God, Blood on the motorway is probably one of my favorite songs, So fucking amazing. I miss this Dj Shadow, last albums hasn't done everything for me
I'M A BAD ASS MOTHERFUCKER DJ, THis IS WHY i WALK & TALK THIS WAY!!!!!
Agreed 'Fixed Income' and 'Giving up the Ghost' are amazing tracks too, but the album is all around stellar for me.
I'm with you on current Shadow. 2011 album did NOTHING for me. Ironic album title too when you think about it lol. Private Press, Entroducing, and the awesome mix album Brainfreeze (with Cut Chemist) is my favorite stuff from him. .
As someone is genuinely disillusioned with pop (trying to change that), when I discovered the quirky and unique Kimbra late last year with "Call Me" I instantly smiled. This girl has so much talent and potential. This debut album Vows has an array of brilliantly jazzy and fun arranged songs with fantastic vocal arrangements, melodies and hooks that sucks you in immediately. Her vocals might be a turn off for some but to me I compare her to the likes of Bjork in terms of the unique vibe she gives off. Let me make it clear I'm in no way comparing Bjork and Kimbra in sound, they are very much different as whilst Bjork has a powerful and emotional voice which boarders on abrasive at times Kimbra's vocals give off a playful, fun and quirky vibe which is definitely soulful in it's own way.
Combining jazz and soul with touches of other genres such as funk (Come into my head especially) packaged and structured into mostly 3-5 minute pop tunes, Kimbra has created herself a sound that makes her stand out amongst the legions of pop artists. Album is by no means perfect and certainly has flaws, but this girl has the potential to create something incredible in the future.