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  • Summary: Producers Prince Paul and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura assembled a varied cast of collaborators, including Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto), Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, DJ Shadow, Sean Lennon, Josh Hayden (Spain), De La Soul, and, of all people, Father Guido Sarducci. The band's name comes from anProducers Prince Paul and Dan "The Automator" Nakamura assembled a varied cast of collaborators, including Miho Hatori (Cibo Matto), Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, DJ Shadow, Sean Lennon, Josh Hayden (Spain), De La Soul, and, of all people, Father Guido Sarducci. The band's name comes from an episode of the Chris Elliott sitcom "Get A Life." Expand
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  1. More trip- than hip-hop in that its irresistibility is atmospheric -- a sound that pits industrial textures against quiet piano samples/parts.
  2. Ultimately, it all plays out like a 60-minute calling card that illustrates hip-hop's most liberal producers aren't afraid to keep on keepin' on.
  3. "So ..." is one of the most innovative albums of the year, stretching the gamut of every musical genre that melts in your head, not in your mouth.
  4. A leader of the old school teams up with an upstart from the new, and the classy result is the way-out antics of Handsome Boy Modeling School.
  5. These two guys are good on the turntables and production, and they've got some stellar hip hop and rock guests. Check out this collaboration, one of the few hip-hop albums that I truly think is a must-have.
  6. 'So ... How's Your Girl?' is precision-tooled to amuse the Beastie Boys, for sure. But it also harbours a wit and dexterity that not only represents the usual cliquey extended family, but also manages to transcend them.
  7. It's all good enough, but how many times, really, do you need to hear the term "rock the mic" in an hour? Not this many.

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  1. [Anonymous]
    Apr 10, 2005
    9
    masterful.
  2. grug
    Feb 23, 2003
    8
    Not a fan of hip-hop, but this CD (and indeed most anything with Dan The Automator involved) is great, but no Deltron 3030. Once again, note Not a fan of hip-hop, but this CD (and indeed most anything with Dan The Automator involved) is great, but no Deltron 3030. Once again, note that Pitchfork drags the score down again... Expand