With Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors, Big Boi has made his case loud and clear for record of the year. A truly unique piece of work, it’d be narrow-minded to simply call this a hip hop album. Sure, with jams like “In the A” feat Ludacris & T.I. and “Gossip” featuring UGK & Big K.R.I.T., the 37-year-old continues to show why he’s one of the greatest to rise out of Atlanta. However, appearances from indie-pop due Phantogram, as well as Swedish band Little Dragon am0ng others truly take this album to another level. Whether it’s the emotionally-charged acoustic ballad “Descending”, the seductive “Objectum Sexuality”, or the synth bass information age lamenting of “CPU”, this is an impressive work of art. Included below is the first single from the album, “Lines” featuring A$AP Rocky & Phantogram. You can grab the whole thing on iTunes here.