DJ Shadow: The Less You Know The Better

DJ Shadow’s defiant 2006 joint The Outsider boasted stunning production but underwhelming thematics. Not so here, which transcends sonic genres with a mature exploration of a global village too distracted to notice it’s shorting itself.

From psychedelic instrumentals “Enemy Lines” and the two-parter “Sad and Lonely” and “(Not So) Sad and Lonely” to head-knocking tag-teams like “I’m Excited” (with Afrikan Boy) and “Stay the Course” (with Talib Kweli and De La Soul’s immortal Posdnuos), Shadow’s musical embrace is warm and wide.

Return it.

This article appeared at FIlter

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