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5.0 out of 5 stars A real grower
I must say that this album is a real grower. I remember being so wound up over it, but then being slightly disappointed after hearing it, expecting it to be anything like Leftism. But it ain't. It is a fantastic diversification from the ghost of Leftism and proves Leftfield's versatility in an ever expanding world of pop. From the pulsing madness of Phat Planet, the...
Published on 8 Sep 2000 by M. J. Axtell

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3.0 out of 5 stars Its a bit clanking
This doesn’t really have the subtlety of the original, favouring full on clanking techno over intricately textured soundscapes. That’s not all bad but you should know what you’re letting yourself in for. That said both Afrika Shox and Swords are absolutely gorgeous tracks but its Phat Planet that is most representative of Leftfield’s new direction...
Published on 13 Jan 2003 by Tom


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5.0 out of 5 stars Best album of 2000? Probably, 6 Feb 2001
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This review is from: Rhythm and Stealth (Audio CD)
This is a must-buy CD for anyone who appreciates real dance music, and for that matter real music. It is currently the only album that has ever driven me to write a review as it has been one of my favourite albums ever since I got hold of it. If you can get the Ltd Edition version, as the CD-ROM Videos (particularly Afrika Shox) are excellent!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, a perfect follow up to Leftism. But..., 14 Dec 2000
This review is from: Rhythm and Stealth (Audio CD)
Leftism is a landmark album, it inspired an entire genre of music and redifined dance music when it was released. It's an essential part of a broad music collection. Rhythm and Stealth meanwhile, despite being brilliant in about every way like its predecessor will never have the same influence.
This is an almighty album, it's one of my favourite albums of all time (but then so is Leftism). What I do think though is that this is not an essential album like its predecessor. Certainly if you really enjoyed the previous album you should think about getting this. It's not ground-breaking however. It's a sequel to Leftism, with fresher and more modern beats. Leftism's the better of the two however (marginally).
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5.0 out of 5 stars leftfield does it again!, 28 Oct 1999
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This review is from: Rhythm and Stealth (Audio CD)
This is a superb follow up to leftism, from start to finish this is bursting with full on killers, starting with the the theme from the guinness adverts to the most amazing duet with africa bambata this album most definetly kicks ass! a must!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!, 2 Jan 2000
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Leftfield are simply the greatest thing ever to hit this planet. leftism was brilliiant and after an agonising wait they have done it again. some tracks take a while to grow on you but in the end i am listening to this the whole time.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars How could they beat 'Leftism'?, 6 April 2004
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Jay M "jay_mc" (Dublin, Ireland) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Rhythm and Stealth (Audio CD)
Despite what has been said time and time again, this is not a bad album. If it had been produced by another artist, it would have been hailed as a great work. It just happened that Leftfield produced it and after 'Leftism', nothing could beat that. So the question is, should they have given up after 'Leftism'?
It seems rather mean to suggest a band should just stop even if they have made a near perfect album. It's their career you know. But because they did break up anyway after this album, it does seem a pertinent question.
But if they did break up before they produced this then they wouldn't have made such fine songs as 'El Cid' and 'Afrika Shox'. But whereas before they were creating new sounds out of old, on this album they were merely repeating themselves. With Leftfield being such a creative force it is understandable that the band decided it would be better to stop rather than retracing old steps.
So it's simple, is it worth buying? The answer is yes, but just don't expect it to be a groundbreaking album like their previous album. If you like their stuff, you will like this. It would even appeal to general electronic music fans.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre, 3 Dec 1999
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This review is from: Rhythm and Stealth (Audio CD)
The album is to slow to in its block beats to enable comparison with leftism to be made, more akin to the mellow beats of Jay.B.Small or Chameth.M. However as a stand alone piece the album offers signs of hope to Leftfield fans, despite being lyrically limited and will ensure that the grovelling middle-class praise of these 'innovators'will continue for some time to come.
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8 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars One too many, 6 Feb 2006
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Zigster (Sydney, NSW Australia) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Rhythm and Stealth (Audio CD)
If this had been Leftfield's first album they would have sunk without a trace. The finesse and density of ideas that makes Leftism such a thrill to listen to just isn't here. Instead they sound like a couple of second raters trying desperately to sound like Leftfield.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Quite a good follow up to Leftism, 18 May 2000
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This review is from: Rhythm and Stealth (Audio CD)
If you're thinking of buying this album - Don't! Go and buy Leftism instead if you haven't got it. If you have Leftism, then buy this immediately. Your first listen may not be as rewarding as Leftism but the songs really grow on you. Afrika shox and Swords are really classy songs, but there are several other excellent songs as well.
It's not a classic like Leftism but it certainly rocks. I certainly was dancing around my bedroom listening to it. Leftfield -- You're great!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Some top-class songs, 3 July 2000
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This follow up to Leftism is quite good, it pretty much lived up o my expectations but some of the songs are depressing and dull. I think the best tunes are Dusted, Afrika Shox and Chant of a Poor Man. My overall favourite is Afrika Shox. INCREDIBLE! One of the best songs i've heard in ages. Buy this if you are a fan of leftfield or have listened to some of the songs and you have liked them, otherwise don't.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A little disapointing, 4 Nov 1999
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This review is from: Rhythm and Stealth (Audio CD)
After the triumph of thier first album the long awaited follow-up doen't quite reach the same heady hights. All the ingredients seem to be there but just not mixed with the same enthusiasm as the first outing.
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