Album Review: Doom
Born Like This
Facts about this album:
* DOOM is the new guise of hip-hop artists MF Doom.
* Doom has also collaborated with Madlib in Madvillain and Dangermouse in Danger Doom.
* ‘Born Like This’ is his first album under the new DOOM moniker.
MF Doom has dropped the MF (he got confused with MFI once too often), and offers us what he calls his “definitive album”. Translation: more loping, sci-fi-heavy, superhero-obsessed hip-hop with old-school production values. In reality, while it’s a step down from both ‘VV’ and his Danger Mouse work, it at least might be his definitively stoned record. Mostly, the masked man’s keen imagination makes for an inventive ride – frequent collaborator Ghostface Killah and Wu-mate Raekwon bring professionalism to the sweeping ‘Angelz’. Left to his own devices, Doom can become one-paced. Like all introverted potheads, you sometimes wish he’d find the remote and put some trousers on.