Try as we might as critics, we all reach a point where we realize there are no objective measures in music. There is bias everywhere, and as eloquent as we can get with our criticisms, at the end of the day, music is about emotion and resonance. No string of language could ever change that. What I mean to say is, when a record hits, it hits. Twenty years ago, coming out of the dungeons of the South, OutKast released yet another contender for their best album ever, Aquemini, and it hit.
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