100 Best Albums of the 2000s

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OutKast, 'Stankonia'

Only one crew in the universe had the juice to turn "Power music! Electric revival!" into a headbanger rock chant as well as a dance-floor battle cry. Not satisfied with ruling hip-hop, André 3000 and Big Boi decided to warp into rock gods, drum-and-bass hipsters, Quiet Storm hot-tub smoothies and wacko bohemian artistes. Stankonia outmuscled all the rap-metal clowns on the radio, but invited them to the party along with everyone else. From the futuristic "B.O.B." to the sentimental "Ms. Jackson" to the groupie-praising "We Luv Deez Hoez," they proved that they were the kings — and cooler than Freddie Jackson sipping on a milkshake in a snowstorm.

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