Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 1, 2012
    Put simply, a genius at work.
  2. Dec 6, 2012
    Reconstructed stands as a compelling snapshot of an artist who can't be considered a real game-changer. [Oct 2012, p.118]
  3. Nov 28, 2012
    All the songs stand as equals, and considering they were made years apart, the cohesiveness this album carries is nothing short of amazing.
  4. Oct 9, 2012
    Reconstructed is a comprehensive and well-curated collection that showcases the diversity and talent of this exceptional California turntablist and producer.
  5. Oct 1, 2012
    On the whole this is a marvellous snapshot of a supreme talent deserving of more respect than he's been afforded in recent years.
  6. Oct 1, 2012
    Overall it's a big nostalgic slice of deliciously moreish hip-hop pie.
  7. Oct 1, 2012
    It's a fine set, worth owning along with Endtroducing… while giving beat-friendly newcomers a very persuasive career-to-date overview.
  8. Jun 4, 2013
    The CDs don’t sit properly in their sleeves, and the booklet, which was once speculated to include photography from Shadow’s visual cohort B+, delivers only the scantest imagery and discographical detail.... Still, as far as the music’s concerned it’s a thrilling journey sizeable enough to make an impression on your shelf.
  9. Oct 8, 2012
    The 2CD "best of" is a strong cherry-pick of his catalogue. [Oct 2012, p.102]
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  1. Nov 16, 2013
    I was really disapointed of this Best Of. It does not reflect in ANY way the true talent of DJ Shadow. I bought Endtroducing... and yes, it where you should start with DJ Shadow; this best of is average. Full Review »