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Who the hell doesn't love these guys?
Irrespective of the consistently forward-thinking, expansive, just plain fucking amazing albums (plus Big Boi's stunner) they have put out some of the greatest singles not just of recent years but genuinely all time. I still get tingles each time I hear the intro to Ms. Jackson, I find something new in B.O.B. on every listen and Hey Ya remains, to my mind, one of the greatest all-encompassing, all-unifying pop songs that will ever be recorded.
It's difficult not to gush. They are so tip-top. It's hardly news to anyone but I often forget quite how wonderful they are. And I've barely even scratched their pre-00s output which I'm gonna dig deep into this year.
They're going down as one of the greats, amiright?
I heard someone call "B.O.B." old school the other day, and it still sounds to me like it was recorded yesterday.
Fantastic group. Stankonia was my #4 for the decade.
I had them as #5 in the Artists poll last year. Definitely listen to their 90's stuff too, their first 2 records are great listens & Aquemini might be my favorite of theirs on any given day. There's talk of Andre 3000 releasing a solo album followed by a new Outkast album this year, it would make my 2011 if it winds up being true.
plus ATLiens is their veriest ownest personal "Controversy"