(Outkast)

If OutKast were right when they rapped "You're only as funky as your last cut" on their 1998 hit "Rosa Parks," then the eccentric Atlanta duo have hit 10 on the freak meter with their new creation, "Stankonia." "It's the most eclectic thing we've done," says Dre, one half of the groundbreaking group. "It's definitely way out there." Warped grooves, frenetic raps and ad-lib jams make it one of the year's most daring discs. "Music's too comfortable right now," says Dre. "We need some fresh air, so we're just lettin' it in." Brace for the approaching hurricane. (Oct.)