If you were looking for an album that was thoughtful and moving, you wouldn't generally buy a rap album, but this is some beautiful music dudes and dudesses! It is certainly the most thought provoking hip-hop album I have ever heard. Songs like 13th floor and Millenium are simply timeless.
'Some things gotta change, sounds of laughter and happiness turn my teardrops to the rain, like memories of yesterday'.
There is eroticism too- 'Im fascinated by the way your nipples poke at me through your blouse'.
The only thing better than the deep (yet unpretentious lyrics) are the tremendous, soulful hooks, which combine great vocal harmonies with an organ or a piano say.
The three best times to play this album are; Driving alone at night (but watch not to crash with relaxation!), when hungover (when profoundity and sensitivity is heightened), or at the end of a hot party or night out. One cant say that ATLiens is the best Outkast album, because there is not a best Outkast album, that is the brilliance of the group- that there is an album for each mood. Yet this is hip-hop and music at its' best.