- Madvillainy

Madvillain - Madvillainy
CRITIC SCORE
90
Based on 8 reviews
2004 Rank: #4 / 284
USER SCORE
92
Based on
412 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
HipHopDX

Madvillainy is DOOM and Madlib at their best, and the sum or their talents is actually greater than its equal parts.

94
Pitchfork
While Doom's entire career has been shadowed by consistently strong production efforts, never has such chemistry developed between him and another beatmaker.
90
Tiny Mix Tapes
It's an unstoppably blunted, soupy-surreal, sampledelic, garrulous, ridiculous/goofy, and timeless raw beat blast that you don't want to skip out on.
90
AllMusic
Twenty-two short and blunted tracks bang out mythical stories of villains and urban (anti) heroes trying to make it through with their ganja and wits still intact
90
Coke Machine Glow
This is an absolute must-hear for 2004, and you're certainly going to be seeing plenty more of it come list-making time this winter.
80
Sputnikmusic

It’s the fact that each piece, despite sometimes ending up fragmented and fleeting, builds into a unique presentation that makes Madvillainy a pleasure.

80
Slant Magazine

Musically innovative in a way that is nearly impossible to do justice to in print, Madvillainy is a chameleonic masterpiece that alone validates the artistry of sampler culture.

75
Entertainment Weekly

Madvillainy does not match the sharp comic storytelling of last year’s Vaudeville Villain; it’s more of an indie rap blowing session by two guys near the top of their game.

Sep 16, 2015*
SiberianBreaks
91
Madvillainy still holds up today as one of, if not, the greatest hip hop collaboration albums of all time. This is them at the peak of their talents with DOOM's impressive bars and abstract lyrics fused with Madlib's ingenious production style. It's a humorously sinister beast of an album that just continues to display the perfection of the chemistry between these two artists.

Favourite tracks: Rainbows, Curls, Shadows of Tomorrow
Jan 10, 2017
BuffaloStaple
100
I think this is the best album ever created.
Aug 4, 2017
pouls
97
Madvillainy is for me the best hip hop album of all time. It's the culmination of abstract and experimental hip hop, a twenty-two track journey that never becomes tiring in any way, and just gets more invigorating and compelling instead. MF Doom's very easy-going delivery here fits Madlib's production like a glove, and MF Doom comes through as an incredible lyricist and an incredibly interesting figure in this album. There isn't an album quite like this one, and it's the only perfect hip hop ... read more
Jul 28, 2016
95
Creative, clever and amazingly produced. Sounds like an audializized comic book.
Feb 26, 2016
100
I agree with BuffaloStaple
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 6 - Pitchfork
# 17 - SPIN
Track List
  1. The Illest Villains
  2. Accordion
  3. Meat Grinder
  4. Bistro
  5. Raid
  6. America's Most Blunted
  7. Sickfit (Instrumental)
  8. Rainbows
  9. Curls
  10. Do Not Fire! (Instrumental)
  11. Money Folder
  12. Shadows Of Tomorrow
  13. Operation Lifesaver/Mint Test
  14. Figaro
  15. Hardcore Hustle
  16. Strange Ways
  17. Fancy Clown
  18. Eye
  19. Supervillain Theme (Instrumental)
  20. All Caps
  21. Great Day
  22. Rhinestone Cowboy
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