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At least we'll always have Endtroducing...,
This review is from: Outsider the (Audio CD)
I have to say that this album was disappointing but not totally unexpected. I saw Shadow live a few months ago and you could measure on a graph of audience appreciation the point at which he took a U-turn off Downtempo Avenue and drove straight into Rap'n'Indie Land (Population: 1).
For those expecting the natural progression seen from Endtroducing to Private Press you might expect more of the same with a new twist - you'd be wrong. Make no mistake this is a rap album with no discernable reference to earlier works. There's even some indie-rock on there courtesy of Chris Martin. It all sits together as well as -erm- NWA and Radiohead. (Look out for guest appearance of Animal from the Muppets on Track 9!)
I'm sure that the MTV crowd are going to love this - me? I had to put "Midnight In A Perfect World" on loop until the bad voices went away.