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90
FACT Magazine

XXX might just represent the most polished and fully formed manifestation of street-meets-art rap so far.

90
AllMusic

XXX is a bloated album; 19-track albums are a thing of the early millennium past. But this bloat is a gluttonous glory.

90
Sputnikmusic

It’s precisely how over-the-top the mixtape is that settles it as one of the great hip-hop releases of the past few years. Brown’s lively lyricism and the brilliantly schizophrenic and experimental production form a beautiful team, and the release benefits greatly from every nasally whine, every trippy 808 and unearthly synth hook.

82
Pitchfork
The audacious Detroit rapper with a strangled voice and a penchant for depravity transforms his jagged edges into a compelling and immersive universe. Brown's voice is uniquely suited to conveying wild-eyed, loose-cannon insanity, and the rising note of panic in it makes every mention of snorting crushed Adderall hurt.
80
The Needle Drop

Detroit rapper Danny Brown's latest album functions in extremes. They're not really the angry, voluminous extremes the latest Death Grips album functions on. They're more like extremes of excess.

70
PopMatters
Beyond its confrontational veneer lies a 19 track collection of a good number of 2011’s hardest, freshest, most concrete bars imaginable.
Knxckebeatz
84

This makes me want to smoke crack

Space Vacation
99

My favorite album of all time.
I'll never forget my first time listening, and have probably listened 30+ times since...
I could throw on 17-18 out of the 19 songs at any time, never get sick of them, and even sing along with every word.
Amazing, vibrant, personal, eccentric: Danny's lyrics tell amazing tales of his childhood and other life changing moments he has experienced.
Bedded perfectly with boisterous or even dark and sinister instrumentals; Danny slaughters it.
Close to ... read more

Plats
98

THIS is the Danny Brown I know and love! Everything that has defined his career all got birthed by "XXX". The experimental hip hop production is vibrant and spectacular and the pacing is excellent. But the real star of the show is the Adderall Admiral himself. It isn't just the delivery, vocals and flows that shine here, the stories he tells are nothing short of engaging! The lyrics go from pussy-eatin' and dick suckin’ to themes that recall impactful, albeit traumatic, ... read more

91

pretty good, man

ItsJustNoise
90

This shit was a classic the day it came out.

Atrocity Exhibition is one of my favorite albums of all time, regardless of genre. Of course, I've heard this album but my interest was kinda washed away after AE. But returning to it, while It's obv not as legendary as Danny's more ambitious and creative works, this shit still fucking bops. Rarely would I say an album with an 83 rating is underrated but the world is a strange place. Every song is hard and crushing, while still remaining catchy af. ... read more

Pengu776
91

my ears get really confused whenever i listen to this

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Track List

1XXX
1:50
93
2Die Like a Rockstar
2:25
90
3Pac Blood
2:32
90
4Radio Song
2:21
77
5Lie4
3:11
79
6I Will
3:15
77
7Bruiser Brigade
3:44
feat. DOPEHEAD
79
8Detroit187
3:05
feat. Chip$
78
9Monopoly
2:44
91
10Blunt After Blunt
3:25
82
11Outer Space
2:44
83
12Adderall Admiral
1:43
78
13DNA
2:56
92
14Nosebleeds
1:36
83
15Party All the Time
3:28
86
16Ewnesw
2:23
79
17Fields
2:33
82
18Scrap or Die
3:56
81
1930
3:18
94
Total Length: 53 minutes
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Added on: September 12, 2011