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Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below
Outkast
Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
 
  •  Track Listings (20) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (19) - Disc #2

Parental Advisory** Strong Language, Sexual + violent Content. Includes "Hey Ya", "The Way You Move" and more

      
   

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All Artists: Outkast
Title: Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 17
Label: La Face
Original Release Date: 1/1/2003
Re-Release Date: 9/23/2003
Album Type: Explicit Lyrics
Genres: Pop, Rap & Hip-Hop, R&B
Styles: Southern Rap, Experimental Rap, Pop Rap, Contemporary R&B
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPCs: 828765013321, 828765290524

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Parental Advisory** Strong Language, Sexual + violent Content. Includes "Hey Ya", "The Way You Move" and more

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Sinead M. (bookworm) from SAN JOSE, CA
Reviewed on 10/21/2006...
good cd
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CD Reviews

SPEAKERBOXXX/THE LOVE BELOW
cool_wit_it_22 | Huntington WV USA | 11/10/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The genius of two men: Andre 3000 & Big Boi shine on this 2-disc album titled SPEAKERBOXXX/THE LOVE BELOW. Aready worldwide superstars, Andre & Big Boi take their incredible new hip-hop/funk/jazz/soul style into the mainstream. Here are the track highlights for the best songs.Disc One - SPEAKERBOXXX"Ghettomusick" is a fast-paced thrill ride with an electronic/techno sounding beat to back it up. Big Boi uses his high energy raps and slows down in-between to make an amazing first song."Bowtie" is a funky, infectious, pimp-flavored anthem where Big Boi brags about all he's got. The hook, as well as the rhymes, are all very catchy and solid."The Way You Move" is the infectious, jazz-influenced lead single that is bringing the sales of the album to a whole new hight. The rhymes and the soulful hook make this a great song."The Rooster" is another jazzy-type track where Big Boi asks you to "put ya back in it". "Tomb Of The Boom" is a good straight-forward hip-hop track featuring rhymes from Ludacris on the side. Great song with infectious rhymes."Last Call" is a crunked-up party banger that features Slimm Calhoun, Lil' Jon among others. Very good track. Followed by a needless reprise of "Bowtie".Disc Two - THE LOVE BELOW"Happy Valentine's Day" is a funky, stylistic track which finds Andre 3000 playing the role of Cupid Valentino -- "the modern day cupid"."Spread" is an hard to describe song but it sounds good and Andre 3000 really sings his all on the hook."Prototype" is a slow love song following the worthless interlude "Where Are My Panties?"."Hey Ya!" is the infectious, dance-floor ready first single that has millions 'shakin like a polaroid picture'!"Roses" is a concept song about how looks aren't everything. The hook makes it clear with the words "roses really smell like poo poo"."Pink & Blue" is a buffet of interesting sounds that is hard to describe but very good."Vibrate" is another interesting song with some very interesting sounds."A Life In The Day Of Benjamin Andre" finds Andre 3000 spitting for the first time on the album. Followed up by an untitled bonus track.OVERALL - 4 STARS because of the needless skits on SPEAKERBOXXX and the horrific song "Love Hater" on THE LOVE BELOW."
The Love Below/Speakerboxxx
funkymf87 | Westford | 09/27/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I want to start this out by saying that Im not a huge rap fan, but this is still an incredible album. Of the two albums Andre 3000's The Love Below is the better and more interesting of the two. He strays away from any traditional rap sound and carries a more funky jazz vibe. My favorite tracks on the album are Love Hater which is basically a laid back jazz tune, Spread which is extremely funky, Roses with a cool piano intro and a catchy chorus, Hey Ya! with its acoustic guitar, awesome synth riff, and chorus, My Favorite Things is a crazy reworking of the original, Dracula's Wedding is short but sweet, and Vibrate is funky with great lyrics.Big Boi's Speakerboxxx is my second favorite in this double album. It seems to stick to a more traditional rap style but is extremely funky. Ghetto Musick is a great track with a great backing track and chorus, Bowtie with crazy horn lines and great hook, Bust is a great track with a hard rock edge to it and great raps, War is a song about the problems in the world today, and Church is a great funky track. Definitely pick this album up if your looking for some music that isnt afraid to try something new in a genre that needs new life."