Madvillainy - Madvillain
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Universal acclaim- based on 278 Ratings

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  • Summary: 'Madvillainy' is a collaboration between rapper MF Doom and producer Madlib.
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 20
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
  3. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. All invention and no indulgence. [Jun 2004, p.110]
  2. Like both artists' most transcendent work, Madvillainy retains its mystery and wonder after dozens of listens.
  3. Madvillainy isn't really an inaccessible record. It may take a couple of spins for you to get involved, but once you've passed that initial adaptation, it stays with you.
  4. The problem with Madvillainy, if it can even be termed a problem, is that Doom and Madlib just have too many ideas.
  5. 88
    Raw, crunchy beats and ugly, monster flows delivered in a punk album format. [#9, p.110]
  6. 70
    A torrid album that marries old-school rap aesthetics to punk-rock concision. [May 2004, p.127]

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 8 out of 122
  1. jfletch
    Apr 15, 2004
    10
    completely testicles
  2. Nov 6, 2011
    10
    A masterpiece. MF DOOM is one of the most talented rappers I have ever heard (and I've heard 100's of albums), and Madlib is one of the greatest and most diverse producers in the world. The combination of the two works extremely well, as the two have a very similar sound. This is a must for any hip hop fan to listen to. Expand
  3. SteK
    Feb 2, 2005
    10
    Genius. Anyone who doesn't rate this album highly needs to re-assess the way they evaluate pretty much everything. Or they could just turn off MTV. Expand
  4. Lukas
    Jan 17, 2008
    10
    Utterly unique, thick bass lines, fantastic jazz samples and the greatest rapper of all time to boot, any of you fools that gave this a bad review have no taste and are the reason most hip hop is crap nowadays. Expand
  5. Jul 13, 2012
    10
    This is where true rap and hip-hop is. This is what most rap artists are missing. Originality. It has it's own independent style in the lyrically and production department. Perfection, literally... Expand
  6. DanA
    Jun 24, 2007
    9
    An awesome album, but really the only flaw holding it back is the length of some tracks.
  7. BubbaHick
    Jan 7, 2006
    0
    This album suck how dare you people vote 10 for this piece of SH** album.

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