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Dec 12, 2012Once again General Patton proves that not only is he the most fun man in music, he is also the most open-minded. Big Boi is willing to play with any sounds, old or new, and it shows. From the Princesque pop ditty 'Mama Told Me' (featuring a sexy-sounding Kelly Rowland) to the straight-up Dirty South banger 'In the A', and more the more electronic numbers 'Objectum Sexuality' and 'Lines' - both featuring Phantogram - there's something for everyone here. But rather than catering to all tastes with three or four songs, Patton succeeds in making a mockery of genres and scenes. Which is to say that this album is just as approachable for a tight-jeaned indie scenester as it is an 80s funk or hip-hop diehard, or a present-day pop and R'n'B devotee.
There is absolutely no filler here whatsoever, but perhaps the most intriguing cut of all is 'Shoes for Running', a collaboration with Wavves and the oft-derided B.o.B, who rides the choppy guitars which separate the anthemic, chanty-indie verses with ease. As any hip-hop-head will tell you, Big Boi's 2010 effort 'Sir Lucious Left Foot' was easily the album of its year, and 'Vicious Lies' is mounting a serious if last-ditch challenge for this year's award. Stunning stuff.… Collapse
Dec 11, 2012Big Boi comes back from an amazing solo debut with an equally impressive album in its own right. He decided to switch things up for this one by experimenting with electronic and indie sounds, and it payed off. One of the most creative and unique rap albums of the year.
Dec 12, 2012This album is in my opinion, a success. The direction represents an overall industry trend towards psychedelic Hip-Hop. Old school fans of Biggie might be disappointed by this direction, but I really appreciate the variety of sonic exploration contained in this album. I'm impressed.
Mar 1, 2013Big Boi's new album 'Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors' is by far one of the best albums of 2013 In a time when so many albums and mix-tapes ain't worth the storage space on your device/hard-drive or the time it takes to steal it this album IS worth the $12.99 from itunes.
When so many rappers are spitting nursery rhymes about their cash and how they're the "Only Ni#%a in First Class",its refreshing to hear some grown up rapping with a great assortment of beat styles to match.
Funky joints like Raspberries ,Shoes for Running and CPU,make me think his music is heading in the right direction,originality at its best!
Get it ,you won't be disappointed.
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