J Dilla - Donuts
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Based on 9 reviews
2006 Ratings: #8 / 689
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2006 Ratings: #2
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This was absolutely genius

J. Dilla truly was a masterful beat maker it's a shame that his illness caused him to depart from this world all too soon.

RIP James Dewitt Yancey
people unironically listen to this shit?? HOOW??? not a single rap man to be found. its literally just noise. this site has really gone to the dogs. r.i.p. bozo 😹👎👎
(i know im on a streak of really high ratings. this is my last for the time being.)

It is a cold autumn's night. The wind gently stewed the leaves from their branches outside of my window. There, I sat by my record shelf, looking for ambiance. Eventually, I pull Dilla's seminal work Donuts off the shelf. "Ah, yes, a true classic," I thought, "let's spin this." I proceed to calmly put the vinyl on my player and queue up the next record for sides C and D. I then slouch at my ... read more
J Dilla is never one to disappoint, and that is especially true on his magnum opus, Donuts. Many things have been said about this album that I don't care to rephrase. All I will say is that I hope J Dilla's family is doing great, and HOLY SHIT THIS IS WERE LIGHTWORKS CAME FROM? There's actually a lot of beats on other albums that came from this album, and I had no clue. This record is absolutely one of the best hip-hop albums of all time. Just wonderful.
While I don't consider Donuts to be one of the most off-the-wall or genre-bending instrumental albums I've ever heard, the consistency, effort and talent put into this entire full-length album is nothing to ignore and deserves to be appreciated. There's rarely any dull moments for me, though the enjoyment of tracks generally are influenced by what you may find most appealing, as this album doesn't stick with a single sound or sonic concept for too long, which I find prefect for an album like ... read more
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Track List

  1. Donuts (Outro)
  2. Workinonit
  3. Waves
  4. Light My Fire
  5. The New
  6. Stop
  7. People
  8. The Diff'rence
  9. Mash
  10. Time: The Donut of the Heart
  11. Glazed
  12. Airworks
  13. Lightworks
  14. Stepson of the Clapper
  15. The Twister (Huh, What?)
  16. One Eleven
  17. Two Can Win
  18. Don't Cry
  19. Anti-American Graffiti
  20. Geek Down
  21. Thunder
  22. Gobstopper
  23. One for Ghost
  24. Dilla Says Go
  25. Walkinonit
  26. The Factory
  27. U-Love
  28. Hi
  29. Bye
  30. Last Donut of the Night
  31. Welcome to the Show

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