• Record Label: MCA
  • Release Date: Jun 4, 2002
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30

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  1. May 7, 2011
    10
    Don't hesitate to buy this amazing DJ Shadow album. It may never be as great as "Endtroducing", but it still blew me away. His talent to sample music from other artists and make them his own is amazing. He flawlessly creates beautiful songs that flow together wonderfully in this album. The songs that I would recommend are "Fixed Income", "Giving Up The Ghost", "Six Days", "Mogrel...MeetsDon't hesitate to buy this amazing DJ Shadow album. It may never be as great as "Endtroducing", but it still blew me away. His talent to sample music from other artists and make them his own is amazing. He flawlessly creates beautiful songs that flow together wonderfully in this album. The songs that I would recommend are "Fixed Income", "Giving Up The Ghost", "Six Days", "Mogrel...Meets His Maker", Right Thing/GDMFSOB", and "You Can't Go Home Again". Get up from your computer, run down to the the nearest music store, and buy this album! Expand
  2. ClearKent
    Jul 18, 2002
    5
    A very tight but soul lacking album, electronic and too perfect. Simply too good.
  3. ChoadmasterBalzac
    Jul 30, 2002
    2
    You can hear him trying to "move on" to the next thing when really what everyone wants to hear is the same old. I'd like to say that I felt differently but my vibe has not changed to match his. Maybe that's what makes him a great artist? Or maybe the reaching just sounds pretentious. This really could be a Moby or Fatboy Slim album.
  4. GuarnierL.
    Jun 10, 2002
    9
    It's simply gorgeous.
  5. BillyP.
    Jul 20, 2002
    7
    That essential spark that made Endtroducing so great is just missing here. Lets hope it is a transitional record.
  6. EricG.
    Jun 8, 2004
    9
    This is good stuff. This is truly shadow's style. Im goin to be listenin to this on my ipod 4 awhile. Best thing since Entroducing.
  7. LawrenceP
    Apr 30, 2005
    9
    Please don't compare this to "Entroducing". That's just not being fair and you will enjoy this record.
  8. sdjgfkhsdkjsd
    Jun 2, 2002
    3
    it sucks compared to endtroducing and preemptive strike
  9. BobS.
    Jun 3, 2002
    9
    Not quite as good as Entroducing, very worthy follow up considering the album it is following up though.
  10. EdwardP.
    Jun 4, 2002
    10
    Worthy follow-up to Endtroducing.
  11. MacM
    Dec 10, 2003
    9
    Rivetting from start to finish. Perhaps not Q-U-I-T-E as multi-dimensional as Endtroducing but indespensable all the same.
  12. PatD.
    Jun 22, 2002
    10
    Fantastic, easily the best release of the year and as good as Entroducing.
  13. NicholasB.
    Jun 23, 2002
    6
    The Private Press has some carefully precise tunes, but "The Number Song" still kicks "Walkie Talkie"'s ass!
  14. gh
    Jul 15, 2002
    8
    not as good as entroducing, but still rocks other new albums, a little to light on the drums, a little to heavy on the synth
  15. NobleL.
    Aug 23, 2002
    9
    Just what I expected from Shadow ... the unexpected - 'You can't go home again' will be on my playlist for years to come.
  16. JayMal
    Jan 12, 2004
    8
    Not as great as Entroducing...., But still a solid album all around.
  17. VinnyA
    Aug 18, 2005
    10
    Davis makes pretty much everything on the radio sound idiotic. It's nice to here a real artist evolving and growing instead of pumping out the same old thing. The rest of the music industry would do well to embrace musicians whos music can be called art, istead of going for the quick buck song of the week that no will remember or care about three years from now. Shadow stands head Davis makes pretty much everything on the radio sound idiotic. It's nice to here a real artist evolving and growing instead of pumping out the same old thing. The rest of the music industry would do well to embrace musicians whos music can be called art, istead of going for the quick buck song of the week that no will remember or care about three years from now. Shadow stands head and shoulders above the largly unlistenable tripe that MTV proports as Hip-Hop. Music like this develops loyal fallowings that last years beyond the top forty. You won't be dissapointed. Expand
  18. ericm
    Aug 28, 2005
    10
    just get it.
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. 80
    By using his hip-hop chops to express some next school emotions, Shadow comes up with something that doesn't just sound new, it feels new. [Jun 2002, p.86]
  2. 80
    This is much more than the usual retro-action.... DJ Shadow remains elusive to the end. [Jun 2002, p.127]
  3. The depth of his production sense and the breadth of his stylistic palette prove just as astonishing the second time out.