Operation: Doomsday

Operation: Doomsday is the debut studio album by British New York rapper MF DOOM, marking his return to the hip hop scene after the demise of his group KMD. The album was released on Fondle 'Em Records in 1999, and reissued by Sub Verse Records in 2001 with a slightly altered track listing.[2] Operation: Doomsday has been ranked as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time. A remastered edition of the original version was released in 2015.[3]

Operation: Doomsday
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 22, 1999 [1] (September 22, 1999 [1])
GenreHip hop, jazz rap, psychedelic hip hop
Length57:58
LabelFondle 'Em
ProducerMetal Fingers, DJ Subroc
MF DOOM chronology
Mr. Hood (with KMD)
(1991)
Operation: Doomsday
(1999)
MF EP
(2000)
Alternative covers
2011 re-release edition
2011 re-release edition
Alternative cover
2015 remastered edition
2015 remastered edition

ReleaseEdit

It was announced on 16 December 2010 that Operation: Doomsday was being reissued in 2011. The reissue cover was designed by Jason Jagel, who did the art for Mm.. Food.[4] It was reported that there were licensing issues with the original artwork that caused problems with reissuing. Stones Throw Records stated that DOOM was working on a track-listing for the reissue.[5]

Critical receptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic     [6]
The A.V. ClubA[7]
Muzik5/5[8]
NME6/10[9]
Pitchfork8.9/10[10]
Record Collector     [11]
Spin8/10[12]
The Village VoiceB+[13]

AccoladesEdit

Publication Country Accolade Year Rank
Complex US 25 Best Long Island Rap Albums[14] 2012 5
Consequence of Sound US Top 20 Hip-Hop Solo Albums[15] 2013 9
Fact UK The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s[16] 2012 37
100 Best Indie Hip-Hop Records of All Time[17] 2015 6
About.com US 100 Best Hip-Hop Albums[18] 2015 97
Hip-Hop Connection US The 100 Greatest Rap Albums 1995-2005[19] 2006 3

Track listingEdit

All tracks produced by Metal Fingers, except "The Hands of Doom" produced by DJ Subroc.

No.TitleLength
1."The Time We Faced Doom (Skit)"2:04
2."Doomsday" (featuring Pebbles the Invisible Girl)4:58
3."Rhymes Like Dimes" (featuring DJ Cucumber Slice)4:18
4."The Finest" (featuring Tommy Gunn)4:01
5."Back in the Days (Skit)"0:45
6."Go with the Flow"3:36
7."Tick, Tick…" (featuring MF Grimm)4:04
8."Red and Gold" (featuring King Geedorah)4:42
9."The Hands of Doom (Skit)"1:50
10."Who You Think I Am?" (featuring King Ceasar, Rodan, Megalon, Kamackeris, King Geedorah and Kong)3:24
11."Doom, Are You Awake? (Skit)"1:12
12."Hey!"3:46
13."Operation: Greenbacks" (featuring Megalon)3:46
14."The Mic" (featuring Pebbles the Invisible Girl)3:02
15."The Mystery of Doom (Skit)"0:21
16."Dead Bent"2:22
17."Gas Drawls"3:43
18."?" (featuring Kurious)3:33
19."Hero vs. Villain (Epilogue)" (featuring E. Mason)3:33
Total length:57:58

"Hero vs. Villain (Epilogue)" was replaced by "I Hear Voices Pt. 1" in the 2001 edition of the album.

MF Doom is credited as a feature on multiple tracks on this album, using the alias "King Geedorah".

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://twitter.com/koolboblove/status/1119776895350915072?s=19
  2. ^ MF DOOM - Complete Discography Archived 15 December 2006 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Operation Doomsday: Original Version Remastered". Amazon.com. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 30 May 2017.
  4. ^ "Jason Jagel for MF Doom operation:doomsday Reissue". Archived from the original on 20 January 2010. Retrieved 20 January 2010.
  5. ^ A peek at MF DOOM's Operation Doomsday reissue in 2010
  6. ^ Cordor, Cyril. "Operation: Doomsday – MF Doom". AllMusic. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  7. ^ Rabin, Nathan (26 April 2011). "MF Doom: Operation Doomsday: Lunchbox". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  8. ^ Ashon, Will (July 2001). "MF Doom: Operation Doomsday (Subverse, USA)". Muzik (74): 145.
  9. ^ "MF Doom: Operation Doomsday". NME: 41. 30 June 2001.
  10. ^ Cohen, Ian (25 April 2011). "MF DOOM: Operation Doomsday". Pitchfork. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  11. ^ Draper, Jason (May 2011). "MF Doom – Operation Doomsday". Record Collector (388). Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  12. ^ Caramanica, Jon (August 2000). "KMD: Black Bastards / M.F. Doom: Operation Doomsday". Spin. 16 (8): 152–54. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  13. ^ Christgau, Robert (7 August 2001). "Consumer Guide". The Village Voice. Retrieved 12 May 2016.
  14. ^ "The 25 Best Long Island Rap Albums – 5. MF DOOM, Operation: Doomsday (1998)". Complex. 8 July 2012. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  15. ^ "Top 20 Hip-Hop Solo Albums". Consequence of Sound. 23 October 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  16. ^ "The 100 Best Albums of the 1990s". FACT Magazine: Music News, New Music. Retrieved 26 February 2017.
  17. ^ "The 100 best indie hip-hop records of all time – 06. MF Doom – Operation: Doomsday(Fondle 'Em, 1999)". Fact. 25 February 2015. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  18. ^ "100 Best Hip-Hop Albums (1/10)". About.com. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  19. ^ "HIP-HOP CONNECTION's 100 BEST ALBUMS 1995-2005". RateYourMusic. Retrieved 26 February 2017.

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