Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Shows a serious artist crafting his medium.
  2. In many ways, Some of My Best Friends Are DJs is little more than a brief comedy album, filled with strange samples of eccentric characters pontificating on their record collections and audio systems.
  3. It's essentially ambient comedy cabaret. [Nov 2003, p.117]
  4. Cool but slight. [#5, p.101]
  5. 100
    He cross-fades scratch solos and oddball sound bites like he's trying to win a DJ battle and top the Down Beat poll at the same time. [Jan 2004, p.100]
  6. There appears to be no point or cohesive structure to it whatsoever.
  7. Goofy sonic collages that won't get any parties started but will amaze you with their stunning is-it-live-or-is-it-turntable tricks. [10 Oct 2003, p.125]
  8. Koala contours his cuddly cuts for the ADD set. [Nov 2003, p.118]
  9. If Some Of My Best Friends Are DJs doesn’t do anything that wasn’t done on his enthralling 2000 LP Carpal Tunnel Syndrome -- and if, at a scant 35 minutes, it’s almost over before you notice it’s on -- it’s still worth hearing.
  10. 70
    Muscially adventurous and fun. [Nov 2003, p.114]
  11. 80
    Koala's comic gestures serve a humble purpose, masking the technical precision that underpins his work. [Nov 2003, p.88]
  12. A quietly masterful concoction. [#236, p.62]
  13. This is a record stuffed with fun and joy and magic for all the family.
  14. Anyone searching for a wholly absorbing listening experience should look (and listen) elsewhere.
  15. Moments of playful mixing magic are at times followed by baffling inanity.
  16. The release has a great sense of humor, and the entire thing is scattered with those weird little samples that he's so good at finding, but if you're looking for much more than that, you may find yourself disappointed.

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