 2002
    8
    It's great, but not *that* great. It's no Aquemini.
  25. NateM
    Nov 2, 2003
    9
    An Instant Hip-Hop Classic! You cannot be a true hip-hop afficianado withouth this album in your collection.
  26. RaoulD
    Mar 6, 2003
    9
    The sad fact about most who hear this album _ fans and detractors _ is that they don't have a grasp of the intellectual irony dripping from Stankonia. And therefore, sadly, they can't fully appreciate it. It is much more than just "dope" or "phat."
  27. logunblowme
    Dec 27, 2004
    9
    Not as good as southernplayalisticcaddilacmuzic or aquimeni but damn close. Good shit.
  28. Member27
    Jun 24, 2004
    10
    Its a little disappointing (to me at least) to see where OutKast have been going lately, but Stankonia represents Dre and Big Boi at their absolute best. Its an album that is incredibly daring in its philosophy and execution, but ultimately more than sucessful. I cant see any reason why this album will not go down as a classic.
  29. AlexYupp!!!
    Jun 26, 2005
    9
    This is a great album besides a few bad tracks such as "we luv deez hoez" and "snappin & trappin"... but songs like "B.O.B.", "Stankonia (Stanklove)", "Slum Beautiful", "Humble Mumble", "Ms. Jackson", "So Fresh, So Clean" and "Gasoline Dreams" are good enough that these tracks barely matter.
  30. JeremyJ.
    Jun 3, 2005
    10
    This album is simply genius. If you think otherwise, you are obviously in denial. It's not weird, it's innovative. It's something new and different. Hip hop is more than pop them thangs and spin them rims. Anyone who took hip hop seriously before Eminem knows this.
Metascore
95

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Stankonia reeks of artful ambition rendered with impeccable skill -- or as one song title so concisely has it, ''So Fresh, So Clean.''
  2. Alternative Press
    100
    Experienced, acclaimed groups rarely make albums as bold and confrontational as Stankonia, because they have too much to lose. OutKast don't care.... The Atlanta duo coalesced the political and societal challenges of hip hop's past into what is one of the genre's most artistically unortodox releases so far. [12/2000, p.108]
  3. Scattered among the jewels are shiny bits of glass that aren't as valuable as they might be.