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  • Summary: Scott Herren's quick follow-up to 'Surrounded By Silence' includes two collaborations (with Four Tet and TV On The Radio's Tunde Adebimpe) originally intended for that disc.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 22
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  1. 86
    Makes for exquisite travel music. [#19, p.96]
  2. 80
    With Screenings, Herren continues making complex compositions sound wonderfully smooth. [Mar 2006, p.116]
  3. This mini album sometimes feels as if it’s thrown together like quickly-packed luggage.
  4. Security Screenings is a marked improvement over last year's directionless Surrounded by Silence.
  5. The great moments aren't enough to carry a convincing musical thread throughout the record. [#12, p.92]
  6. It’s absorbing and fascinating, but for as much as it would seem to be the polar opposite of Surrounded by Silence, it actually suffers from a remarkably similar affliction, that being that we, as listeners, are offered no insight into what Herren is trying to say.
  7. 40
    His cluttered beatscapes suggest random sounds in search of a meaning. [Mar 2006, p.103]

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  1. May 13, 2014
    10
    This is by far Prefuse 73's best album ever, I love every song on the disc. My top favorite songs are With Dirt And Two Texts: AfternoonThis is by far Prefuse 73's best album ever, I love every song on the disc. My top favorite songs are With Dirt And Two Texts: Afternoon Version and Later Version With Love, When The Grip Lets You Go. This album is just brilliantly done and it will always be in my collection. Expand
  2. ChrisF-T
    Feb 10, 2006
    9
    Pay attention Boards of Canada, if you released a record last year with this much creativity you could have made another classic. But, alas, Pay attention Boards of Canada, if you released a record last year with this much creativity you could have made another classic. But, alas, this tops Campfire Headphase by a point or two. Thank you GSH for keeping experimental hip hop alive. Expand