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Analyzing the music and meaning of one album per season, one song per episode. Join host Cole Cuchna as he dives deep into albums by Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Radiohead, Beyonce, Tyler The Creator, Frank Ocean, and more. Let's Dissect.

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Analyzing the music and meaning of one album per season, one song per episode. Join host Cole Cuchna as he dives deep into albums by Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, Radiohead, Beyonce, Tyler The Creator, Frank Ocean, and more. Let's Dissect.

    MF DOOM: A Hero in a Villain's Mask

    MF DOOM: A Hero in a Villain's Mask

    Season 12 of Dissect celebrates the life and legacy of MF DOOM through a line by line, beat by beat analysis of his art. Most of the season will be spent dissecting DOOM and Madlib’s classic album Madvillainy, but we’ll also be covering his debut Operation Doomsday, MM..FOOD, and Born Like This. 
    On today’s episode, we explore the legend of DOOM’s origin story, including Daniel Dumile’s childhood in New York, the rise and tragic fall of his rap group KMD, and his reemergence as MF DOOM in the late 90s.
    Host, Writer, EP: Cole Cuchna
    Writer/Researcher: Camden Ostrander
    Original Score/Audio: Kevin Pooler
    Additional Production Supervision: Justin Sayles
    Theme Music: Birocratic
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    • 42 min
    Operation: Doomsday by MF DOOM

    Operation: Doomsday by MF DOOM

    Our celebration of MF DOOM continues with his debut Operation: Doomsday, an album in which DOOM lays the foundation for his multi-character musical universe. Through a detailed analysis of a few key samples and verses, we’ll discover the very human story hidden behind the villain’s mask.
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    Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna
    Co-Writer: Camden Ostrander
    Additional Production: Justin Sayles
    Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler
    Theme Music: Birocratic
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    • 54 min
    Dissecting Operation Doomsday's Best Bars

    Dissecting Operation Doomsday's Best Bars

    S12 co-writer Camden Ostrander and The Ringer's Justin Sayles joins the show to nominate and dissect our favorite lines from MF DOOM's Operation Doomsday (0:50). Then we share our line by line analysis of the second and third verses of "Doomsday" that was cut from our last episode (40:51).
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    • 1 hr
    Accordion by Madvillain

    Accordion by Madvillain

    We begin our season-long analysis of MF DOOM and Madlib's collaborative classic Madvillainy. We revisit the circumstances that brought the two together, then dive into the album's opening track "The Illest Villains" before our line by line analysis of "Accordion."
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    Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna
    Co-Writer: Camden Ostrander
    Additional Production: Justin Sayles
    Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler
    Theme Music: Birocratic
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    • 50 min
    Meat Grinder by Madvillain

    Meat Grinder by Madvillain

    Our season long dissection of MF DOOM and Madlib's Madvillainy continues with its third track "Meat Grinder" - a complex lyrical odyssey accompanied by an equally impressive beat.
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    Host/Writer/EP: Cole Cuchna
    Co-Writer: Camden Ostrander
    Additional Production: Justin Sayles
    Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler
    Theme Music: Birocratic
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    • 36 min
    Raid / Curls by Madvillain

    Raid / Curls by Madvillain

    Our dissection of MF DOOM and Madlib's Madvillainy continues with the songs "Raid" and "Curls."
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    Co-Writer: Camden Ostrander
    Additional Production: Justin Sayles
    Audio Editing: Kevin Pooler
    Theme Music: Birocratic
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    • 38 min

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