Danny Brown - XXX
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2011 Ratings: #20 / 903
Year End Rank: #41
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Based on 415 ratings
2011 Ratings: #10
August 15, 2011 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
FACT Magazine

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

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.

exception
93
i gave this album a first listen almost a year ago now, and i decided to go back into this review. danny brown dropped one of the most cohesive and charismatic albums of the 2010's with XXX. all of the songs work together so perfectly, as do all of the beats and lyrics that are present on each. danny brings up topics from partying and doing drugs to his past as a crack dealer. XXX showcases danny browns personality and talent as a rapper so perfectly that i really doubt he can top this. ... read more
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
snarekickblues
96
This isn't just a collection of loosely connected songs - this is an ALBUM. Every track here fits together sonically and conceptually like an intricate puzzle (except for maybe Radio Song - I appreciate the sentiment, but the ideas don't really fit).

The standout track for me is Monopoly - the intro is cool as shit, the beat bumps and has layers, and the bars are a perfect mixture of funny and badass

Best Tracks: XXX, Die Like a Rockstar, Monopoly, Blunt After Blunt, Outer Space, Adderall ... read more
Inglume
83
I would love to see some parts of this record remastered in some way, but Danny Brown's delivery is versatile along with the eclectic range of creative production on here. So, while there are parts that sound rougher than they may have intended to be, there is a lot to come back for on XXX.
FearFlour
80
One of the most entertaining rap albums of all time. It made me laugh a few times out of pure shock. And there's some very real skill in here too that would translate incredibly well later in his rapping career as a more serious but oddball player in the mainstream.
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Track List

  1. XXX 
  2. Die Like a Rockstar 
  3. Pac Blood 
  4. Radio Song 
  5. Lie4 
  6. I Will 
  7. Bruiser Brigade ft. Dopehead 0
  8. Detroit187 ft. Chip$ 
  9. Monopoly 
  10. Blunt After Blunt 
  11. Outer Space 
  12. Adderol Admiral
  13. DNA 
  14. Nosebleeds 
  15. Party All the Time 
  16. EWNESW 
  17. Fields
  18. Scrap or Die 
  19. 30
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Added on: September 12, 2011