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  • Summary: Underground producer Scott Herren (aka Prefuse 73) offers his second LP for Warp, which mixes experimental glitchtronica with more accessible hip-hop elements (including vocals on a few tracks provided by guests such as Mr. Lif).
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 21
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 21
  3. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. 100
    There's nothing Herren can't and won't do on this record.
  2. This record is a wonderful accomplishment – instead of relying on tricks and methods explored on earlier records, Herren expands via reflection, tracing sounds back to their roots in hopes of finding a new path.
  3. 90
    An endlessly fascinating maze of sound.... This decade's Endtroducing..., possibly. [Jun 2003, p.98]
  4. Sounds like a malfunctioning iPod loaded with The Neptunes, Aphex Twin circa Windowlicker and The Last Poets--only with all the fragments miraculously falling in just the right places. [Jun 2003, p.104]
  5. One Word Extinguisher opens and closes with a batch of great songs, but gets a bit soggy in the middle, treading similar ground several times over again and tossing out tracks that feel too similar to what we've already heard from him.
  6. 80
    The season's most deliriously funky beats. [Jun 2003, p.113]
  7. Original, brilliant and so avant-garde that less than one percent of the population will be able to sit through it. [Jun 2003, p.110]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 12
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 12
  3. Negative: 0 out of 12