Fantastic Damage

El-P - Fantastic Damage
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2002 Ratings: #2 / 191
User Score
Based on 317 ratings
2002 Ratings: #3
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
Spin

Damage picks up where Co Flow left off, slamming jagged boom-baps into computer-cash squeals like a recordo-on-spec score for a Blade Runner sequel set in Brooklyn.

89
Pitchfork
No doubt, El-P has delivered both what we'd hoped for and what we need right now. This is his statement for these times, and it's one of the finest hip-hop records I've heard all year.
70
Rolling Stone

Whether he's disparaging Disney or kicking sex raps, El-P propels his dense poetry with some serious conviction. He comes out swinging wildly, but Fantastic Damage has plenty of knockout force.

Atrocityblubber
100
one of the best albums to come out of the underground
Inglume
75
Eminem who? Never heard of him.

Damn, this thing really keeps growing on me with time. El-P, in my opinion, is definitely one of the most-underrated MCs that are still rapping as of current. This album in particular is by far one of the greatest hip hop albums to ever be conceived, both in the underground scene and in general.
Everything about this album is incredibly creative, versatile, entertaining, even wild and unexpected. The beats on this are comparable in quality to Madvillainy and ... read more
dovid_h
97
I'm gonna say it.

I'm Gonna Do it.

El-P >>>>>> Eminem
Basic_Garci
85
95% of the reviews are saying El-P > Eminem. I agree, he’s had a more solid discography, but everyone is forgetting that Eminem made FACK which solidifies him as the best raper of all time. Peace.
GeMann
85
Stepfather Factory and T.O.J. are awesome. Great production, but it's a bit inconsistent. I might like this more on later listens.
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Year End Lists

#11/Pitchfork
#27/SPIN

Track List

  1. Fantastic Damage
  2. Squeegee Man Shooting
  3. Deep Space 9mm
  4. Tuned Mass Damper (Instrumental)
  5. Dead Disnee
  6. Delorean
  7. Truancy
  8. The Nang, The Front, The Bush & The Shit
  9. Accidents Don't Happen
  10. Stepfather Factory
  11. T.O.J.
  12. Dr. Hellno & The Praying Mantus
  13. Lazerfaces' Warning
  14. Innocent Leader
  15. Constellation Funk
  16. Blood
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