Vaudeville Villain

Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2003 Ratings: #2 / 291
User Score
Based on 608 ratings
2003 Ratings: #3
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BGL13
89
who would have guessed that DOOM’s most emotional album would be released under a pseudonym?? while this albums tells the fictional story of viktor vaughan, it also describes systemic racism, relationship troubles, and the competitive nature of the rap scene. this is almost on par with madvillainy with every track beside the open mic nites being amazing and tracks 6-8 all being among my favorite DOOM songs in his entire discography.

faves: raedawn,let me watch, saliva, title track, ... read more
Toasterqueen12
91
This> Madvillainy

While Madvillainy feels like a comic book this one feels like I'm at a dive bar on slam poetry night. The bar smells of sawdust and is dimly lit. All the tables have a candle on them and the barkeep is bald and gruff. The tables all face the stage at the back of the room, and a hooded figure walks up to the microphone. He starts saying his poem. It's about death and destruction and other edgy things.

"this sucks" you think to yourself.

Suddenly, he stops. He ... read more
garfield
90
rest in peace to a legend
BradTasteMusic
81
I have never been a huge DOOM fan, but I gave this a chance. Glad I did. Really fantastic album front to back. I can’t add a lot that other people haven’t said better. It’s overall just really solid
TehSniper_143
95
R.I.P. Daniel Dumile

Unlike a good majority of DOOM projects, "Vaudeville Villain" is an incredibly dark release, especially considering the album that came before it being super jazzy and fun. There are many examples of the dark aesthetic like on "Modern Day Mugging" and "Let Me Watch". And there are some great DOOM tracks in general, like "Vaudeville Villain" and "A Dead Mouse". Overall, this is everything you could ask for in a DOOM project, ... read more
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Track List

  1. Overture
  2. Vaudeville Villain
  3. Lickupon
  4. The Drop
  5. Lactose and Lecithin
  6. A Dead Mouse
  7. Open Mic Nite, Pt. 1
  8. Raedawn
  9. Let Me Watch
  10. Saliva
  11. Modern Day Mugging
  12. Open Mic Nite, Pt. 2
  13. Never Dead
  14. Popsnot
  15. Mr. Clean
  16. G.M.C.
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Added on: June 17, 2013