DJ Shadow Endtroducing

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For example, "Building Steam With a Grain of Salt" and "Mutual Slump" omit the overdubbed speech, and without it, the samples seem naked and duller-- which highlights one of the album's subtler strengths. But Shadow can't avoid the irony that this is a revival of an album that revives other albums.

We could be hearing this music, not for the second time around, but for the third and maybe the fourth. The buzz of these dug-up sounds infuses the texture of the album; focusing on it reminds me of the few times that I've heard an album by a deceased performer and actually realized he had passed-- like the time I listened to Kind of Blue the night that Miles Davis joined three of its personnel in the grave, and felt their absence, even while their solos hadn't lost a shred of vitality.

Shadow clearly gets that. In the documentary Scratch , Shadow takes us to the record store where he found most of the vinyl used on Endtroducing.

Upstairs we see the regular shelves and bins, but downstairs, in the basement, are tens of thousands of old albums stacked or dumped all over the room, barely lit by a few light bulbs and littered with dust and dead bats. Shadow patronized the store for five years before they let him in this crypt, and as he says in the documentary, "Just being in here is a humbling experience for me, because you're looking through all these records and it's sort of like a big pile of broken dreams Why Hip Hop Sucks In ' Midnight In A Perfect World.

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Format: Vinyl Verified Purchase. Having loved this album for close to 20 years, I was excited to be able to get a copy on 12" vinyl. So my first copy arrived, and I was immediately dismayed that it was a double lp shoved into one sleeve.

I really, really hate that people do that. Second, when inspecting the discs themselves, there were shards of vinyl hanging off of the edges. Lots of them. And the center holes looked nasty as well and did not fit correctly on the spoke. I'm not a vinyl connoisseur, and I'm sure there are more technical terms for these issues, but they were noticeable right away.

Upon listening, side A seemed ok, but once I put on side b, things just went straight downhill. There are skips without skipping and the tone arm sways back and forth quite noticeably. So, I ordered a replacement. This is absolutely unacceptable, especially considering that DJ Shadow is well known for being pretty much a vinyl elitist.

Stay far, far away from this pressing. Perhaps someone will fund a legitimate pressing for this amazing album. It deserves it. This is one of my favorite albums and was so excited to get it on vinyl. However, whoever was hired to press these records has no quality control process in place. The record itself was well packed so any issues having nothing to do with shipping. When I took the record out the first thing I noticed was how the center hole was absolutely warped and it had shards of melted vinyl peeling from it.

Then upon further inspection, the record itself is WARPED, clearly from the factory because the second record was not warped. Further, when playing these records, they sound like bootlegs. Whoever cut the masters at the new pressing plant must have no experience and no nothing about audio and how to use lathe to prepare vinyl masters. The low end makes the needle jump, and the high frequencies are distorted. This is garbage.

It came in perfect condition and sounds phenomenal. Maybe some of the supposed pressing issues have been fixed. I wish I had read the other reviews of this album before I bought it. I also received a terrible pressing with extra pieces of vinyl everywhere, albums themselves are warped, and the album cover is all bent up.

Undoubtedly part of this is a manufacturing problem, but this is also not the first album I've received from Amazon that looks like it's been mishandled. Done buying records here. A unique american trip-hop experience. Shadow created the entire album from samples, almost all pulled from obscure, forgotten vinyl, and the effect is that of a hazy, half-familiar dream -- parts of the record sound familiar, yet it's clear that it only suggests music you've heard before, and that the multi-layered samples and genres create something new.

And that's one of the keys to the success of Endtroducing It's not only a major breakthrough for hip-hop and electronica, but for pop music.

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We could be hearing this music, not for the second time around, but for the third and maybe the fourth. The buzz of these dug-up sounds infuses the texture of the album; focusing on it reminds me of the few times that I've heard an album by a deceased performer and actually realized he had passed-- like the time I listened to Kind of Blue the night that Miles Davis joined three of its personnel in the grave, and felt their absence, even while their solos hadn't lost a shred of vitality.

Shadow clearly gets that. In the documentary Scratch , Shadow takes us to the record store where he found most of the vinyl used on Endtroducing. Upstairs we see the regular shelves and bins, but downstairs, in the basement, are tens of thousands of old albums stacked or dumped all over the room, barely lit by a few light bulbs and littered with dust and dead bats.

Shadow patronized the store for five years before they let him in this crypt, and as he says in the documentary, "Just being in here is a humbling experience for me, because you're looking through all these records and it's sort of like a big pile of broken dreams Whether you want to admit it or not, 10 years down the line you'll be in here.

So keep that in mind when you start thinking like, 'I'm invincible and I'm the world's best,' or whatever. Because that's what all these cats thought. We usually dismiss reissues of CDs as the ultimate cash-in-- the most cynical way for artists like Elvis Costello to charge us again and again for the same album.

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Endtroducing appeared in numerous critics' lists of the best albums of Endtroducing frequently appears in critics' lists of the greatest albums. Time included Endtroducing in their list of the greatest albums of all time. Guinness World Records cited the album as the first created entirely from samples. Andy Battaglia of The A. Club suggested that the influence of Endtroducing may have had a negative effect on the album itself, saying that it "has been partially diluted by the symphonic beat-collage culture it helped spawn".

I think that I have a healthy enough respect for the lineage of the music and how rare it is that you can connect with an audience. If that will always be 'the record' then so be it, that's cool. Credits for Endtroducing From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. DJ Shadow. Instrumental hip hop [1] trip hop [2] sampledelia [3]. The downtempo track " Midnight in a Perfect World " establishes a "nocturnal" mood and develops emotional resonance through its diverse array of samples.

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