Madvillainy

Madvillain - Madvillainy
Critic Score
Based on 10 reviews
2004 Ratings: #3 / 396
User Score
2004 Ratings: #1
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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
Chode
100
Simply put, MF DOOM is the greatest rapper of all time. Kanye may be my personal favorite, but MF DOOM was the best. Very few rappers possess the same sense of humor, level of wit, and originality that DOOM possessed during his lifetime. Being as enigmatic as he was, not much was known about MF DOOM prior to him taking up his villainous name. After he founded the group KMD with his younger brother in 1988, whose passing in 1993 broke the group up, DOOM went on to become homeless from the year ... read more
MattsReviews
100
In honor of the rapper MF DOOM, I will be reviewing this legendary classic in hip hop. Rest in Peace Daniel Dumile. Rest easy legend, fly high. <3

"Madvillainy" is an album that I've been delaying an review for quite a while, and why's that? Because this album is a work of art that merits the most extreme regard and love it deserves. I can't really put into words on how exceptional this album is. The duo group, "Madvillain", contains 2 artists of the likes of MF DOOM and ... read more
CLJesse
83
Rest in peace to an inspiration, a boundary pushing, and deeply important rapper. Pay your respect to DOOM; he and his family deserve your love.
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
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Track List

1The Illest Villains
1:55
88
2Accordion
1:58
96
3Meat Grinder
2:11
96
4Bistro
1:07
90
5Raid
2:30
feat. MED
93
6America's Most Blunted
3:54
feat. Quasimoto
90
7Sickfit (Instrumental)
1:21
87
8Rainbows
2:51
88
9Curls
1:35
95
10Do Not Fire! (Instrumental)
0:52
86
11Money Folder
3:02
90
12Shadows of Tomorrow
2:36
feat. Quasimoto
89
13Operation Lifesaver a.K.A. Mint Test
1:30
87
14Figaro
2:25
96
15Hardcore Hustle
1:21
87
16Strange Ways
1:51
92
17Fancy Clown
1:55
96
18Eye
1:57
88
19Supervillain Theme (Instrumental)
0:52
91
20All Caps
2:10
98
21Great Day
2:16
91
22Rhinestone Cowboy
3:59
95
Total Length: 46 minutes

Year End Lists

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