Madvillain - Madvillainy

Madvillain - Madvillainy
CRITIC SCORE
91
Based on 7 reviews
2004 Rank: #4 / 162
USER SCORE
91
Based on
109 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
Hip Hop DX
Hip Hop DX

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

94
Pitchfork
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
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
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
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
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
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.

User Reviews
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.
Ideekay
100
That's what you get when you mix great MC and great producer - both in top form - together. Madvillainy is a definition of a great hip-hop album. It's clever, it's witty, Madlib's production is cohesive, but varied at the same time and Doom's rhymes are doper than ever. Truly amazing.

FAVS: Accordion, Strange Ways, Eye, Fancy Clown
95
One of my favorite ever rap records. The production and rapping converge more perfectly here than on almost any other rap album I can think of. DOOM is also one of my favorite ever rappers, and this is him at his best. The bars are endlessly dense and touch an a ton of subjects, from typical rap brags to psych-friendly philosophizing to cartoonish violence. Madlib's beats, of course, are equally responsible for Madvillainy's greatness, built off simple, yet rhythmically complex, jazz loops that ... read more
86
Call it alternative, call it experimental, this is hip hop at its best!
Great music, innovative and pleasing.
Tom Simmons
91
Fav Tracks: Accordian, Shadows Of Tomorrow, Fancy Clown, Curls, American's Most Blunted, Money Folder, Meat Grinder, Eye, Operation Lifesaver AKA Mint Test, Raid, Figaro, Bistro, Rainbows, Rhinestone Cowboy, All Caps
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DETAILS

RELEASED: March 23, 2004
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Stones Throw
GENRE: Hip Hop
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# 6 - Pitchfork
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
Contributions By
royalflush, alexgonzriv, philthy
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