Psyence Fiction

UNKLE - Psyence Fiction
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
1998 Ratings: #23 / 100
User Score
Based on 124 ratings
1998 Ratings: #44
Liked by 8 people
September 29, 1998 / Release Date
LP / Format
Mo' Wax / Label
DJ Shadow / Producer
Trip Hop / Genres
unkle.com / Website
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CRITIC REVIEWS

98
Pitchfork

Whereas most electronic records won't do much for those not into the genre's breakbeats and Atari-esque sound effects, Psyence Fiction comes through as both a genius piece of electronic music history and a remarkable pop album. Friends, UNKLE is for everybody.

90
Rolling Stone

The album is an accessible yet edgy blend of movie-soundtrack-style ambience, hip-hop experimentation, rock & roll reverb, maniacal drum breaks and turntable-synthesizer spasms.

83
Entertainment Weekly
Taking inspiration from K-tel as much as from hip-hop, DJ Shadow returns — under a nom de studio with British label head and producer James Lavelle — with a wildly varied set of song-oriented collaborations.
80
AllMusic

In some ways Psyence Fiction is something better -- a superstar project that doesn't play it safe and actually has its share of rich, rewarding music.

70
Sputnikmusic

Perhaps Psyence Fiction is the greatest indicator of Shadow's genius for just that reason - it's still inferior to his other work, yet most can only dream of these heights.

60
NME
If this was supposed to be an experiment, then they’ve smashed all the test-tubes, set fire to the curtains and are rolling around in a pool of dangerous chemicals. Laughing. A scientific failure, then, but in the irrational world, a stupid, stupid success.
M3GAWATT
89
This album does the trip and the hop and I am so horny for that
Barelydead
83
"Psyence Fiction" has excellent production, great collaborations, fresh and atmospheric sound and high quality. The hip-Hop songs are great and the slow electronic songs are emotional and melancholic, but "Psyence Fiction" suffers from its eclecticism. The tracks are not properly organized, so the album often sounds like a random collection of songs from various artists, still it's fair to say that is one of the best trip-hop albums due to the rich production and surprising ... read more
DraizMusic
83
Great features and overall a great Trip Hop album.
fredoku
75
fucking awesome album
MoiElizar
90
A esto le llamo saber aprovechar las colaboraciones.
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Track List

  1. Guns Blazing (Drums Of Death Pt. 1)
  2. U.N.K.L.E. Main Title Theme 
  3. Bloodstain
  4. Unreal
  5. Lonely Soul 
  6. Getting Ahead In The Lucrative Field Of Artist Management
  7. Nursery Rhyme/ Breather 
  8. Celestial Annihilation 
  9. The Knock (Drums Of Death Pt. 2)
  10. Chaos 
  11. Rabbit In Your Headlights
  12. Outro (Mandatory)

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