Madvillain: Madvillainy was released on my 30th birthday, 10 years ago. I had heard the buzz about it for months and decided to pick it up that day. I went to Luna (the best music shoppe in Indy) and picked up the last available copy. Happy Birthday, me!
I still listen to this album as much as anything I own. It’s brilliant, fun and feels like you’re listening to the past and the future all at once. Listen here:
The Onion A.V. Club has an article going into a lot of detail about just why this album is so good. Check it out if you like but you can take my word for it: This is one of the great hip-hop albums.