Madvillain - Madvillainy

Madvillain - Madvillainy
CRITIC SCORE
89
Based on 8 reviews
2004 Rank: #5 / 237
USER SCORE
92
Based on
151 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.

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User Reviews
EMR
92
It is fantastic to just listen to this album every time. It seems like there is so much to discover in these really small vignettes that one could get lost in the tracklist no matter how many times you listen to it. MF Doom and Madlib have categorized themselves as two of the most impressive minds in hip-hop history in their respective careers, but it's with Madvillainy that they achieved supremacy. Madlib's inventive production backs up Doom's fantastic lyricism (with some of the best rap ... read more
jasonwallace199
88
Never understood the huge hype for this album. Too many instrumental tracks and not enough DOOM rap tracks.

Fav Songs: Accordion, Raid, Money Folder,Strange Ways, Fancy Clown, ALL CAPS

Least Fav: Americas Most Blunted
Gupla
89
Un álbum único, que no inspiró a nadie a querer copiarlo, no hay nada que suene igual a Madvillainy, por lo que lo hace irrepetible.
jpaps96
100
This is singlehandedly my favorite album of all time. Not only is it straight bars on behalf of DOOM, but the beats Madlib cooks up just emphasize the supervillain theme of the album. This album takes me to another world whenever I listen to it, and for that it gets a 10.
SiberianBreaks
97
Madlib and MF DOOM both create the most important hip hop album of the 21st century. The chemistry between these two guys are almost perfect combining the unique sampling and beats with the smooth lyrical flows. Everything on this album is pretty much on-point with not a single bad track.
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DETAILS

March 23, 2004 / Release Date
LP / Format
Stones Throw / Label
Hip Hop / Genres
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# 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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royalflush, alexgonzriv, philthy
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