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undertakerpt
July 7th 2006



1174 Comments


Lol, don't forget to mention spread, that's a hell of a song

"Freshly Baked"
July 7th 2006



583 Comments


I don't think that Big BOi's album sucks. It's just another average rap album that sounds like a lot of other stuff. Not bad, but only a few good genuine tracks.


Where as The Love Below is unlike anything i've heard before.
It's so experimental, yet so polished and thought out.

Plus it's obvious that Andre is just more diverse and ambitious on his album. You have bits of hip-hop, rock, pop, Electro, But Mainly Jazz (If you look at the album as a whole, most of the album is jazz) Where Big Boi is just stuff that's been done, which I guess isn't bad or anything, just because an album isnt original doesn't mean it's horrible. But when you market it with an album 10 Times more creative than Yours, it's going to recieve some hate.

...That said, If I hear Hey Ya, one more time, I'll go on a Baby Punching Tangeon.

Liberi Fatali
Emeritus
July 7th 2006



1588 Comments


That said, If I hear Hey Ya, one more time, I'll go on a Baby Punching Tangeon.

I can still totally dig it, surprisingly.

For me, Speakerboxx is nice, The Love Below is superb. You only need to look at Outkast to know the music world is still as strong as it ever was.

2muchket!
July 7th 2006



900 Comments


Both Big Boi and Andres efforts appeal to me some how.

JonM
July 8th 2006



18 Comments


Good review. I'm not sure I would rate it this highly, either, but I do really like both records, mostly because they show how much creative freedom Kast feel they have.

Zesty Mordant
July 8th 2006



1196 Comments


Both are great records, but Speakerboxxx smacks the fuck out of The Love Below.

Apart from the skits/interludes etc., Speakerboxxx is nothing like an average rap album. There is great display of eclectic live instrumentation which I find works great with Big Boi's equally vibrant flow. There are also some excellent beats throughout the album, strong guest vocals, and in general the album has a more cohesive feel. The album also has a great "Dirty South" feel without sounding to self-patronizing.
The Love Below is great, but its hampered by its attempts to be diverse and "out of this world". In some places I find that Andre tries too hard to be different and in some places the results feel half-baked.


Kaden
July 18th 2006



222 Comments


I love both albums, but The Love Below just strikes more of a chord with me. Speakerboxx is a great rap album, don't get me wrong, but Dre's so much more creative, that there' really no comparison for me.

Zesty Mordant
July 19th 2006



1196 Comments


but being more creative doesn't mean better.

f_u_c_t
September 28th 2006



1406 Comments


SpeakerBoxx is more upbeat, while The Love Below seems calmer and has more bass. I used to listen to this daily, when I had my old system in my car. But when I got rid of that, I no longer had use for this album and gave it away. But I left off at Speakerboxx < The Love Below

Neoteric
January 4th 2007



3243 Comments


This album is really great.

Otisbum
November 15th 2007



1912 Comments


Still gotta get this, I love these guys' singles.

JHawk04
July 22nd 2008



1 Comments


I love Outkast and almost all of their albums, but if you want to hear real hip hop listen to the roots or jurassic 5

bastard
August 25th 2009



3435 Comments


Big Boi is a good rapper, but he sounds bored here.

fromtheinside
August 25th 2009



17714 Comments


speakerboxxx gets to much crap, its a far more advanced rap album than half the shit out today, easily a 4.

Digging: Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails

Kiran
Emeritus
September 14th 2009



6000 Comments


I actually really like Roses.

Digging: Spoon - They Want My Soul

Andre3000
January 13th 2010



62 Comments


i love speakerboxx. love it. just a top notch rap album. don't get me wrong, The Love Below is good as well, but it fades towards the end.
both great though

cirq
January 13th 2010



9263 Comments


youre an imposter.

Andre3000
January 14th 2010



62 Comments


lol ;)

Kashmir09
April 12th 2010



772 Comments


this review sucks balls, album on the other hand does not. amazing stuff, both discs although i'll take the love below slightly over speakerboxxx

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July 20th 2010



3315 Comments


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