Another observation is that the presence of Cut Chemist adds a level of humor that DJ Shadow's mixes (not to mention his original material) simply don't have. For example, listening to DJ Shadow's "Funky Skunk" is an entirely different experience, not to mention his early KMEL mixes or "Diminishing Returns". They also have this fascination with 7-11 and related cultural artifacts (continued from "Brainfreeze") that would make Kevin Smith proud.
As always, it's difficult to review a mix LP since there are only two tracks, each nearly 30 minutes long. My two favorite parts appear in track 1:
- the transition from Timmy Thomas - "Sexy Woman" --> Kool & the Gang - "N.T." --> Freddie Scott - "(You) Got What I Need" --> James & Bobby Purify - "I'm Your Puppet" (starts at ~ 6:50)
- the deliciously awful "Rappin' With Gas" (starts at ~ 11:26)
Standout songs: n/a
Skip 'em songs: n/a
Final score: 9/10 Part of that score is based on the novelty, but this really is a fun mix LP.