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UNKLE – Psyence Fiction

11 01 2011

Listened: Monday December 27

Psyence Fiction is a classic of my college experience. I’m surprised I’ve never bought any DJ Shadow records, since I assume he’s the one who made it so badass (Shadow left the collaboration after this album and I didn’t like their followup as much).

Richard Ashcroft’s and Thom Yorke‘s contributions are critical too. Both Lonely Soul and Rabbit In Your Headlights are entire rock/trip-hop operas compressed into one song. I feel the emotion ripping into me as I listen to both. I love the Jacob’s Ladder sample on Rabbit, too. Brilliant. Now that I think of it, the sound of Rabbit In Your Headlights is very reminiscent of later Radiohead. Maybe Thom and the band got some ideas!

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