Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (studio album) by OutKast

Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik by OutKast
Year: 1994
Overall rank: 2,260th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 220 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top albums of 1994 (53rd)
Award Top albums of the 1990s (403rd)
Award Best albums of all time (2,260th)
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OUTKAST SOUTHERNPLAYALISTICADILLACMUZIK VINYL NEW LIMITED ORANGE LP PLAYERS BALL
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Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik [Maxi Single] by OutKast (CD, Jun-1994, LaFace)
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Atliens by OutKast CD 1996 & Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik By OutKast CD 1993
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Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik is ranked 5th best out of 8 albums by OutKast on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by OutKast is Aquemini which is ranked number 285 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 6,179.

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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.4/100, a mean average of 77.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.7/100. The standard deviation for this album is 13.2.

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From 02/27/2021 17:50
OutKast - Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik has to be one of the most ridiculous album titles ever, though it goes without saying that's the only thing that's ridiculous about it. The debut album of the legendary duo that right off the bat introduces us to what 's about to unfold in front of us ("See that rap shit is really just like selling smoke If you got some fire shit, yo niggas gonna always toke"). By the way, what a year 1994 was for debut hip hop albums (Without thinking about it too much, Ready to Die, Illmatic, Word...Life, 6 Feet Deep and this, I'm sure there are more). You could point out some aspects of it that would get better further down the road of their career, but this is already a finished product, a complete artistic statement that differentiates itself from anything else that was going on at that point, no part of it is severely lacking whatsoever and it's fair to assume hip hop as a genre would be another world without it. For example, the production may not be as distinctive as in future attempts, but achieves a highly enjoyable combination of smooth and funky anyway. Also, you could argue their songwriting would get more mature further down the road - which is more or less the natural thing, what else would you expect, plus there are signs of their great storytelling here ("Y'know I do some things more different than I used to 'Cause I'm a player, doing what the players do The package store was closed, okay my day is ruined This is ridiculous, I'm getting serious, I'm getting curious 'Cause the house is smelling stank, the chitlins old as bitches I made no wishes cause I'm mobbing folk niggas in the back"). There are days I would call this my favorite OutKast record - this applies to almost all their albums - but it doesn't happen as often as with other parts of their discography.
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90/100
From 06/11/2020 20:31
Wow...70th for the year?

Far from their strongest album but very few debut records are this focused and well-executed.
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From 04/19/2020 17:19
I've only heard a couple songs by OutKast, but if this is their second worst, they have to be the most legendary hip hop group ever. I don't think I ever stopped banging my head along to the beat. Ain't No Thang, the title track, Player's Ball, and Crumblin' Erb should be absolute classics of mid 90s hip hop. I'm very excited to hear the rest of their discography, as I enjoyed this very much.
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From 01/14/2019 01:55
Maybe Outkast's best. Definitely their funkiest, featuring the amazing tracks Ain't No Thang and Crumblin' Erb

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From 08/11/2018 21:00
One of many amazing outkast albums. Outkast should be higher up in the all time chart. Much higher up.
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From 07/21/2017 01:51
Holy shit! I think this might be the best Outkast record. And of course it has to be there debut. Now I do love the hell out of Atliens as well as Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. But this is something else. Putting ATL on the map as well as feeling like a movie where the outsiders ventured in Atlanta.
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From 12/14/2015 02:32
I think I like this more than Stankonia. Funky af!
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From 06/12/2015 05:05
The best was yet to come but this is an incredible debut. Player's Ball especially!
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60/100
From 05/01/2012 00:10
I admit I don't know much about hip hop but I do know I like Outkast. A lot! This is a really upbeat and fresh album, and also very natural. It sounds like it was cooked outdoors, if that makes sense.
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Best Albums of 1994
1. Grace by Jeff Buckley
2. Illmatic by Nas
3. Dummy by Portishead
4. Weezer (Blue Album) by Weezer
5. Definitely Maybe by Oasis
6. The Downward Spiral by Nine Inch Nails
7. MTV Unplugged In New York by Nirvana
8. Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain by Pavement
9. Superunknown by Soundgarden
10. Parklife by Blur
11. Dookie by Green Day
12. Ready To Die by The Notorious B.I.G.
13. The Holy Bible by Manic Street Preachers
14. Dog Man Star by Suede
15. Let Love In by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
16. Bee Thousand by Guided By Voices
17. The Division Bell by Pink Floyd
18. Jar Of Flies by Alice In Chains
19. Vitalogy by Pearl Jam
20. Purple by Stone Temple Pilots
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