This is experimental hip hop at its best. This album will make you feel like you’re the one going through the downward spiral of drug addiction, paranoia and depression that Danny Brown is going through.
This album is undoubtedly Danny’s Magnum Opus, and will probably remain his best album for a long time. He and his producers came out with what might be the wildest, most insane and off-the-wall hip-hop record of this decade. There are no boundaries, no sound, no topics, no genres, no samples and no styles that are off-limit. From the psychedelic and low-key "Downward Spiral" to the inspiring and triumphant "Really Doe" to the acid trip that is "When It Rain", this album features a wide variety of different emotions and stories, most of them rapped in Danny's trademark shrill flow, but with necessary calmer tracks that chronicle his rough past.
Danny's demeanor on the album is much more serious than XXX, but he still has those clever punchlines and wordplay. Danny paints pictures in your head of his struggles with fame, drug use, social commentary, and past stories of his struggles. He gives us many examples of nightmares, fears, and signs of depression, while still giving us instances of insanity, and he showcases it perfectly throughout this whole canvas of dark art.
Nobody in the rap industry sounds like him vocally. Atrocity Ehxibition goes out of its way to make sure no one sounds like him production wise, as well. Only Danny can make an experience like this...
My overall rating for this album: 10/10
tracklist ranking on the 2nd slide