Stankonia (studio album) by OutKast

Stankonia by OutKast
Year: 2000
Overall rank: 378th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 808 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution   Average rating historyAverage rating history
Award Top 10 albums of 2000 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2000s (66th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (378th)
Product Details

Outkast *Stankonia *CD *LaFace *2000 *73008 26072-2 *hip hop *NM *rap
Condition: Very Good
Time left: 3h 28m 1s
Ships to: Worldwide

Condition: Like New
Time left: 6h 25m 16s
Ships to: Worldwide

OutKast - Stankonia [New CD Opened Box]Explicit
Condition: Brand New
Time left: 8h 10m 38s
Ships to: Worldwide

  My favourite store:  

OutKast bestography

Stankonia is ranked 2nd best out of 7 albums by OutKast on

The best album by OutKast is Aquemini which is ranked number 284 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,952.

OutKast album bestography « Higher ranked (284th) This album (378th) Lower ranked (578th) »

Upcoming concerts

Glen Burtnik Summer of Love
Ovation Hall at Ocean Casino Resort, Atlantic City, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
38 Special
Penn's Peak, Jim Thorpe, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
The Hella Mega Tour-Green Day/Fall Out Boy/Weezer
Globe Life Field, Arlington, United States. United States
Tickets from Ticketmaster Get tickets
Discover more upcoming concerts

Listen to Stankonia on YouTube

Loading content from YouTube...

Stankonia track list

  Track ratingsTrack ratings The tracks on this album have an average rating of 76 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

Sort by

Track pick Top-rated track as rated by members.

Stankonia rankings

Stankonia collection

Stankonia ratings

Average Rating: 
80/100 (from 808 votes)
  Ratings distributionRatings distribution Average Rating = (n ÷ (n + m)) × av + (m ÷ (n + m)) × AV
av = trimmed mean average rating an item has currently received.
n = number of ratings an item has currently received.
m = minimum number of ratings required for an item to appear in a 'top-rated' chart (currently 10).
AV = the site mean average rating.

Showing latest 5 ratings for this album. | Show all 808 ratings for this album.

Sort ratings
RatingDate updatedMemberAlbum ratingsAvg. album rating
 Report rating
14 hours ago PadName  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 64082/100
 Report rating
06/08/2021 19:34 joebaines  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 9580/100
 Report rating
06/08/2021 13:56 fabm0  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 2,49966/100
 Report rating
06/06/2021 00:20 NickyTBlizzad  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 1,58397/100
 Report rating
05/26/2021 01:26 FlapJackJoey  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 40086/100

Rating metrics: Outliers can be removed when calculating a mean average to dampen the effects of ratings outside the normal distribution. This figure is provided as the trimmed mean. A high standard deviation can be legitimate, but can sometimes indicate 'gaming' is occurring. Consider a simplified example* of an item receiving ratings of 100, 50, & 0. The mean average rating would be 50. However, ratings of 55, 50 & 45 could also result in the same average. The second average might be more trusted because there is more consensus around a particular rating (a lower deviation).
(*In practice, some albums can have several thousand ratings)

This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on This album has a Bayesian average rating of 80.1/100, a mean average of 78.7/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 80.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.5.

Please log in or register if you want to be able to leave a rating

Stankonia comments

Showing latest 10 comments | Show all 35 comments |
Most Helpful First | Newest First | Maximum Rated First | Longest Comments First
(Only showing comments with -2 votes or higher. You can alter this threshold from your profile page. Manage Profile)

