Operation Doomdsday (2xLP)
After KMD's sophomore album Black Bastards was shelved by Elektra in 1994 and Subroc (one half of the sibling rhyme duo) passed away, surviving member Zev Love X mutated into the masked rap supervillain known as MF DOOM. The Rap world is better for it. DOOM's seminal 19-cut debut album Operation Doomsday sent shockwaves through hip-hop's underground, igniting the late-90s indie hip-hop revolution in the process. The comic-book themed skits, dusty soundscapes, and clever wordplay take the listener deep into the mind of an MC who is as otherworldly as they come.