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
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EP by
ReleasedJune 24, 2002 (2002-06-24)
GenreInstrumental hip hop
LabelWarp
ProducerScott Herren
Prefuse 73 chronology
Vocal Studies + Uprock Narratives
(2001)
The '92 vs. '02 Collection
(2002)
One Word Extinguisher
(2003)

StyleEdit

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]

ReleaseEdit

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]

ReceptionEdit

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
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]

No.TitleLength
1."Desks.Pencils.Bottles"3:21
2."When Irony Wears Thin"3:19
3."It Never Entered"4:25
4."Love You Bring"5:09

PersonnelEdit

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

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

ReferencesEdit

  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)