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Monday, August 14, 2006
  Outkast - Idlewild

Outkast - Idlewild

Outkast keeps hitting it huge. there is not one person who can claim they've never been told to shake it like a Polaroid picture, or maybe even that roses really smell like poo poo. and now the duo is back at it, with their new movie Idlewild out august 25th and studio album by the same name hitting august 22nd. they're actually streaming the full album on their myspace, in the same way that Muse did, but we're going to give you a preview for being such loyal readers.

as you may remember, i posted about a month and a half ago, giving you a listen to the first three songs to come off of Idlewild. having now had a listen to the entire thing, i'd like to say that i'm not at all disappointed with the end result. in fact, i might be a little impressed.

they cover every imaginable genre on this, their sixth official full-length, and they do it with style (and more than a handful of special guests, from Macy Gray to Snoop Dogg). the sheer amount of talent present on this album is incredible; the transition from some sort of bluegrass guitar and ragtime piano into a hip hop masterpiece, the eclectic mix of galactic synths with soul and funk slap-and-pop basslines, the gorgeous choir of backup voices, smooth rhymes, melodies and lyrics that are simple and catchy yet fascinatingly complex all at once... it draws from everything that they've done up to this point - hell, it draws on practically everything that's been done in music up to this point. brilliantly conceptualized, seamlessly produced, i only have one complaint -

i want more.

::::it's a treat for your ears:
Outkast - Chronomentrophobia [highly recommended]
Outkast - Call The Law
Outkast - Makes No Sense At All

::::bonus mp3, because it's just that awesome:
Outkast - PJ & Rooster

[the RIAA says no; go enjoy it on their myspace]

heyo, preorder it from Amazon, and check out the official movie site.
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