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The Less You Know, The Better

3 Oct. 2011 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 3 Oct. 2011
  • Release Date: 3 Oct. 2011
  • Label: Universal-Island Records Ltd.
  • Copyright: (C) 2011 A&M Records Ltd.
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  • Total Length: 59:23
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  • ASIN: B005M8F2IU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,228 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mira Prospekt on 21 Oct. 2011
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You have the feeling that DJ Shadow will always be judged based on his first album Endtroducing. Although it was a masterpiece and a very relevant when released I personally found after a great start it got lost within itself and faded away too much the end. His follow up, The Private Press, seemed to an opposite, whereas it was structured and rarely rambled, but lost the excitement of Endtroducing because of that.

Well, The Less you know the better essentially takes the best of Entroducing and combines it with the best of The Private Press. There's hardly a weak moment on this album and, despite the fact you have to let it grow on you, it rewards you so well for your perseverance. From the opening track announcing that DJ Shadow is back to the rock of Border Crossing, which is tailor made for any action movie, you move onto the beauty of Sad and Lonely which somewhat stands out as a Great Gig in the Sky moment in the album. Half way through it feels like the album takes a rest with a few instrumental tracks and then kicks back into life with the great Redeemed and I Gotta Rock.

Overall this album will rate up there with his first 2 (notice I haven't mentioned The Outsider...too right as well). It really is a move on from his last album and yet a return to the DJ Shadow of former years.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Muso on 15 Oct. 2011
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DJ Shadow is an artist who I have always had a bit of difficulty with. Sometimes I think he is great, other times not! This album has me veering to the great side! When you listen to the album all the way through it's refreshing to hear something different for these days. It's a nice mix between rock and dance as any DJ Shadow album always should. From the almost Floydesque sounding 'Enemy Lines' to rocking tracks like 'Border Crossing' to more easy going tracks like the luscious 'Scale It Back' collaboration with Little Dragon. Talking of collaborations, my stand out track on the album is collaboration with Tom Vek, 'Warning Call' which works so well, in a Cure-esque kind of way. Possibly a combination prior to hearing that song that you may think won't work but it definitely does! There are some lighter moments which I don't believe work as well but are still perfectly acceptable, namely, 'Redeemed' and '(Not So) Sad and Lonely'.

All in, I would say this is a worthy album to buy and the variety of tracks keeps it engaging.

Highlight track: Warning Call
Not so Highlight: Redeemed
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Piers Moktan on 26 Oct. 2011
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Even though I found Shadow's last offering 'The Outsider' a rather mixed affair (with 'Broken Levee Blues' the stand out track for me), I was nonetheless excited to hear about a new long-player from the master turntablist. And it does not disappoint! There is so much to digest, across a variety of music styles, drawing on the typically eclectic mix of source sounds. And just for a change, I even recognised some- is that a snippet of Pink Floyd I hear on 'I've Been Trying'? Once you admit it's probably impossible for Josh Davis to produce anything better than the incredible Endtroducing, one of my all-time fave albums, you'll probably agree that this is wonderfully crafted, that it rewards repeated listens, and that it sounds great!
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By Cat on 10 Jan. 2012
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I brought this CD because of one track I heard on 6Music and I'm really pleased - the entire album is excellent!
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