Album Reviews

The Listening Club: Big Boi – Boomiverse [review]


It’s been awhile since we’ve done one of these but we couldn’t let Big Boi’s album pass without reviewing it. Well, the wait is over so let’s jump straight into it.

Ron

There is nothing I hate more than comparing the members of Outkast. To me, they are one. Always have been and always will be. Andre 3000 resides in the spiritual. He’s the soul of Outkast. Big Boi is the funk and flair of Outkast. He’s the heart. Well, the heart of Outkast lives on. What’s so impressive about Boomiverse is simply the fact that Big Boi has been so consistent for so long. He proves he’s more than “the other guy” which each record he releases. Much like his other albums, this one offers a wide array of different sounds. While this album isn’t perfect it’s still a solid outing. It shows that Big Boi still has a lot to say.

Standout tracks:

  • Kill Jill
  • In the South

Least favorite tracks:

  • Chocolate
  • Freakanomics

Would I recommend?: Yes

Score: 3.5/5


Ryan

Big Boi has been one of the most underrated emcees of all-time. He simply NEVER gets the respect he deserves and it’s a crying shame. His first two solo efforts were bangers all the way through without question. What Big Boi does so well is he blends southern funk and soul with the new era grit and attitude, and in a lot of ways, he’s the real foundation for where the South is right now musically. Boomiverse, to me, takes a more Southernplayalistic 2017 approach than his previous two outings, and that’s a good thing. It’s sort of like a return to form and a fleshing out of Big Boi’s own personal style rather than just being that other guy from OutKast.

Standout tracks:

  • KILL FREAKING JILL IS MY JAM
  • Mic Jack
  • Order of Operations
  • Made Man

Least Favorite Tracks:

  • Freakanomics
  • Chocolate

Would I recommend? Yes.

Score: 4/5


AJ

As I stated on a recent podcast, Big Boi is the most underrated rapper of all time and that’s not hyperbole. Big Boi delivers once again with Boomiverse. Great rapping as usual and the production is great as well. This is just another solid album from one of the most consistent legends to do it.

Stand Out Tracks:

  • Mic Jack
  • Order Of Operations
  • Get Wit It
  • Overthunk

Least Favorites

  • Chocolate
  • Freakanomics

Would I Recommend?: Yes

Score: 4/5


So to wrap this up, Big Boi’s album gets a 3.83/4 average score and we would all recommend it. Let us know what you think!

Also, if you’re interested in checking out any previous reviews, you can do so here:

Goldlink – At What Cost

Mack Wilds – AfterHours

Nick Grant – Return of the Cool

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