[ALBUM] DJ Shadow - Our Pathetic Age (November 15th) ft . RTJ, Wu-Tang, Nas, De La Soul

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    Our Pathetic Age is split into two sections: The opening 11 songs are purely instrumental, including DJ Shadow’s first fully composed orchestral piece. The second half of the record features a slew of guest vocalists.

    DJ Shadow said in a press release:

    More than anything, I try to get a sense of the mood of society as a whole. The subtle signals that humans send each other, the way people behave, their frustrations and ebbs and flows. In my part of the world, people are scared. There’s rampant homelessness, and a real fear of falling into generational poverty. People are addicted to, and addled by distraction; they’re angry and confused, and disaffected by their own governmental institutions. There’s songs that are inspired by this energy and seek to harness it, to make sense of it. In some cases, there’s attempts to salve the wound; in others, the songs merely observe but don’t offer solutions. Despite the title, it’s a hopeful, vibrant album...there is always light in darkness. I want it to reflect the times we live in, a signpost in the ground to mark the era...Our Pathetic Age. —DJ Shadow


    01 Nature Always Wins
    02 Slingblade
    03 Intersectionality
    04 Beauty, Power, Motion, Life, Work, Chaos, Law
    05 Juggernaut
    06 Firestorm
    07 Weightless
    08 Rosie
    09 If I Died Today
    10 My Lonely Room
    11 We Are Always Alone
    12 Drone Warfare [ft. Nas, Pharaohe Monch]
    13 Rain on Snow [ft. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon]
    14 Rocket Fuel [ft. De La Soul]
    15 C.O.N.F.O.R.M. [ft. Gift of Gab, Lateef the Truth Speaker, Infamous Taz]
    16 Small Colleges (Stay With Me) [ft. Wiki, Paul Banks]
    17 JoJo’s Words [ft. Stro]
    18 Kings & Queens [ft. Run the Jewels]
    19 Taxin’ [ft. Dave East]
    20 Dark Side of the Heart [ft. Fantastic Negrito, Jumbo is Dr.ama]
    21 I Am Not a Robot (Interlude)
    22 Urgent, Important, Please Read [ft. Rockwell Knuckles, Tef Poe, Daemon]
    23 Our Pathetic Age [ft. Samuel T. Herring]

     
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    @Ordinary Joel get in here
     
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    Jesus Christ, this gon be good! Features are crazy on this joint, can't wait. Shame he didnt ask Mos Def for another verse tho.
     
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    Sep 21, 2019
    interesting title, I'm curious about the first half of the album too
     
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    Especially that orchestral piece, I wonder how this may sound
     
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    Sep 21, 2019
    A guest list you wish your favourite rappers would use. I've not listened to much DJ Shadow before but I'm in. Mass Appeal isn't a hyped label from what I've seen but Nas has quietly put together a network of real talented artists.
     
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