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  • Summary: 'Madvillainy' is a collaboration between rapper MF Doom and producer Madlib.

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Rhinestone Cowboy
Hold the cold one like he old the cold gun Like he hold the microphone and stole the show for fun Hold my flow for ransom flows is handsome Hoes is... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 20
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  1. The A.V. Club
    100
    Like both artists' most transcendent work, Madvillainy retains its mystery and wonder after dozens of listens.
  2. Alternative Press
    100
    All invention and no indulgence. [Jun 2004, p.110]
  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. Madvillainy's strength lies in its mix between seemingly obtuse beats, samples, MCing, and some straight-up hip-hop bumping.
  5. Filter
    88
    Raw, crunchy beats and ugly, monster flows delivered in a punk album format. [#9, p.110]
  6. Blender
    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: 10 out of 152
  1. jetblack
    Aug 1, 2004
    10
    Best HipHop Album of 2004.......
  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 theA 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. BenS
    Jul 7, 2005
    10
    I can't call it the greatest rap album of all time, because I haven't heard them ALL but that said, my favorite rap album of all time.
  4. May 14, 2014
    10
    excellent album, great production by madlib great flow by doom. the best abstract hip hop in my opinion.. track after track doom staysexcellent album, great production by madlib great flow by doom. the best abstract hip hop in my opinion.. track after track doom stays consistent, the skits on this thing fit in well this was a game changer back in 04 Expand
  5. Jul 22, 2019
    10
    Truly one of the greatest rap albums of all time. Madlib's production is top notch with great uses of sampling and a really nice vintage feelTruly one of the greatest rap albums of all time. Madlib's production is top notch with great uses of sampling and a really nice vintage feel on the beats. DOOM's flow and rhymes are both clever and retrospective while still sticking to the super-villain character he plays throughout his albums. Overall, this album remains an example for what a good collaborative project should be with its stellar lyrics and instrumentals. Expand
  6. Sep 8, 2012
    9
    Fantastic album which has stood the testament of almost a decade. MF Doom continues to release unprecedented rhymes over classic MadlibFantastic album which has stood the testament of almost a decade. MF Doom continues to release unprecedented rhymes over classic Madlib instrumentals. A true hip-hop classic. Expand
  7. Mar 2, 2019
    0
    Even thought Madlib's production works as background music to take naps, doom just fails to be interesting and completely wastes these beatsEven thought Madlib's production works as background music to take naps, doom just fails to be interesting and completely wastes these beats with his nursery rhymes. Not really interested in listening to a fat comic book stan rhyming random words with awful monotonous flow. Expand

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