Metal Fingers Presents: Special Herbs, The Box Set Vol. 0 - 9 (Explicit, Box Set)
by MF DOOM
Released: Jan 2006
Label: Nature Sounds
MF Doom's 82-track instrumental opus represents a high-water mark of sorts for lo-fi hip-hop. Cheeky and sinister, the songs (largely named after herbs and spices) forgo polish in their quest to rake the dregs of pop culture for the perfect beat. The result is a collection of sketches (most songs barely peer over the two-minute mark) that is both rickety and sublime, and in the case of "Saffron," damned near rapturous.