Stankonia - Outkast
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 225 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 17 out of 225

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  1. Oct 26, 2014
    10
    The Cure for AIDS & EBOLA is OutKast's "Snappin' & Trappin'" Play that and You Will Be Cured No Kidding Don't Listen to The Four Tops - "Sugar Pie Honey Bunch" That song is infected with AIDS and you will die if you listen to it!
  2. Jun 24, 2014
    10
    Um dos melhores, senão o melhor álbum de hip hop da década de 2000, Stankonia é uma continuação dos álbuns de sucesso do fantástico grupo Outkast, apresentado num criativo album, com batidas inovadoras e no estilo da dupla, mas com uma intensidade maior.
  3. Oct 7, 2013
    10
    Not only one of the best hip-hop albums ever, but just quite simply one of the best albums ever.With a great message, story and sound this album was a revolution and still is totally original and unique. This is in my opinion the last great hip-hop album.
  4. 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
  5. Jan 22, 2013
    9
    A landmark album. I think of it as the Physical Graffiti of hip-hop. Each song is full of fresh ideas. It's a perfect combination of ambition and accessibility. Outkast consistently deliver their stunning, high-quality vocals over production that ranges from hardcore rap beats (Gangsta **** to salsa (Humble Mumble). Stankonia breaks all the rules while staying true to their roots. AA landmark album. I think of it as the Physical Graffiti of hip-hop. Each song is full of fresh ideas. It's a perfect combination of ambition and accessibility. Outkast consistently deliver their stunning, high-quality vocals over production that ranges from hardcore rap beats (Gangsta **** to salsa (Humble Mumble). Stankonia breaks all the rules while staying true to their roots. A classic album for the ages. Expand
  6. Jan 4, 2013
    10
    One of the greatest albums of all time by the greatest hip hop group of all time. Andre 3000 and Big Boi are a match made in hip hop heaven and this album only showcases their musical genius. It's a damn shame that the two are on hiatus; hip hop could use a little revitalization.
  7. Jul 21, 2012
    8
    funky album with great singles along with good songs just for the fans. As usual, outkast pushes the buttons of hip hop always experimenting with new sounds that turn out well for them.
  8. 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.
  9. Apr 19, 2012
    10
    THE BEST ALBUM OF THE DECADE !!! It's mind blowing! Some of the most creative moments in music history can be found on stankonia. Also the biggest myth around here is that atliens is somehow outkast best album. Atliens is good, but it is nowhere near stankonia's level. I also find it funny to see the old post's people talking **** how music was garbage back then hahahaha people alwaysTHE BEST ALBUM OF THE DECADE !!! It's mind blowing! Some of the most creative moments in music history can be found on stankonia. Also the biggest myth around here is that atliens is somehow outkast best album. Atliens is good, but it is nowhere near stankonia's level. I also find it funny to see the old post's people talking **** how music was garbage back then hahahaha people always complain about the state of music. Anyway This is one of the greatest albums of all time. Expand
  10. Mar 20, 2012
    9
    "Stankonia, the place from which all funky things that come",far from an understatement, this album makes that believable. Funk is hardly the only thing that lives in Stankoina, with its many types of hip-hop, soul and some jungle beats, Stankonia is a thrilling listen. A-
  11. Feb 23, 2012
    10
    Classy & Funky Album. This is the 2nd greatest Outkast album (ATLiens #1) very original style and lyrics. This album makes you realize that Andre 3000 & Big Boi can bring Hip-Hop & Music to a whole another level.
  12. Feb 2, 2012
    10
    amazed. the album is hilarious, clever, righteously weird (with the whole stankonia mythology going on), and the instrumentation cuts **** DEEP. The lyrics are dark and satirical.
  13. j30
    Sep 28, 2011
    10
    One of my personal favorite Hip-Hop records and one of the best of the last decade. Just a classic, B.O.B., Gasoline Dreams, Ms Jackson, Xplosion, need I say more.
  14. 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.
  15. Aug 31, 2011
    10
    The most creative Hip-Hop album ever with incredibly fast and skilled rhyming and incredibly diverse range of lyrical subjects. This one puts Andre 3K and Big Boi both in my top 10 ever MCs
  16. May 15, 2011
    9
    OF COURSE IT GETS A 9............................................................................................. its one of the best albums of the decade
  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. 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.
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. 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.