Thom Pettie (Album Version (Edited))
Label: Def Jam Recordings
What if Big Boi invited his favorite indie artists to jam together, from Wavves and Phantogram to Jai Paul and Little Dragon? You'd get Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, which sounds like it was a lot of fun to make. Whether it's fun to listen to is debatable, since Big Boi isn't in prime lyrical form and seems to freestyle most of the time, and his guests struggle to mesh with his straightforward, game-spitting ATL style. It's an interesting experiment, though the album's clear standout, "In The A," with T.I. and Ludacris, suggests Big Boi is at his best when he sticks to his lane.