The Document plays like a Thanksgiving dinner. The listener begins eager, hungry, waiting to try every dish. By the end, Smith finds his audience stuffed and thoroughly satisfied. The debut of DJ Andy Smith, Portishead's touring deejay, is indeed quite fulfilling. Smith has created a tasty spread of varied audio delectables, whipped up in the way only a talented deejay could prepare them. He subtly seasons original works of artists ranging in style from Peggy Lee to Jeru The Damaja. The fascinating thing is that it works and it's *delicious*. What sets Smith apart from others like DJ Shadow is that his creations aren't so much pieces constructed from salvaged samples and killer beats, but rather he starts with the original work (say, for instance, Tom Jones' "Looking Out My Window") and ever-so-slightly molds it to his liking. Track after track glides seamlessly into another, at some points so skillfully altered that it's nearly impossible to recognize what exactly **wasn't** part of the original song and when one track begins and another ends. From Jeru to the Meters, Grandmaster Flash to Peggy Lee, Smith's magic scratching does the trick. Few genres are left untouched. If you can appreciate true deejay artistry, definitely pick up this album. Yet remember that one could hardly call a mere slice of pumpkin pie Thanksgiving dinner. The same goes for this album. It must be enjoyed in full to be truly appreciated.