• Record Label: Def Jam
  • Release Date: Dec 11, 2012
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 39 out of 47
  2. Negative: 3 out of 47

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  1. Dec 18, 2012
    4
    A very messy album filled with ideas not thoroughly conceived. There are some tracks that hit hard like In the A and Shoes for Running but most of these songs are overdone and lost in electronic experimental nonsense. This is far bellow my expectations :(
  2. Dec 11, 2012
    5
    The album is decent. It's far from a classic, but far from being awful. It's quite average in fact. When Big Boi is rapping, it's good, but many of the songs have crazy affects put on them, which is irritating to listen to, especially when you can't hear the words due to the affects. "She Hates Me", "CPU", "Mama Told Me", "Lines", and "Tremendous Damage", are easily the best tracks here.
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Feb 4, 2013
    70
    It's not as scintillating as we've come to expect from the OutKast camp, but plenty of fun nonetheless. [Mar 2013, p.67]
  2. Jan 30, 2013
    70
    Despite the heterogeneous nature of the album as a whole, Patton is never out of his depth, even when paired with unusual collaborators.
  3. Jan 29, 2013
    90
    Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors has a much more electronic feel to it, with a plethora of synthesizers. The brassy street thump of past Big Boi releases is still present, it's just more centralized.