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DJ Shadow: Reconstructed: The Best of DJ Shadow

"Best of” albums are always tough to review: if you already know you like the musicians in question, the album often serves a reminder of why you like them, probably through a replay of songs you know well. If you didn’t find them the first time around, well, are you any more likely now that they’ve been around so long they’re doing “best of” albums?

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Pullin’ ‘Tubes: DJ Shadow Gets Excited

Back in 1996, DJ Shadow dropped his groundbreaking, and critically acclaimed debut Endtroducing…. The album, made up entirely of  samples, featured snippets of everything from A Tribe Called Quest to Nirvana

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Tour Dates: Get Ben’t

When we last checked in with Ben Kweller, the singer-songwriter had recently released his fourth studio album, the country-tinged Changing Horses. The ATO recording artist, whose next album – Go

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DJ Shadow: The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA 4/26/07

DJ Shadow announced a completely impromptu concert a few weeks back for a hometown audience in San Francisco at the legendary Fillmore Theater. The show quickly sold out; partly due to the fact that Shadow has only performed in the Bay area three times since his latest album (The Outsider) was released last fall.

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DJ Shadow: The Outsider

Toss out all your expectations of what a DJ Shadow album should sound like, as this latest effort is like nothing he has come through with before. With a mix of songs from all ends of the musical spectrum; including hardcore rap, blues guitar, psychedelic folk, Coldplay-tinged ballads, and experimental atmospheric soundscapes, this schizophrenic collage of an album is overwhelmingly eclectic to say the least.

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