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  • Summary: David Grubbs and Laura Cantrell guest on Forrest's latest cut-up offering.
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  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. By remembering the pop elements of the source material he uses to construct his tracks, and incorporating that FM-dial ear for melody into even his most adventurous collage projects, Forrest takes the mashup form beyond gimmickry into an entirely new, refreshingly listenable, excitingly shameless realm.
  2. It's everything we've come to expect from Forrest in one gloriously hack 'n' sawed package, meticulously pieced together from his wide-ranging record collection.
  3. Urb
    He tears apart the classic rock, only to re-assemble it into compositions that most resemble... classic rock. [Oct 2005, p.77]
  4. Spin
    Here, he just wrecks shit... occasionally stopping for moments of necessary reflection. [Sep 2005, p.109]
  5. With Shamelessly Exciting he's starting to get good. In other words, on this record, once you get the idea, you're still going to want to listen.
  6. Occasionally, it does seem to forsake being interesting in order to just sink into snarky spot-the-reference games or gnash another guitar solo in the interest of vapid overstimulation.
  7. He comes across as an unfocused sample artist who is too eager to show off all the cool stuff he can do.

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  1. SeanT
    Dec 11, 2005
    excellent "mashups". this guy takes that word and gives it credibility. this isnt your standard mashup mix this is something else entirely.