20th anniversary edition! To celebrate 2 decades with one of MF DOOM's most beloved projects, Big Dada have made the album available in it's original form, on black double vinyl with repro white and red gatefold sleeve. They've also included the Anti-Matter 7-inch with its own pic sleeve sporting original artwork. Here's the OG Lab review:
For me, buying MF Doom records is one of the few activities that captures that feeling of refuge found in thrift stores when you are trapped in suburbia, seeking a getaway from all the predictability and mass market chain stores. Doom is one of today's true variables. You can never imagine his next move. His 2003 debut release on Ninja Tune's subsidiary Big Dada is what you'd expect from the unexpected; nothing and everything. The album is truly free form, only relying on the boom bip frame. I love the GTO-type of I-can-drive-fucking-anywhere-I-want feeling on "Fastlane" featuring Biolante. Beautiful downtempo? Check the instrumental interlude "Monster Zero," which sets up the unbelievably smooth talkin "Anti Matter" clack clack clack. Throughout the album, Doom's beats make unknown emcees sound like lottery picks, check quickies like "Lockjaw" featuring Trunks. Fittingly, Doom takes on the final track, "The Fine Print." Is that an outtro or what? Off into the dust. 13 tracks in all with lots of guests. Recommended.
- black double vinyl pressing w/ bonus 7-inch single
- housed in repro gatefold sleeve w/ original monochromatic album art
- original release year: 2003
- music label: Big Dada 2023
reviewed by the mgmnt 10/2005