The Outsider

Label
Universal
Release date
19 Sep 2006
Running length
18 tracks
Running time
70:42

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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Outsider Intro 2:20 53,258
2 This Time (I'm Gonna Try It My Way) 3:04 71,402
3 3 Freaks 3:49 10,109
4 Droop-E Drop 0:18 1,827
5 Turf Dancing 4:36 8,303
6 Keep Em Close 3:06 11,232
7 Seein' Thangs 3:40 6,309
8 Broken Levee Blues 2:08 60,375
9 Artifact (Instrumental) 2:56 23,213
10 Backstage Girl 7:22 11,137
11 Triplicate/ Something Happened That Day 3:44 5,071
12 The Tiger 5:24 12,240
13 Erase You 6:58 10,494
14 What Have I Done 5:24 5,808
15 You Made It 2:47 17,707
16 Enuff 4:28 10,713
17 Dats My Part 4:04 7,461
18 3 Freaks (Droop-E Remix) 4:34 1,855

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  • The_SchizoidMan

    There's a difference between not copying Endtroducing & making a bad album. [10]

    18 Jul 2013 Reply
  • garynotrashcoug

    Weirdly random album. I like the tracks at the beginning and end the best. Yay Area!

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • cxbmusic

    I have to wonder why he left Purple Grapes and Skullfuckery as bonus material, and kept songs as crass as Three Freaks. Love Seein' Thangs and Artifact and I like The Tiger and This Time... so it's not a total loss.

    11 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Daydreamishly

    It got a little better, but it's nothing to write home about. Like Higgsie77 notes, the main detracting factor is the lack of context for a given track; it wasn't assembled well, and doesn't feel coherent as an album at all. There are a couple of tracks that are worth listening to again, though.

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • Daydreamishly

    I keep waiting for this album to get better. Guys. It's not getting any better. :<

    8 May 2012 Reply
  • Akayz7

    not THAT bad in terms of music but it's definitely not an album that should have the name "DJ SHADOW" on it. I want rugged beats and not something that's supposed to be created.

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
  • sansdasjupiten

    Ugh, I barely heard three tracks of this album and I already want to give up on listening.

    11 Aug 2011 Reply
  • illFigure90

    i remember when i first got the cd and played it in my car, listening to the intro and was like this is gonna be fuckin EPIC and then i listened to the whole album and was like this is cool, but not great

    18 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Khinigeetaht

    @MMWXIV Listen to the instrumental version, then disagree with me.

    30 Mar 2011 Reply
  • hedphylem

    it's definitely not above endtroducing, personally like preemptive strike and private press more too; This Time is still a great tune though.

    27 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Khinigeetaht

    This album's production is out of this world. Spectacular. Shadow's best. It might not have the consumable sound we were all looking for, but you gotta give the man credit for producing one of the best albums of 2006. Even though it might not be the classic shadow we were hoping for, when you compare any track off The Outsider against any track off endtroducing or the private press or preemptive strike it ain't hard to tell that Shadow remains just as gritty, soulful, and deep as he was during his earlier productions. Big up.

    4 Feb 2011 Reply
  • janvavrusa

    Big disappointment. The artwork is awesome though.

    26 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Danngo

    @solid snake - Im with ya. I appreciate this album. Its might not have as impacting of an effect that Midnight In a Perfect World but its different stuff a different side and that should be seen.

    29 Dec 2010 Reply
  • BlockJuice

    Wrong DJ Shadow?

    19 Dec 2010 Reply
  • wtf_dnmx

    His worst (IMHO)

    23 Nov 2010 Reply
  • ryan_brown

    Its a lot easier for me to digest this album cuz, well, it was my first Shadow album. I went backwards from here.

    8 Nov 2010 Reply
  • smbro

    never liked this album. maybe i'll try to listen again. i bought it immediately without listening when it came out 'cos i'm like "it's shadow", but man that stuff was hurting my ears. and he said at the time that it was his best! has it stood the test of time?

    2 Jul 2010 Reply
  • higgsie77

    'This Time..' is a quality track with the Heliocentrics. Most of what he does he does brilliantly but the album is badly sequenced and doesn't stitch together very well, like a bad compilation. And the rappers are a let down big time, I would have liked some quannum MCs working with him Solesides stylee

    4 May 2010 Reply
  • kida08

    I like everything except the three HYPYHY songs in the early part of it. David Banner's song is great, and the rest of it is interesting. Those three songs though..

    18 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Aceskies

    I mean rap* lyrics.

    13 Sep 2009 Reply
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