on June 11, 2004
MF Doom's best solo album yet, even though Operation Doomsday was a masterpiece.
He has already surpassed Kool Keith as the king of the concept album and alter ego.
His rhymes and his beats are spectacular. The Metal Face villain has struck again.
And the last track with the 3:00 rain storm before the song is really eerie, I just wished that song would have kept the same beats throughout the song.
My favorite tracks on this album are:
My favorite verses from the album:
"V Vaughn the traveling Vaudeville villain, who doesn't give a give a flyin' f#*k who ain't not feeling him."
"Viktor the director flip a script like Rob Reiner, the way a lot of dudes rhyme their name should be knob-shiner. For a buck they likely dance the jig or the huckle buck to Vik it's no big deal they're just a bunch of knuckle f#*ks."
"Write a rhyme like a book report. Sell it to a rookie -- you can tell by the hook he bought. You ain't know he sells hooks and choruses. They couldn't bang the slang if they looked in thesauruses."
on April 10, 2004
Yep, I pretty much agree with the other reviewers here. MF Doom is one of the few names in Hip Hop I still check for. I actually wasn't aware of this project 'til I saw it in the store, but bought it based on his previous material. Just finished listening to it and wasn't disppointed.
Bit early to say whether this is as good as Op Doomsday considering how fresh that album sounds 6 yrs after release...
Put some money in the man's pocket - buy this...
on March 18, 2004
OK. I love music a lot. I mean a lot. But rap never seemed to do it for me. Underground was too preachy to me like I was doing something wrong or being yelled at. And Mainstream was just boring. But out of nowhere I come across this album and it turns my music tastes upside down. I cant stop listening to Viktor Vaughn. He has a flow that is undeniable, line after line of hilarious and clever rhymes, but most importantly he follows no trends. Like all great artists, he lives in his own world and doesnt even really know what goes on around him in the rest of the rap world. The result, a piece of art that doesnt try to be anything, but just is.
on February 26, 2004
okay, first off i just want to say that this review is coming from someone who doesn't really follow hip hop. i'm a white suburban male who normally listens to indy music. but what i've found here has changed my perception of where hip hop is going. this is not the mtv/radio hip hop that i'm used to. it's on a much higher level. this is hip hop that innovates. it doesn't follow the same routine of most popular rap, but at the same time doesn't drift totally away from the culture. MF Doom (a.k.a Viktor Vaughn) is the man behind this project, and with the help of several other djs, he makes some of the most inventive hip hop to come out in a long time. it travels the fine line between conventionality and artistic expression. and if your turned off by the fact that this is coming from some suburban white guy, at least know that this album still holds true to the streets, yo.
on January 17, 2004
Everything on this album is amazing. Definitely one of the best albums of the past year. It would take the uninitiated a few listens to get it, but believe me, this album is worth it. A completely incredible piece of work! ...