Dr. Octagonecologyst

Label
Geffen
Release date
29 Apr 1997
Running length
20 tracks
Running time
65:48

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Intro 1:15 49,476
2 3000 3:20 59,287
3 I Got To Tell You 0:48 53,351
4 Earth People 4:59 59,034
5 No Awareness 4:26 0
6 Real Raw 5:36 39,947
7 General Hospital 0:26 3,300
8 Blue Flowers 3:17 76,856
9 Technical Difficulties 2:58 45,287
10 A Visit To The Gynecologyst 2:20 40,014
11 Bear Witness 3:01 50,841
12 Dr Octagon 4:38 3,468
13 Girl Let Me Touch You 3:40 41,982
14 I'm Destructive 3:26 39,341
15 Wild And Crazy 4:27 35,854
16 Elective Surgery 0:52 34,839
17 Halfsharkalligatorhalfman 4:30 31,627
18 Blue Flowers Revisited 4:16 30,041
19 Waiting List (DJ Shadow/Automator Mix) 5:09 2,697
20 1977 2:24 24,519

About this album

Dr. Octagonecologyst is the debut solo album of American rapper Keith Thornton and the first album he released under the alias Dr. Octagon. It was released May 6, 1996, on Bulk Recordings in the United States and Mo’ Wax in the United Kingdom, and re-released in the US on DreamWorks Records in 1997. Dr. Octagonecologyst was produced by Dan “The Automator” Nakamura and featured the work of turntablist DJ Qbert. KutMasta Kurt provided additional production work. The artwork for Dr. Octagonecologyst was drawn by Brian “Pushead” Schroeder.

Dr. Octagonecologyst introduces the character of Dr. Octagon, a homicidal, extraterrestrial, time-traveling gynecologist and surgeon. The album’s distinctive sound crosses genres such as psychedelic, electronic music, horrorcore, and trip hop. Thornton’s lyrics are often abstract, using surrealism, non-sequiturs, hallucinatory psychedelia, horror and science-fiction imagery, and juvenile humor. The unique sound and lyrics of Dr. Octagonecologyst helped revitalize alternative and underground hip hop, gaining more attention than any contemporary independent hip hop album “in quite a while”.

Although it did not sell enough copies to reach the mainstream music charts, the album was well received with positive reviews and recognition. Thornton’s lyrics and Nakamura’s production were highly praised, as was DJ Qbert’s innovative scratching. Dr. Octagonecologyst has since been ranked as one of the best hip hop albums of the 1990s. The character of Dr. Octagon has appeared in multiple works by Thornton, including First Come, First Served (1999) and Dr.

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  • Hollie452

    @rights_reserved Maybe because it's the same producer too

    6 Apr 3:26pm Reply
  • weinglass

    "Fuck it, he's dead. Oh shit, there's a horse in the hospital!"

    28 Feb 9:18am Reply
  • DefenceMan

    dope album !!

    20 Dec 2013 Reply
  • NewAgeFreakGrip

    lol why does no awareness have literally zero listeners

    27 Nov 2013 Reply
  • a_theorem

    solid album

    16 Sep 2013 Reply
  • dAdriano

    ★★★★★

    29 Aug 2013 Reply
  • The_SchizoidMan

    Trippy and amazing album.

    13 Apr 2013 Reply
  • otsukaretimu

    Just drop the 10 bucks to buy it from amazon, you won't regret it.

    18 Dec 2012 Reply
  • babbyDOTjpg

    why can I only find this at 128kbps fuck

    3 Jan 2012 Reply
  • boehj

    so ill this album should go see the doctor.

    18 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Echoes917

    Listening for the first time...insanity.

    6 May 2011 Reply
  • Da_Malcolm

    Самый лучший его альбом ИМХО

    24 Oct 2010 Reply
  • krazeykow

    I'm seeing robots passing by everyday.

    5 Aug 2010 Reply
  • unperfectgirl

    doctor octagon rockssss;]

    25 Jun 2010 Reply
  • fixeyboy

    Dope I heard this on doughboy 119 wheatpaste video on you tube

    17 Apr 2010 Reply
  • AbraWerewolf

    Sick album!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [2]

    21 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Mystaah

    Sick album.

    19 Feb 2010 Reply
  • timmeee94

    this is one of the top 10 albums ever recorded ! You can call 1-800-PP51 DooDoo. I'm in your corner..

    23 Dec 2009 Reply
  • LordWalker

    i Shouldnt smoke and type, Kurtmasta Kurt, Sorry K K!

    3 Dec 2009 Reply
  • LordWalker

    Ive had times with this album, its demonstrates that production dosnt have to rym it just has to flow, and this album delivers with ease, shame on the return but Kieth has produced the rawist materiel out there pin back your ears to Kurtmasta Kurk and Black Elvis, Octogon is top, but not by a mile, O an ill raise a joint to Deltron 3030, if this tickles your ear drums check out Funcrusher Plus and Fantastic Damage, Safe!

    3 Dec 2009 Reply
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