I have started working my way way through Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of all time list with number 500, Aquemini by Outkast.
As this is the first album I am reviewing me let explain to rules.
- Each album will be listened to only once.
- The album will be used as background music while working so how much attention I pay to it will depend on what I am doing at the time.
- I will do no research about the album or the artist.
- The review is a one off, one moment opinion that may change will further listening.
It's probably going to take me a while to work out how to right a good album review in just a few minutes with a small amount of words. That means this review, as my first, will probably be my worst. It might be tempting to come back in the future and re-write the review when I am better at it but these reviews are supposed to catch a moment in which the album got to have a my attention. That means the review needs to say what I feel at the time , even if I make a poor job of explaining those feelings. So with that said I will apologies in advance to Outkast for getting my first attempt.
I know nothing about Hip-Hop. In fact I know so little I don't even know if this qualifies as Hip-Hop but that's how I am going to descibe it.
At an hour and fifteen minutes it's quite long album. The album contains quite a few track introductions and many of the tracks have interesting background scenes going on such as people talking or babies crying.
This isn't the type of album I would play while driving or walking the dog but I have to say as background music while working it was far more pleasurable to listen to then I thought it would be. I am not sure I will ever listen to this album again but I am definitely glad to have heard it at least once.
Favorite Track: Slump