5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Great album ......,
This review is from: The Less You Know The Better (Limited Edition Digipack) (Audio CD)
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