|From Halloween 2000 comes Outkast’s “Stankonia”. The is the album “where it starts to get weird” for Outkast. Our boys fromAtlantahave left behind the more conventional hip hop of Aquemini and branched out a bit further into a slightly more psychedelic sound. It’s a bit long by album standards, 73:17, and sets the table a bit for Outkasts’ next album which was a full on double cd (as well as the implosion of the group).To put this album in a bit of context, the most popular hip hop acts at the time chartwise were DMX and his arf arf arf schtick. Ja Rule (doing a duet with whoever happened to be available), and of course Eminem who was “showing his introspective side” with his hit song “Stan”. Busta Rhymes was still popular, as was Lil Kim, Beanie Seigal, and Juvenile. So compare this album to any of that stuff and I think you’ll hear a big difference. If you don’t mind being Mannochi’d I’ve included the user ratings from amazon.com below the album art.
(I might start giving contexts for albums from now on. And I admit I’ll have to look up John Zorn’s contemporaries and find out what they were doing while he was makingNakedCity.)
http://grooveshark.com/#/album/Stankonia/1096353?src=5 (you’ll need to click “show more songs” to add the first couple in because for some reason they couldn’t be bothered to put 1-23 in their correct order)
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