The Cold Vein (studio album) by Cannibal Ox

The Cold Vein
The Cold Vein by Cannibal Ox
Year: 2001
Overall rank: 1,091st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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80/100 (from 197 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 2001 (18th)
Award Top albums of the 2000s (183rd)
Award Best albums of all time (1,091st)
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The Cold Vein is ranked as the best album by Cannibal Ox.

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From 10/20/2020 00:56
Quality hip hop. Although it overstays its welcome and the long-winded tracks start to get stale.
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From 12/06/2019 04:40
Good album.

Favorite tracks: Iron Galaxy, Atom

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From 12/17/2017 04:11
Hip Hop goodness!
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85/100
From 09/14/2017 04:56
Raspberry Fields is the best thing El-P is done and thats saying a lot.
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From 02/13/2016 04:00
Surreal, imaginative, and very tight hip-hop album.
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From 07/17/2015 21:29
One of the most important hip hop releases of the 2000s. Simply one of hip hop's finest releases.
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From 04/26/2014 13:32
The perfect gateway drug into hip-hop for metal heads!
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From 02/20/2014 15:57
MF Doom fans may disagree, but this is independent hip-hop at its finest. El-P's production is second to none, Vast Aire provides a look into NY that it is both fantastical and gritty, and Vordul Mega's smooth flow rides these beats perfectly
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From 10/13/2012 13:52
This album is immense. An absolute powerhouse. Yes, it does meander in places, but for me it's perhaps the perfect headphones album. Despite not being particularly blessed technically, both rappers hold it down supremely with some fantastic imagery and strange non-sequiturs. And production-wise, it's El-P's best.
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From 05/10/2012 23:54
A lot of the songs go on for too long and it loses steam in the final third, but the fact of the matter is that no other hip-hop album sounds like this. There are traces of its sound on EL-P's "Fantastic Damage" but "The Cold Vein"'s dreamy, cosmic, booming assault stands apart from pretty much everything else.
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Best Albums of 2001
1. Is This It by The Strokes
2. Amnesiac by Radiohead
3. Discovery by Daft Punk
4. Lateralus by Tool
5. Origin Of Symmetry by Muse
6. The Glow Pt. 2 by The Microphones
7. Vespertine by Björk
8. White Blood Cells by The White Stripes
9. Toxicity by System Of A Down
10. The Blueprint by Jay-Z
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12. Gorillaz by Gorillaz
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14. No More Shall We Part by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
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19. Love And Theft by Bob Dylan
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