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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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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6 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing follow up to an excellent debut., 21 Oct 2001
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This review is from: Rhythm and Stealth (Audio CD)
Leftfield always had their work cut out following up what was undoubtedly one the most influential dance albums of the 1990's. Four years in the making, this album proved that not every release would gain 'instant classic' status.
It's not that the album is actually bad - it is technically an extremely accomplished piece of work. Tracks such as 'Dusted' and 'Phat Planet' hint at what Leftfield are capable of when they're on top form. However, the rest of the album is just too.....well, ordinary which is the most disappointing thing.
I really wanted to like this album, but found that I just couldn't get to grips with it. Maybe I was missing something, I don't know. But one thing I feel pretty confident of is that the 3rd album should be a cracker, even if the world has to wait another four years for it.
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1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Too Minimalistic, not enough Music., 23 Mar 2000
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This review is from: Rhythm and Stealth (Audio CD)
I see the other opinions here and can in part agree with most of them. There are shades of some decent stuff on this album, but they are over shadowed by some very poor efforts. Dusted is ok, and Africa Shox rocks at first, but quickly fades away. Swords is probably the only other song worth listening to. The trouble is that most of the tracks are so minimal that they are more annoying than anything else. It's all bass and little else, if you can listen to Double Flash and Dub Gussett then you obviously have weird tastes in music. It's not bad to have in the background, but overall there are far better albums to spend your cash on.
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0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars For Music-Haters Only, 25 Jan 2000
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This review is from: Rhythm and Stealth (Audio CD)
A friend of mine bought this album and insisted that I had to listen to it. I was not keen, having already heard the songs 'Afrika Shox', 'Phat Planet' and 'Dusted', and having been somewhat less than impressed. Unfortunately, the rest of the album failed to live up to even the low standards set by these three 'songs'. Avoid at all costs.
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1 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not what I'd call dance, 25 Mar 2001
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Unfortunately the sad fact is that there is barely a good tune on this CD. 'Phat Planet' is good but just that. The rest are really depressing-and you don't want to get up and dance. 'Africa Shox' is also respectable but it you want to hear real dance, Norman Cook's your man.
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1.0 out of 5 stars An Enormous Let Down, 22 Nov 2001
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Perhaps the biggest let down I can remember.
The original 'Leftfield' scaled some fantastic heights and was very important in moving music forward. But this is a very pale immitation indeed of that success. They have tried to move on into new areas from the original, which in itself is a commendable, brave sign. But the result can only be described as a total failure. I bought this when it came out and dont listen to it anymore. It is such an enormous shame after the 5 star first album. They will have to try very hard now to get back on the buylists and play lists of myself and very many others.
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