The '92 vs. '02 Collection

The '92 vs. '02 Collection is a 2002 EP by Guillermo Scott Herren released under the alias of Prefuse 73. It was released by Warp in 2002.

The '92 vs. '02 Collection
EP by
ReleasedJune 24, 2002 (2002-06-24)
GenreInstrumental hip hop
ProducerScott Herren
Prefuse 73 chronology
Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives
The '92 vs. '02 Collection
One Word Extinguisher


Unlike his previous album Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives, Herren styles was described by Exclaim! as "opting for more electronic-based noises, rather than chopped up hip-hop beats" while AllMusic called it a "calmer and more collected approach to instrumental hip hop".[1][2]


The '92 vs. '02 Collection was released in by Warp on June 24, 2002.[3] The album was released on compact disc, vinyl and as an internet download.[3]


Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic     [2]
Pitchfork Media(7.7/10)[4]

Pitchfork Media gave the EP a 7.7 out of 10 rating, noting that the album was not a retread of his previous LP Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives and not a sudden change of style either.[4] The review highlighted the tracks "Desks.Pencils.Bottles" and "When Irony Wears Thin" while finding the final two tracks as "slightly less ear-catching."[4] PopMatters praised the album specifically citing the track "Love You Bring" as "essential", only finding an issue with the releases brevity.[5] Exclaim! echoed PopMatters statement of "Love You Bring" as a highlight.[1] AllMusic referred to the release as a "pretty darn good one", but also found the album too short.[2]

Track listingEdit

Track listing from album liner notes.[6]

2."When Irony Wears Thin"3:19
3."It Never Entered"4:25
4."Love You Bring"5:09


Credits adapted from The '92 vs. '02 Collection liner notes.[6]

  • Scott Herren – producer
  • Tent – design
  • Douglas Savage – photography


  1. ^ a b Dix, Noel (July 31, 2002). "The '92 vs '02 Collection". Exclaim!. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  2. ^ a b c Samuelson, Sam. "The 92 vs. 02 Collection". AllMusic. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Prefuse 73: The 92 vs. 02 Collection E.P." Warp. Archived from the original on October 14, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  4. ^ a b c Mitchum, Rob (July 8, 2002). "The '92 vs. '02 Collection EP". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  5. ^ Dlugacz, Adam (July 10, 2002). "The '92 vs '02 Collection". PopMatters. Retrieved February 14, 2016.
  6. ^ a b The '92 vs. '02 Collection (Liner notes). Prefuse 73. Warp. 2002. WAP56cd.CS1 maint: others (link)