Madvillainy

Madvillain - Madvillainy
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2004 Ratings: #3 / 395
User Score
2004 Ratings: #1
Liked by 91 people
March 23, 2004 / Release Date
LP / Format
Stones Throw / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
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
100
HipHopDX

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

94
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
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
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.
90
Prefix

Out of hip-hop’s constant conflicted state comes Madvillainy, showing us that it’s not wrong — but that it’s damn right — to keep it “unreal” in hip-hop culture.

80
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

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.

75
Entertainment Weekly

Madvillainy does not match the sharp comic storytelling of last year’s Vaudeville Villain; it’s more of an indie rap blowing session by two guys near the top of their game.

AZIZ
97
DORITOS, FRITOS OR CHEETOS
exception
99
this record is now my favorite from mf doom. he has some of the most talent out of any rapper, and the production from madlib puts this on another level. one of the best collab LPs from 2 incredible people.
fav tracks: accordion, americas most blunted, fancy clown, rhinestone cowboy
least fav tracks: rainbows
KIDWITHGUNs
100
MASTAPEECE!

God has left the chat

BEST ! : Accordion, Meat Grinder, Raid, America's Most Blunted, Sickfit, Rainbows, Curls, Do Not Fire!, Money Folder, Shadows Of Tomorrow, Operation Lifesaver/Mint Test, Figaro, Hardcore Hustle, Strange Ways, Fancy Clown, Eye, Supervillain Theme, All Caps, Great Day, Rhinestone Cowboy

WEAKEST ! : Hmmmmm.... The Illest Villains if I had to choose
TOMSMSMSM
90
There's plenty of reasons why Madvillainy stands out so much from another contemporary hip hop acts.
Starting off, the simple presence of MF DOOM here stomps, with his instantly recognizable delivery, his humour and charisma, he gives the duo a lot of fun and color.
In the other half, this is also one of my favorite hip hop records in terms of production, thanks to Madlib, he handled the sound of the album wonderfully, contributing so well to this whole cartoony, villainous vibe that ... read more
Songsearcher1
80
100th Rating. Woo!
This album did something incredible. It made me like hip-hop. I hate the genre for its repetitiveness, its whiny ass vocalists and the usually terrible lyrics. But hell, I love a lot of this album.
MF Doom certainly has a great voice, with an incredible flow. The other vocalists are quite nice also too, and I even like Quasimoto, even though he can get quite annoying.
The beats are great, and I adored some like "Raid" or "Meat Grinder", and Madlib ... read more
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Year End Lists

#6/Pitchfork
#7/Slant Magazine
#17/SPIN

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
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