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Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors

Big Boi

Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors

The OutKast rapper's second solo release, with a guest list including Killer Mike, Ludacris, Wavves, A$AP Rocky and Little Dragon

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  1. 8.3 |   A.V. Club

    Big Boi is enjoying himself and still advancing a quality product, and 20 years into a rap career, that’s a victory
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  2. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Vicious Lies may not be revolutionary in its sonic palette, but the very excellence of the music on its own merits seems like an industry bellwether
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  3. 8.0 |   Rolling Stone

    The album is most fun when Big Boi stops trying to prove he's bigger than hip-hop
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  4. 7.0 |   Spin

    Not all of it works, but even when it doesn't, Vicious Lies is never dull
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  5. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    With Lies, Patton doesn’t merely get weirder; he pushes the weirdness in a different direction
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  6. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Despite the heterogeneous nature of the album as a whole, Patton is never out of his depth, even when paired with unusual collaborators
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  7. 7.0 |   Uncut

    Not as scintillating as we've come to expect from the Outcast camp, but plenty of fun nonetheless. Print edition only

  8. 6.5 |   PopMatters

    Another powerful opus in Big Boi’s ever-improving solo career
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  9. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    Vicious Lies isn't a bad album by any means, but it suffers when held up to the expectations of the past
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  10. 6.1 |   Pitchfork

    Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors is on the one hand a genre-busting statement of artistic restlessness but it's also a mess
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  11. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    In the A shows Big Boi can always carry the show on his own
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  12. 6.0 |   BBC

    It feels rushed, like it needed more time for its many ingredients to blend
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  13. 6.0 |   Q

    When he gets the balance right, sparks really fly. Print edition only

  14. 6.0 |   NME

    Uneven pace and way too many guests make for a bumpy ride
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  15. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    A good album in need of a brutal trim
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  16. 6.0 |   The Observer

    At its best with the straight-up pummel of bangers such as In the A. Curiously, it gets better as it goes on
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  17. 5.2 |   Paste Magazine

    It simply does not work
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  18. 5.0 |   All Music

    Many of the guest appearances were not expected. Most of them qualify as inharmonious experiments
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  19. 4.0 |   The Quietus

    Sharing a Frankenstein-like physiology, the album’s incompatible sounds leak into the tracks like potentially toxic fluids
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