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This review is from: Endtroducing..... (Audio CD)
occasionally, very occasionally someone makes a record that stops being simply pop music and redefines musical culture as we know it. Some even transcend music and just shift culture. Elvis did it, Hendrix did it, (in England) Sgt Pepper did it, The Stooges, Velvet Underground and Nico, Ellas Songbooks,Mingus Ah-um, The pistols, Bob Marley, Blue Lines, Nevermind, OK Computer maybe. (I could make a case for Saturday Night by Whigfield but if I did you wouldn't take me seriously)
Endtroducing is a record that people will play in 30, 50 100 years time and it will still be ahead of its time, a bit like Mozarts 43, or Satie's Gymnopedies, The Rite of Spring, Charles Ives The Unanswered Question, Elgars Cello concerto, Good vibrations, Kind of Blue.
Avant Garde usually signifies unlistenable, not Shadow. His avant garde is a culmination of his obvious mad love affair with the sound of sounds. If you like to hear stuff coming out of your speakers too then you should own it, embrace it and love it.