Stankonia

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8.9

Universal acclaim- based on 316 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 16 out of 316

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  1. 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?
  2. 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.
  3. Mike
    Jun 6, 2007
    6
    This album is mediocre at best, but me and the many people I know who agree must be a minority. Don't get me wrong. "Gasoline", "Ms. Jackson", "So Fresh and So Clean" are all great songs. But there is an undeniable amount of track skipping material here. You want an Outkast album that deserves a 95 Metacritic score and an 8.4 user score? Try "Aquemini", "ATLiens", or even This album is mediocre at best, but me and the many people I know who agree must be a minority. Don't get me wrong. "Gasoline", "Ms. Jackson", "So Fresh and So Clean" are all great songs. But there is an undeniable amount of track skipping material here. You want an Outkast album that deserves a 95 Metacritic score and an 8.4 user score? Try "Aquemini", "ATLiens", or even "Southernplayalistic". The last two efforts by the duo have been underwhelming to me and other hip-hop fans I talk to, but everyone else seems to love these mediocre albums. Expand
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.