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  • Summary: Fog is 23-year-old turntablist Andrew Broder, and this is his debut album, a cut-and-paste mix of various sounds combined with guitar and vocals.
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 11
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  1. It's Broder's careful balancing act between the traditional and the abnormal that makes his music so interesting.
  2. 80
    Challenging and sometimes extraordinarily beautiful. [Mar 2002, p.108]
  3. 80
    At its most ascetic, Fog sees Broder kicking down the same fence post of convention as Tortoise, the Beta Band and latter-day Radiohead. [Mar 2002, p.111]
  4. The restless Broder can’t see the problem with shredding flavours as disparate as folk, rock, post-rock, the avant-garde, hip hop, electronica into a powerful, sometimes jarring, sometimes bewitching pulp, and neither should any music fan. Listen and free your mind from convention.
  5. 70
    It isn't always pleasant, but it's always surprisingly pretty. [#54, p.88]
  6. Like Beck before he developed the Prince fixation, Fog's anti-puritanism makes this a constantly startling, wholly addictive joy.
  7. 60
    The tracks are often tuneful, but they're too downtempo for anything but the chill room. [May 2002, p.74]

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