DJ Shadow has returned with Our Pathetic Era, his follow-up to 2016’s full-length effort The Mountain Will Fall.
Packed with 26 tracks, the project features a roster of notable guests, including Nas, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Run The Jewels, De La Soul and Pharoahe Monch.
In September, the formidable producer/turntablist explained the concept of the album in an Instagram post.
“Despite the title, ‘Our Pathetic Age’ is a hopeful, vibrant album,” he captioned the video clip. “As an artist, I feel an obligation to interpret the world around me, and there’s no denying that these are times fraught with angst and pain. Yet, always there is light in darkness, and that’s the energy I have sought to harness.”
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"Despite the title, 'Our Pathetic Age' is a hopeful, vibrant album. As an artist, I feel an obligation to interpret the world around me, and there's no denying that these are times fraught with angst and pain. Yet, always there is light in darkness, and that's the energy I have sought to harness." The double-album, 'Our Pathetic Age' out November 15. Ourpatheticage.com and at link in bio.
Our Pathetic Era arrives via Mass Appeal Records. It marks the sixth entry in Shadow’s discography, which began in 1996 with the critically acclaimed Endtroducing… project.
Check out the album stream, cover art and tracklist below.
- Nature Always Wins
- Beauty, Power, Motion, Life, Work, Chaos, Law
- If I Died Today
- My Lonely Room
- We Are Always Alone
- Drone Warfare f. Nas & Pharoahe Monch
- Rain Or Snow f. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah & Raekwon
- Rocket Fuel f. De La Soul
- C.O.N.F.O.R.M. f. Gift of Gab, Lateef The Truthspeaker & Infamous Taz
- Small Colleges (Stay With Me) f. Wiki & Paul Banks
- JoJo’s World f. Stro
- Kings & Queens f. Run The Jewels
- Taxin’ f. Dave East
- Dark Side of The Heart f. Fantastic Negrito & Jumbo Is Drama
- I Am Not A Robot (Interlude)
- Urgent, Important, Please Read f. Rockwell Knuckles, Tef Poe & Daemon
- Our Pathetic Age f. Samuel T. Herring
- Been Use Ta f. Pusha T
- Taxin’ f. Dave East (Long Version)
- Two Notes f. Barny Fletcher