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OutKast: Idlewild

Dan Gennoe, Q, 2006

ANYONE FEARING that the Day-Glo brilliance of 2003's triple Grammy winner, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, might have marked the height of the Atlanta duo's R&B powers can rest easy. The backlash does not start here. Indeed, far from feeling like a spent force trying to live-up to expectations, the long awaited Idlewild - now officially a year overdue - finds Antwan "Big Boi" Patton and André "3000" Benjamin cruising in a whole new stratosphere.

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