Madvillain ‎– Madvillainy

Stones Throw Records ‎– STH2065
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album

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1A The Illest Villains 1:55
2A Accordion 1:58
3A Meat Grinder 2:11
4A Bistro 1:08
5A Raid
Featuring – M.E.D. Aka Medaphoar*Written-By – N. Rodriguez*
1B America's Most Blunted
Featuring – Quasimoto
2B Sickfit (Inst.) 1:21
3B Rainbows 2:51
4B Curls 1:33
5B Do Not Fire! (Inst.) 0:52
6B Money Folder 2:41
1C Scene Two (Voice Skit) 0:20
2C Shadows Of Tomorrow
Featuring – Quas*
3C Operation Lifesaver AKA Mint Test 1:30
4C Figaro 2:25
5C Hardcore Hustle
Featuring – Wildchild (2)Written-By – J. Brown*
6C Strange Ways 1:23
1D (Intro) 0:29
2D Fancy Clown
Featuring – Viktor VaughnVocals [Additional] – Allah's Reflection
3D Eye
Featuring – Stacy Epps
4D Supervillain Theme (Inst.) 0:52
5D All Caps 2:10
6D Great Day
Written-By – Lord Scotch 79
7D Rhinestone Cowboy 4:00

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Produced [...] for Madlib Invazion
Publishing: D. Dumile (Lord Dihoo Music ASCAP), O. Jackson Jr. (Madlib Invazion, BMI), [5C] J. Brown (KRB Music, BMI)
"Accordion" contains a sample from "Experience" by Daedelus, used courtesy of Plug Research.
Mixed and Mastered at Bionic, Los Angeles.
Recorded at Bionic, The Bomb Shelter in Los Angeles and DOOM's Crib in Atlanta.

© 2004 Stones Throw Records
Manufactured and Distributed by Fat Beats Distribution

Rim text, Side A: Written in cold blood with a tooth pick
Rim text, Side C: Songs lit in the booth with the best host / doing bong hits on the roof within the west coast

Tracklisting as displayed on labels.

BPM does not appear on release.
1A: 96 | 2A: 97 | 3A: 88 | 4A: 91 | 5A: 100
1B: 95 | 2B: 95 | 3B: 94 | 4B: 89 | 5B: 89 | 6B: 94
1C: - | 2C: 95 | 3C: 94 | 4C: 91 | 5C: 90 | 6C: 94
1D: - | 2D: 90 | 3D: 94 | 4D: 87 | 5D: 87 | 6D: 86 | 7D: 91

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 6 59457 20651 2
  • Barcode (Compact text): 659457206512
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A [hand etched]): STH2065-SA JD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B [hand etched]): STH2065-SB JD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C [hand etched]): STH2065-SC JD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D [hand etched]): STH2065-SD JD
  • Matrix / Runout (A & C side runout stamp): MASTERDISK

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
STH2065 Madvillain Madvillainy(CD, Album, Enh) Stones Throw Records STH2065 US 2004 Sell This Version
STH2065 Madvillain Madvillainy(Cass, Album) Stones Throw Records STH2065 US 2014 Sell This Version
STH2065 Madvillain Madvillainy(Cass, Album, Ltd) Stones Throw Records STH2065 US 2018 Sell This Version
PIASX 040 DLP, 940.0040.012 Madvillain Madvillainy(2xLP, Album) PIAS UK, PIAS UK PIASX 040 DLP, 940.0040.012 UK 2004 Sell This Version
STH2065 Madvillain Madvillainy(CD, Album, Enh, RE) Stones Throw Records STH2065 US 2010 Sell This Version


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November 15, 2018
edited 2 months ago
I compared my copy of this pressing to a high quality CD rip and I found it hard to notice any difference. Equipment: Bowers&Wilkins 703, Rotel1080/Rotel1082, Ortofon 2M Blue.

Also a very clean copy without any pops or noise.


August 18, 2018
edited 4 months ago
💣My score:
Enjoyability: 19/20
Variety: 15/20
Appeal/lyrics: 19/20
Originality: 18/20
Skills: 19/20
A colorful, funky, inventive and impressive trip through twisted but appealing spaces and characters.


May 1, 2018
Agreed this pressing isn't exactly high fidelity. There is a some loss of detail/ high end frequency. Look, it's passable for sure but for the 30 odd quid I spent on it in a local store I expect more.


March 19, 2018
edited 10 months ago
This pressing sounds pretty darn bad. The hard rolled off top-end + the already compressed nature of these songs make the songs sound like they're playing underwater. It's OK to play sometimes and I enjoy it but I wish they would have made a proper vinyl master.


November 21, 2017

One of the dopest hip hop collab albums ever released if not the best. Classic 🔥


October 15, 2017
My copy of this release has some slight warp but a very low noise floor with some occasional pops (not cleaned). The sound stage is huge with great separation. Strong bottom end and strong midrange but high frequencies are a bit soft. Overall the mix has an old school sound. A little bit canned, but in a cool way. This album grew on me quickly and I recommend this release. (Rega Planar 3, Exact 2 cart, PSE Studio SL, Linn LK85, Linn interconnects, Linn Katans - Linn Sizmik 12.45" for 2.1)


January 26, 2017
edited about 1 year ago
Are all the vinyl copies censored? Just noticed there's a volume dip on 'Fancy Clown' on my copy. No 'fuckin' in 'fuckin around'... Can't remember if I bought it from Stones Throw or Juno, must be the 2006 press.


April 14, 2016
Earlier leaked version is about a million times better than the official release, where DOOM doesn't sound like he's moments away from falling asleep... and actually spits with some passion. Still, official version is aight, but those older vocal takes were waaaay better, in my opinion.


January 23, 2016
edited over 2 years ago

In the early 2000's, MF DOOM was my favorite MC and Madlib was my favorite beat producer. When this collab was announced, It was the most anticipated album for me of all time. It was at least 6 months before anymore news broke, and all of a sudden.... the album was leaked into cyber space....someone stole the album and leaked it,so DOOM and Madlib went back to square one and rewrote the whole album....I couldn't' wait any longer, I had the LP pre-ordered from sandbox automatic. When it was finally released, what more can I say...It was everything I could of hoped for in a DOOM/Madlib collab; spacey deep groove beats littered with jazz samples. Super stoney sound, like a blunt was being smoked in the studio nonstop. DOOM sounds especially inspired and it shows with his trademark flow and poetic clever lyrics....In my top 5 hip-hop albums of all time. I still have my Madvillian original promo poster released with the pre-order.


December 9, 2015