|Studio album by El-P|
|Released||May 14, 2002|
|Genre||Alternative hip hop, underground hip hop|
|Tiny Mix Tapes|||
Fantastic Damage is the first proper full-length solo album by New York rapper and producer El-P, released on his own Definitive Jux label on May 14, 2002. The tracks "Fantastic Damage", "Deep Space 9mm", and "The Nang, the Front, the Bush and the Shit" were featured in the El-P-scored graffiti film Bomb the System. An instrumental version of the album, Fandam Plus: Instrumentals, Remixes, Lyrics & Video, was released on 1 October 2002. This double disc release included all the instrumentals of Fantastic Damage on its first disc and three remixes, the Fantastic Damage lyrics, and video footage on its second disc.
Rhapsody ranked the album #8 on its "Hip-Hop’s Best Albums of the Decade" list [dead link] and included it on its list of "The 10 Best Albums By White Rappers".[dead link] "Dark, cavernous and confrontational, Fantastic Damage is more concerned with being respected than it is liked, which makes it the perfect soundtrack for a post-9/11 U.S. Throughout, El-P's jaded rhymes are oblique and delivered in halting rhythms, while the album's lo-fi, electro-infused production is simply jarring. A landmark indie release." Pitchfork Media ranked the album as the 11th best of 2002.
|2.||"Squeegee Man Shooting"||El-P||4:24|
|3.||"Deep Space 9mm"||El-P||3:47|
|4.||"Tuned Mass Damper"||El-P||4:05|
|6.||"Delorean" (featuring Aesop Rock and Ill Bill)||El-P||5:33|
|8.||"The Nang, The Front, The Bush And The Shit"||El-P||5:37|
|9.||"Accidents Don't Happen" (featuring Cage and Camu Tao)||El-P||4:50|
|12.||"Dr. Hellno And The Praying Mantus" (featuring Vast Aire)||El-P||4:39|
|16.||"Blood" (featuring Mr. Lif And C-Rayz Walz)||El-P||4:26|
Squeegee Man Shooting
Deep Space 9mm
Tuned Mass Damper
Dr. Hell No and The Praying Mantis
- "Verso L'alba" by Fabio Frizzi
- "Power Surge" by Chris Rae & Frank McDonald
Accidents Don't Happen
- Artwork: Dan Ezra Lang
- Art direction: Dan Ezra Lang, El-P
- Mixing: Nasa, El-P
- Engineering: Nasa, El-P
|U.S. Billboard 200||198|
|U.S. Top Heatseekers||9|
|U.S. Independent Albums||14|
|U.S. Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums||82|
- Allmusic review
- Dusted Magazine review
- Entertainment Weekly review
- Pitchfork Media review
- PopMatters review
- Rolling Stone review
- Stylus Magazine review
- Tiny Mix Tapes review
- "Hip-Hop’s Best Albums of the Decade" Retrieved 12 January 2010.
- The 10 Best Albums By White Rappers Referenced 26 July 2010
- "Top 50 Albums of 2002 (page 4)" Retrieved 26 April 2010.
- allmusic ((( Fantastic Damage > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums ))). Allmusic. Accessed May 22, 2008.