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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.

100
Alternative Press

All invention and no indulgence.

100
The Needle Drop

A defining record for abstract Hip-Hop. Unique, next-level, amazing, mind-blowing production from track-to-track.

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.

80
The Observer
This new partnership with Madlib is a bid for commercial stability, and at first listen it's a good match. Madlib's beats, crafted with a jazzman's careful carelessness, fit well with Doom's slurred delivery and cultivated torpor.
80
Q Magazine

One utterly badass album.

80
Mojo

The wily creativity on display here is astonishing.

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

Living off borrowed time the clock ticks faster.

Simply put, MF DOOM is the greatest rapper of all time. Kanye may be my personal favorite from a discography standpoint, but MF DOOM was the very 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, ... 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

78

easy listening

PinkFloyd73
100

π˜›π˜©π˜¦ π˜ͺ𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘡 𝘷π˜ͺ𝘭𝘭𝘒π˜ͺ𝘯𝘴.
An absolutely astounding hip-hop record. You see, MF DOOM and Madlib are like cookies and milk. They work so well together. And this album just shows how powerful these two really are.
R.I.P MF DOOM
1971-2020
10/10 - Masterpiece

bigmanfunclub
94

I dunno about that "sweet minor" business, I mean he is a supervillain so I guess it's in character.

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