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5.0 out of 5 stars The best rap album in years
If you've located this page, you are probably aware of the sorry state of rap music nowadays and perhaps looking for an alternative. Well my friend, you've found Madvillainy, so look no further.
So who are this 'Madvillain'? Well, they're a duo made up of MC MF Doom and producer Madlib. Before collaborating on this album, they had both been involved in many amazing...
Published on 21 Jun 2005 by scatterbrain6534

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2 of 33 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Why oh why oh why oh why???
The title of my review is simple: The bootleg of this album (or demo or whatever you wanna call it) has been around for some years, and as a collection of half-tracks, it really got a lot of people excited for the finished product. The finished product arrives years later and nobody that heard the demos expected this - one big mess. The demos were dirty and raw, and once...
Published on 19 Aug 2004 by M. D. Jacobs


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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Got more lyrics than the church got "Ooh Lord"'s, 7 April 2006
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This review is from: Madvillainy (Audio CD)
Very good hip-hop album by the legendary Metal Face and jazz sampling maestro Madlib, two music makers who in their respective roles as MC and producer fly most in the face of popular gangsta/commercial rap. Some say this is Doom's best album, and while i personally prefer Vaudeville Villain, his bizarre and impossibly complex lyrics are really well complemented by some of the best beats Madlib has done yet. Certainly those who enjoyed Lord Quas's timeless "Unseen" album will feel right at home here with the eerie film dialogue clips (rock on Sun-Ra!), haunting jazz loops and overall nicely blunted atmosphere; whilst Quasimoto's first effort was a very laid back album, Doom's influence seems to have given Madlib's production a bit more of a mischievous energetic feel (whilst still being a killer smoke-up album). One thing tho, this album is a definite grower, and stayed ignored for a good couple of weeks by me after the first listen. But give it time and get a feel for what the duo are trying to do, and you will rarely find another hip hop album as fresh or inventive as Madvillainy.
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My heart should'nt be able to take this kinda excitement!?!, 4 April 2004
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M. Esq "eleuthranaut" (the Original York City) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Madvillainy (Audio CD)
some days are just soooo exciting it hurts, ....the two most powerful VILLAINS of the next decade have gotten together to create some more very special moments that can be linked with the straight genius that is MF DOOM! what can i say except that if you,like me?, have spent some of your earthly hours following the pied piper of DOOM on his travels across the last couple of years then you'll probably weep tears of joy when you hear this, so don't think about it anymore, pondering is just pointless at this point! HAND over your hard earned cash & then wait as patiently as possible for the letter box to rattle just days later! it's all good my friends, all good! & if your feeling plucky buy the enhanced version and you'll own a MADVILLAIN video too, it's almost too much is'nt it?? enjoy.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars who is doom anyway?, 29 Nov 2004
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This review is from: Madvillainy (Audio CD)
Anyone giving this album two stars becasue they downloaded the sample EP too early, deserves to be disappointed. Money-orientated production and notable fame is everything this album isn't. Doom's 'members only' lyrical style is smoother than melted toffee and the musical depth of this album is both interesting and surprising. MF Doom & Madlib have sewn together a jazz/hip-hop patchwork quilt that will raise the eyebrows of even the most doubtful.
As always with a Doom production you are guaranteed clever lyrics and a level of personality that is stylised to some degree, even imitated, but never bettered. This is a real clash of the titans that seemed to have only made a little thud far off in the background of the hiphop world. Absolutely unmissable...
Gets headz nodding everytime.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best of any in 2005, one of the best hip-hop ever, 30 May 2005
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S. Webb "strawberryletter23" (Home Counties) - See all my reviews
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What I really love about this album is the way it resists the temptation to drag the songs on too long. True, some of the skits can get irritating and it lacks soul in places. But if like me you think that hip-hop albums (even some of the classics - I'm looking at you PE) are almost universally too long, this is refreshing as it leaves you gasping for more despite the 22 tracks, the songs don't hang around til they've outstayed their welcome - before you know whats hit you its moved on.
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3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Album that changed hiphop for me, 31 Aug 2005
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I bought this album based on reveiws from a hiphop mag which gave it rave reveiws,
when i first heard it i thought what the hell is this junk,well it'll make a good coster.
But the more i listenend to it the more it grew on me,it was my first taste of doom and i think it was his amazing flow that kept me coming back.
and now i have every record doom has done!
THIS ALBUM COMPLEATLY CHANGED MY TASTE IN HIPHOP!!!!!
It encoranged me to explore more underground artists,
alot of people don't get this album at first (i was one of them) but if you have an open mind it will probably become one of your favorite albums.
top tracks are:
Accordian
Figaro
Strange Ways
Rhinestone Cowboy
This album is for TRUE HIPHOP HEADZ ONLY!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Nice beats, too much speak., 14 April 2009
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Ok so you have great groove master madliv, but then this MC, thats ok,....the first 3 or 4 tracks.....thats it no more please.I didn like the entire disk just because of that, almost all tracks are MC singed and, in my opinion, is not a good MC anyway.
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2 of 33 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Why oh why oh why oh why???, 19 Aug 2004
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M. D. Jacobs (The UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Madvillainy (Audio CD)
The title of my review is simple: The bootleg of this album (or demo or whatever you wanna call it) has been around for some years, and as a collection of half-tracks, it really got a lot of people excited for the finished product. The finished product arrives years later and nobody that heard the demos expected this - one big mess. The demos were dirty and raw, and once tweaked up a bit on production, would have made for one helluva album. Instead, the $-signs must have taken over, as the nervousness of the two megastars involved must have caused this whole re-working of a great album into a shoddy effort. This is a shame, because people would've supported the original release despite downloading it on Kazaa years ago. Everyone wants to get paid, but you two should have known better...
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