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New DJ Shadow album ‘our pathetic age’
« on: November 19, 2019, 06:35:57 PM »
Anyone heard this yet? I’ve just dipped into the first disk so far, bit of a sprawling double album. Not bad so far, spacy instrumentals that have a bit of herbie hancock about them.

alan nagsworth

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Re: New DJ Shadow album ‘our pathetic age’
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2019, 07:51:43 PM »
seen the cover art? may i be the first to say "ok boomer"

Re: New DJ Shadow album ‘our pathetic age’
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2019, 08:36:51 PM »
Yeah, the ‘ooh phones and the internet are destroying society’ stuff is so played out.

BlodwynPig

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Re: New DJ Shadow album ‘our pathetic age’
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2019, 10:08:28 PM »
Yeah, the ‘ooh phones and the internet are destroying society’ stuff is so played out.

I.e. ...

alan nagsworth

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Re: New DJ Shadow album ‘our pathetic age’
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2019, 10:59:13 PM »
i apologise if that's a derailment by the way. i should really get round to listening to more of his recent stuff

Brundle-Fly

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Re: New DJ Shadow album ‘our pathetic age’
« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2019, 11:10:43 PM »
Yeah, the ‘ok boomer' thing is so played out.


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Re: New DJ Shadow album ‘our pathetic age’
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2019, 09:16:47 AM »
I like it.
The instrumental disc is pretty mental.  The rap disc is great, he's got some very good guests on that.

He's done a Hip Hop Saved My Life episode with Romesh Ranganathan too.
https://open.spotify.com/episode/7kirPYJBlinTA741DHb8cb

mrfridge

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Re: New DJ Shadow album ‘our pathetic age’
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2019, 09:38:50 AM »
I think the rap disc is better than the instrumentals. There’s a few tracks on the former that don’t really go anywhere but overall it’s pretty solid. I’d give it a B- which for a Shadow album since The Private Press is not bad!

Well there you go, that’s my hard hitting summation. This must be what my music journalism career never took off.

Re: New DJ Shadow album ‘our pathetic age’
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2019, 01:19:57 PM »
Preferred the instrumental disk i think, has some nice weird tracks on more like his old stuff, but tails off a bit. The rap disk is solid but nothing particularly remarkable about it. Best since private press sounds about right. Not sure if it will stay with me after a few listens

Re: New DJ Shadow album ‘our pathetic age’
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2019, 06:25:52 AM »
'my pathetic album'

Re: New DJ Shadow album ‘our pathetic age’
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2019, 03:10:46 PM »
It's not a bad album, but I was just left with an overwhelming feeling that every track had been written with the express intention of licensing out to documentary and commercial makers.

Re: New DJ Shadow album ‘our pathetic age’
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2019, 04:08:24 PM »
Not as good as his last album, which was the real return to form