The Thievery Corporation have really cornered the market in their blend of chilled breaks, dub-influence, a bit of psychedelia, and a globe trotting selection of sounds! The good news is that they have never sounded better than on this album - the large number of collaborators has certainly paid off!
The album is diverse in its influences, but hangs together really well. The sublimely gorgeous Satyam Shivam Sundram will send shivers down your spine, and the dub sounds of Amerimacka will remind you how much you miss the early nineties incarnation of Massive Attack! The latin-influenced tracks blend together really well, and the celebrity guests do a great job of sounding like themselves without breaking the spell that TC create with their sounds (in fact, Flaming Lips seem to have found a whole new career guesting as an entity on other people's albums)!
The Cosmic Game is probably not best appreciated on your MP3 player whilst doing the morning commute - rather, get the lights on low, relax your mind and enjoy another slice of Thievery Corporation doing what they do!