Mm.. Food

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Mm.. Food
Mmfood.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedNovember 16, 2004 (2004-11-16)
GenreHip hop
Length48:49
LabelRhymesayers Entertainment
ProducerMetal Fingers, Count Bass D, Madlib, PNS
MF Doom chronology
Venomous Villain
(2004)
Mm.. Food
(2004)
The Mouse and the Mask
(2005)
Singles from Mm.. Food
  1. "Hoe Cakes"
    Released: 2004
Mm.. LeftOvers
Bonus disc
Bonus disc

Mm.. Food is the fifth studio album by British-American rapper/producer MF Doom. It was released via Rhymesayers Entertainment on November 16, 2004.[1] It peaked at number 17 on Billboard's Independent Albums chart and number 9 on Heatseekers Albums chart.[2] The title, 'MM.. FOOD' is an anagram of 'M.F. DOOM'.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic81/100[3]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[4]
Alternative Press4/5 stars[5]
The Boston Phoenix3/4 stars[6]
Entertainment WeeklyB+[7]
The Guardian3/5 stars[8]
HipHopDX4/5[9]
NME7/10[10]
Pitchfork7.5/10[11]
Uncut4/5 stars[12]
URB4/5 stars[13]

Garnering universal acclaim upon release, Mm.. Food received an average score of 81 from Metacritic, based on 22 reviews.[3] Ryan Dombal of Entertainment Weekly wrote that Mm.. Food "flips countless edible metaphors over hard-hitting, jazzy beats while never devolving into pointless parody".[7] David Jeffries of AllMusic called it "as vital as anything he's done before and entirely untouched or stymied by the hype".[4] Pitchfork's Nick Sylvester called Mm.. Food "an attempt to make good on Doom's almost fascist conceit to restore rap's golden age despite its loss of innocence".[11] Nathan Rabin of The A.V. Club called the album "a crazy pastiche tied loopily together around obsessions with food, comic books, and supervillainy" and wrote that DOOM is "exempt from the law of diminishing returns".[14]

In 2012, Stereogum named it the best MF DOOM album.[15] In 2015, NME named it one of the 23 "Maddest and Most Memorable Concept Albums".[16] Complex named the song "Rapp Snitch Knishes" the 22nd funniest rap song of all time.[17]

Track listing[edit]

The 2007 vinyl edition was mastered with tracks 3 and 4 switched.

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Beef Rapp"MF Doom4:39
2."Hoe Cakes"MF Doom3:54
3."Potholderz" (featuring Count Bass D)Count Bass D3:20
4."One Beer"Madlib4:18
5."Deep Fried Frenz"MF Doom4:59
6."Poo-Putt Platter"MF Doom1:13
7."Fillet-O-Rapper"MF Doom1:03
8."Gumbo"MF Doom0:49
9."Fig Leaf Bi-Carbonate"MF Doom3:19
10."Kon Karne"MF Doom2:51
11."Guinnesses" (featuring Angelika and 4ize)MF Doom4:41
12."Kon Queso"PNS4:00
13."Rapp Snitch Knishes" (featuring Mr. Fantastik)MF Doom2:52
14."Vomitspit"MF Doom2:48
15."Kookies"MF Doom4:02

Charts[edit]

Chart (2004) Peak
position
US Billboard Independent Albums[18] 17
US Billboard Heatseekers Albums[19] 9

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MF DOOM - MM..FOOD (Original Release)". Rhymesayers Entertainment. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  2. ^ Fields, Kiah (November 16, 2016). "Today in Hip Hop History: MF DOOM Releases 'MM…FOOD' 12 Years Ago". The Source. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "MM..Food by MF Doom". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved January 7, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Mm...Food – MF Doom". AllMusic. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "MF Doom: Mm.. Food". Alternative Press (199): 94. February 2005.
  6. ^ Soults, Franklin (December 31, 2004 – January 6, 2005). "MF Doom: MM . . FOOD? (Rhymesayers)". The Boston Phoenix. Archived from the original on November 16, 2010. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  7. ^ a b Dombal, Ryan (December 3, 2004). "MF Doom: Mm.. Food". Entertainment Weekly: 87.
  8. ^ Lynskey, Dorian (August 17, 2007). "MF Doom, Mm ... Food". The Guardian. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  9. ^ J-23 (July 24, 2007). "MF Doom – MM..Food (Re-release)". HipHopDX. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  10. ^ "MF Doom: Mm.. Food". NME: 51. December 18, 2004.
  11. ^ a b Sylvester, Nick (November 15, 2004). "MF Doom: Mm..Food?". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  12. ^ "MF Doom: Mm.. Food". Uncut (92): 121. January 2005.
  13. ^ "MF Doom: Mm.. Food". URB: 93. January–February 2005.
  14. ^ Rabin, Nathan (November 29, 2004). "MF Doom: Mm.. Food?". The A.V. Club. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  15. ^ Tatusian, Alex (December 13, 2012). "MF Doom Albums From Worst To Best — 1. MF DOOM – Mm.. FOOD (2004)". Stereogum. Retrieved March 21, 2017.
  16. ^ "23 Of The Maddest And Most Memorable Concept Albums". NME. July 8, 2015. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  17. ^ "The 25 Funniest Rap Songs22. MF DOOM f/ Mr. Fantastik "Rap Snitch Knishes" (2004)". Complex. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
  18. ^ "MF Doom - Chart history - Top Independent Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 20, 2017.
  19. ^ "MF Doom - Chart history - Top Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Retrieved January 20, 2017.

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