100 Best Albums of the 2000s

100 Best Albums of the 2000s

Outkast, 'Stankonia'

16. 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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