imo. ATLiens is a fantastic album no doubt, but Aquemini just blows it apart. The production on here is fuckin incredible, ATLiens was darker and had a similar sound throughout, but this was dark, funky, bouncy, catchy, hard whilst still being cohesive and sounding like an album rather than a collection of songs. Lyrically its pretty much on the same level, but lyrically ATLiens was 10/10 without a fuckin doubt.
"Return Of The G" is absolute classic, as good, if not better than anything on their previous two albums, as is the title track, but what really sets it apart is funky shit like "Rosa Parks", "Sythesizer", and the dope as fuck "Slump". Those tracks are so fucky and catchy, but yet are still lyrically perfect and 'hip-hop enough' not to be too out-there.
People hate on "The Art Of Storytelling 2", but those verses are fuckin insane, despite the distortion, and yes the hook on "Mamacita" is annoying as fuck, but the rest of the song is dope, and thats porbably the only fault of the album.
It took me a long time to really appreciate this album, i liked a few tracks, "Return of The G", "Ya'll Scared" and the title track, but i always thought ATLiens was better, but when this clicked, it fuckin clicked. This is easily better than ATLiens imo.
Oh and i forgot to mention the absoluty MIND-BLOWING "Liberation". That track is fuckin amazing.