Operation: Doomsday

MF Doom - Operation: Doomsday
Critic Score
Based on 5 reviews
1999 Ratings: #7 / 110
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Based on 549 ratings
1999 Ratings: #20
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January 5, 1999 / Release Date
LP / Format
Fondle 'Em / Label
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MF DOOM's debut album is really boring, like really boring. I was expecting a pretty good album, since I sort of like his work, but what I got was a 19 track album that most of the time is filler. I feel like most of the skits are better than the rest of the album. And since I heard this album has had tons of praise from this community and critics alike, I was like, why not I listen to this, and after listening to this album, I think to myself, why do people like this album so much, like I ... read more
Like any villain, Dumile's turn towards the dark side has a back story. During his time in K.M.D. Dumile was known as Zev Love X and worked with his brother DJ Subroc. The group released one album, then their second was met with controversy due to the album cover and wasn't released for five years and had to be instead released on a separate label (the same label that released this album, Operation: Doomsday). At the time of their second albums release DJ Subroc was killed by an incoming car ... read more
[Genre: Abstract Hip Hop]

Also in this genre run I won't be listening to any albums I've already listened to, unless I haven't rated them or want to change my reviews on them. But hey, we're here, let's just review the thing already.

This was a good introduction to MF DOOM's solo material! While I'm more of a Madvillainy type of guy this album has some excellent lyrics and production. The production on this album fits Doom's rapping style extremely well and the super-villain theme is a great ... read more
While Operation: Doomsday didn't leave as big of an impression on me as Madvillainy - the first Doom project I've heard - this is still an amazing debut and is definitely a great introduction into Doom's solo work.

It's surprising that a 19 track album can be as consistently intriguing as this. This record kept my attention for the entire duration, which isn't something that happens too much with this genre. All of these songs had fantastic beats and even better flows performed by Doom ... read more

DOOM's production that unapologetically SCREAMS 90s underground Hip-Hop. Rhyme schemes that were ahead of their time. Solid features that play off DOOM brilliantly. This is an extraordinary debut that deserves all the praise it can get.

BEST: Go With The Flow, The Finest, Rhymes Like Dimes, Doomsday, ?, Dead Bent, Hey!, Red and Gold, Who You Think I Am, Tick, Tick…, Gas Drawls, The Mic

WEAKEST: Operation: Greenbacks
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Track List

  1. The Time We Faced Doom (Skit)
  2. Doomsday (Featuring Pebbles The Invisible Girl)
  3. Rhymes Like Dimes (Featuring DJ Cucumber Slice)
  4. The Finest (Featuring Tommy Gunn)
  5. Back in the Days (Skit)
  6. Go With the Flow
  7. Tick, Tick... (Featuring MF Grimm)
  8. Red & Gold
  9. The Hands of Doom (Skit)
  10. Who You Think I Am? (Featuring King Ceasar, Rodan, Megalon, Kamackeris & Kong)
  11. Doom, Are You Awake? (Skit)
  12. Hey!
  13. Operation: Greenbacks (Featuring Megalon)
  14. The M.I.C. (Featuring Pebbles The Invisible Girl)
  15. The Mystery of Doom (Skit)
  16. Dead Bent
  17. Gas Drawls
  18. ? (Featuring Kurious Jorge)
  19. Hero vs. Villain (Epilogue) (Featuring E. Mason)
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Added on: June 17, 2013