AOTY 2019

Vaudeville Villain

Viktor Vaughn - Vaudeville Villain
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
2003 Ratings: #2 / 280
User Score
Based on 277 ratings
2003 Ratings: #1
September 16, 2003 / Release Date
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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
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
Mol
100
I thought it was MF DOOM before, then thought it was someone else, got really confused, went to this site, and then realized it is MF DOOM. Ok.
JustSomeGuy
77
Vaudeville Villain is probably MF Doom's darkest release yet, and it's still just as good as everything else I've heard from him. I can't say that I love this as much as most people here do, but it's still a great outing nonetheless.

Doom's lyrics and performance is easily one of the best I've heard from him yet. His flows here are definitely what really makes this album stand out as one of his best works yet and really elevated a lot of these songs to the point where I fell in love with them. ... read more
exception
92
the darkest project that we've been treated with from MF DOOM so far. the production strays away from the jazz style that made operation: doomsday so memorable, and goes towards a variety of different instruments and sounds used to make the beats. DOOM also delivers some of the better lyrics of his career, and tells a very clear and entertaining story. the only part of this project i didnt care for too much were the open mic nite tracks, i appreciate the intent but the interruptions by the ... 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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