After I discovered UNKLE through their first album, Psyence Fiction, and realized I dug the living hell out of them, it was natural to go look for more of the same. DJ Shadow was where I stopped first, seeing as how he’s half of UNKLE, and this album was no slouch. And not just because the man makes excellent use of samples from the movie Prince of Darkness. Check out “The Number Song” and see if you don’t think it kicks ass.
This “Deluxe Edition” comes with a second disc, filled with fourteen various alternate versions, remixes, unreleased tracks and live bits. A lot of reissues don’t warrant a re-purchase, but in this case I’m saying go for it. This hit last month from Island Records.