Endtroducing..... (studio album) by DJ Shadow
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I can appreciate the fact that the album might've been a monumental release in its time. But it just sounds kind of dated, listening now. But im not a big trip hop fan to begin with, much less instrumental. So I guess its just not for me.
@boltzman - You do realize that you can change your rating for the album after posting a comment, but you can't edit/delete a comment after a while; something I feel this website needs to fix. Considering that there was an 8 month gap between your comment and the one you quoted, the person might have ended up giving the album more listens and changed the rating thereafter. So, maybe just relax. Has happened with me for a bunch of albums (A moon shaped pool, which I eventually gave a 100, but i'd posted a nasty comment about it early on)
Fav. Tracks: Building Steam With a Grain of Salt, Changeling / Transmission 1, Stem/Long Stem, Why Hip Hop Sucks In '96, Midnight In a Perfect World, Napalm Brain/Scatter Brain (Medley).
Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt
Midnight In A Perfect World
Napalm Brain/Scatter Brain
The Number Song
"Really great as background music. Haven't given it a dedicated, attentive listen yet." Gives it a 9/10.
I need everyone to just stop what they're doing and digest that this happened. "Background music" is not a compliment, and of course you have to give it a good listen before rating it. I'm not trying to shit on this person in particular, I'm just glad someone is honest enough to just say it. I had this feeling people were just following the herd on the highest rated albums and I'm glad someone has given me proof. Okay it's one instance, but it's such an exeggarated example it can't be just an outlier, an environment that allows, even encourages this is needed for this to happen. If your response to an album is "good music to put up when I'm doing something else and I'll listen to the full tracklist later", your assessment was that it was not such a great album. The only reason you give it a 9/10 is because everyone else does. Again, not an attack to this person in particular, he's just the only one who's honest about it.
Favorite Tracks:Best Foot Forward, Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt, The Number Song, Napalm Brain/Scatter Brain
Really great as background music. Haven't given it a dedicated, attentive listen yet.
Shadow did an absolutely masterful job and you really feel his love for music, the hours of listening spent studying each sample and then assemble them to make something totally new, something unique. The ability he has to apprehend the music he listens to is simply phenomenal. Between "Building Steam With A Grain Of Salt", "The Number Song", "Changeling / Transmission", "Organ Donor", "Midnight In A Perfect World" ... we are constantly transported to another universe, in whatever something we would never want to leave, as if everything was better around us. It is a pure auditory orgasm. Since I know this album, I listen to the day, the evening, while I sleep ... And I think it will last a very long time. With this album DJ Shadow shows that he is as much an absolute mad of music, that he is conjurer: a mystical collage, fascinating.
Best track: "Midnight In A Perfect World"
One of the best albums ever produced, DJ Shadow is quite literally a genius when it comes to sampling and mixing.
I’m very glad that sampling has allowed people to compose great music without having to access a huge studio. But I would be more awed by sample-based music that doesn’t sound like it could be replicated by a huge studio other than the scratches and voice samples. That’s what makes electronics in music so great right? The fact that you can do new things with it.
What more can I say? Right, trippy beats... Aphex Twin was simply first... and better. Right, lengthy drum loops... The Chemical Brothers were simply first... and better. Right, the first album that is completely made with samples... is that really a landmark? I sure as hell don’t want to know what the first album sounded like that was completely made with synths.
There is really no reason to think this is a masterpiece... unless you haven’t heard any other sample-based music, or unless you’re incredibly America-centered like most reviewers when they reviewed this.
I totally get the comparisons people are making to jazz.
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