From 02/04/2021 19:15
I understand that this came after ATLiens and Aquemini, meaning that the expectations were sky-high, but I wouldn't expect them to release anything better than that. Shockingly enough, this is my favorite OutKast album. If the rest of their discography was exactly as it is and this album was missing, I would definitely rank them one level lower than I do now. Some of the main criticisms are consistency and length. The former does hold some - or even a lot - true. The lows could very well be their lowest so far. On the other hand, the highs have a strong case for being their highest - or at the very least pretty close to it. When you listen to the album as a whole, I find that the highs easily overshadow the lows. The length argument is one I don't get - unless you combine it with the incosistency argument, but it doesn't add anything new to the discussion, I can't see what difference it would make if it were shorter but still inconsistent. Hip hop albums in general do have a tendency for being on the longer end of the spectrum, not to mention that, after all, it's shorter than Aquemini. The production makes the album what it is. It manages to be challenging/experimental, but also poppy/catchy at the same time, it offers something to everyone. Lyrics and rapping - while by no means bad or anything, I mean how could they possibly be- do take a step back to allow the majestic sound to shine brighter. Many highlights to choose from, I'm gonna avoid the super obvious ones and go with Humble Mumble("Life is like a great big roller coaster Everything in life don't always happen like it's supposed to Trials and tribulations make you stronger, live longer You wanna reach the nation nigga start from ya corner Everything don't always happen like you plan it Demand it; over stand it then you handle it Fuck wishing, you missing the ambition on your mission Now you switchin' Why you quittin' cause it's heated in the kitchen?").
To sum it up, I get its flaws, but they are excused because of its good -actually great- parts.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -1 votes (0 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
From 12/02/2020 23:24
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 11/28/2020 02:27
Favorite rap album of all time. I'm kind of ignorant to the genre, so that doesn't say much, but I love it!!!
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 06/12/2020 02:28
Take out the singles, and the first half of this is the most average stuff the group had done up to this point. But the second half is great.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 04/20/2020 14:21
Everything I've ever wanted in a hip hop record. Production is fantastic, great balance of rapping and singing, and the big hits are so much fun to listen to and never get old. Stankonia is OutKast's best, in my opinion. I don't understand why some people seem to think this album's second half isn't good. I'll be damned if Humble Mumble, Gangsta Shit, and Stankonia (Stanklove) aren't terrific songs.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | 0 votes (0 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 03/23/2018 12:04
My favourite Outkast album. This album truly defined a new era of Hip Hop in the 21st Century since it was released in 2000. It's truly a classic album.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 02/03/2018 13:48
Their first three were all pretty consistent albums I rated 8,8, and 8.5 respectively. However, this one its like they forgot to cut out the weaker tracks. An album with such great tracks in the first half has no reason to lag so much towards the end. Would have challenged Aquemini as their best but they made the album about twice as long as it needed to be by adding all the filler tracks in the album. Still, this album features much of their best songs and some of the catchiest tunes hip-hop has to offer.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +2 votes (2 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 01/07/2018 18:09
Starts off so strong, the rest can't keep up.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +1 votes (1 helpful | 0 unhelpful)
From 12/19/2017 07:43
I concur with a few of the comments below here that while great, Stankonia is too long. It gets a little draggy by the end, but at least there are some progressive, genre-bending songs towards the end and scattered throughout. Regardless of the listener fatigue that may incur, each track at least has something unique to offer.

So much P-Funk influence here, but they use it in their own, groundbreaking way. This was a fun album, one with peaks and valleys, but one of the most unique listening experiences I've had in a long time.
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | +3 votes (4 helpful | 1 unhelpful)
From 12/15/2017 22:57
Hip Hop isn’t in my wheel house but my daughter tells me this is a terrific album
Helpful?  (Log in to vote) | -2 votes (0 helpful | 2 unhelpful)

Please log in or register if you want to be able to add a comment

Your feedback for Stankonia

Let us know what you think of this album by adding a comment or assigning a rating below!
Log in or register to assign a rating or leave a comment for this album.
Best Albums of 2000
1. Kid A by Radiohead
2. Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas To Heaven by Godspeed You! Black Emperor
3. The Moon & Antarctica by Modest Mouse
4. Since I Left You by The Avalanches
5. Parachutes by Coldplay
6. The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem
7. Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea by PJ Harvey
8. Stankonia by OutKast
9. Relationship Of Command by At The Drive-In
10. White Pony by Deftones
11. Rated R by Queens Of The Stone Age
12. Voodoo by D'Angelo
13. Hybrid Theory by Linkin Park
14. All That You Can't Leave Behind by U2
15. Figure 8 by Elliott Smith
16. De Stijl by The White Stripes
17. The Sophtware Slump by Grandaddy
18. Dopethrone by Electric Wizard
19. Deltron 3030 by Deltron 3030
20. Heartbreaker by Ryan Adams
Back to Top