"I'm back. I forgot my drum!" exclaims a crotchety old man at the beginning of DJ Shadow's The Less You Know, The Better. While many cried that Shadow fell off with the release of his last critically-panned LP, The Outsider, the sample suggests that the old DJ Shadow we all know and love has returned, and he brought his classic, dusty drum style with him. It's not the only time that Shadow speaks through his samples on TLYKTB, at the midway point through the album, an interlude suggests "Here we are now, at the middle....I have the feeling we are getting nowhere...and that is a pleasure...", just before leading into the aptly titled track, "Redeemed", a heavy Endtroducing-esque number. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, DJ Shadow is back. [cont.] No related posts.