The Private Press

  • 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. 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.
  2. sdjgfkhsdkjsd
    Jun 2, 2002
    3
    it sucks compared to endtroducing and preemptive strike
Metascore
81

Universal acclaim - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Mixer
    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. Uncut
    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.