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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars timeless - a landmark d+b/dance/electronic album
simple really - if yr any kind of music lover : be it into drum+bass/dance, electronica or is just simply open minded who likes "deep" or late night electronica : u need this album from 1995.

a landmark lp which still shows up the shortcomings of many other so called classic "dance/electronica artists" . its not perfect but tracks such as the full length...
Published on 15 Jan 2008 by Simon Mack - creative

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2.0 out of 5 stars very over-rated
whilst this is just about listenable - if i had to sit and listen to a friend play it i wouldnt hate it completely, this album is definitely not dnb's finest hour. in a lot of places its just a complete mess of noise. its also very tiring/draining to listen to, you get 2 tracks in and start feeling mentally exhausted, not to mention bored.

this album was made...
Published on 11 Jun 2008 by Nomessingabout


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5.0 out of 5 stars timeless - a landmark d+b/dance/electronic album, 15 Jan 2008
This review is from: Goldie - Timeless (Audio CD)
simple really - if yr any kind of music lover : be it into drum+bass/dance, electronica or is just simply open minded who likes "deep" or late night electronica : u need this album from 1995.

a landmark lp which still shows up the shortcomings of many other so called classic "dance/electronica artists" . its not perfect but tracks such as the full length version of "inner city life" , "you + me" and "sea of tears" are stunning :combining Goldie's trademark hardcore/jungle beats but with soundsacpes and layers taking this drum + bass lp far beyond the average d+b/dancefloor only album. there's technical beats, great female vocals (mostly from Diane Charlemagne) on most adding melody and a deeper level to the music, combined with an almost classical sense of dark + light, emotion, drama + scale. the use on some tracks of "real" guitar and bass by producer rob playford also add some classy touches and depth to this wide ranging album.

even now over 10 years on "timeless" remains a musically satisfying digital yet soulful album. oh, and its still better than most much less adventurous 'darkcore' or the 'liquid' d+b releases since.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The definitive album of the genre, 27 Jan 2000
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This review is from: Goldie - Timeless (Audio CD)
Forget the fact that this shot Goldie into the level of "Hello!" celebrity. The contrast between swooping soundscape and aggressive 120 bpm breakbeat that epitomises the album perfectly represents city life. "Kemistry", the tribute to another granddaddy of drum'n'bass is memorable, but my favorite would have to be "inner city life", which is 11 minutes of sheer heaven.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Drum'n'bass album of the 90's, 6 May 2000
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This review is from: Timeless (Audio CD)
Goldie and Rob Playford's technical genius shine through, as tracks like "Timeless", his 21 minute masterpiece and "Jah-the seventh seal" display how versatile and tuely listenable drum'n'bass can be. This album has chill out, artcore and darkcore. Buy it now!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The one that kicked started it..., 12 Nov 1999
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This review is from: Timeless (Audio CD)
Drum'n'bass had been in people's conciousness for a while in various forms, perhaps more jungly than jazzy before this album really shoved it into everyone's face. Its odd to listen to it now because, yes as formulaic as it can all be, drum'n'bass really has moved on, but this is still a great album. For me it kind of loses it a bit in the middle and if you are just relaxing and listening to this often you can get a bit of a rude awakening around about the sixth track! But its the extended version of Timeless that shows Goldie at his best
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Caught between underground and mainstream- a classic, 27 Jan 2004
This review is from: Timeless (Audio CD)
No one can deny that Goldie has been an innovative, groundbreaking and influential figure in drum'n'bass. This album paints a complex image where the metallic, compressed beats are often just a backdrop to the ambient washes and soporific femine vocals. Goldie didn't set out to make a brash, dark jungle album, i believe he wanted to issue the general public with a taster of what the so called 'underground' artists have to offer, as many outsiders viewed the genre as anti-social, repetitive noise. (not a chance!). In doing so Goldie has forged a sound that is way ahead of it's time, even today.
Die-hard junglists will no doubt find some of the tracks such as 'adrift' and 'state of mind' a bit too far removed from the dark 93' stomper 'terminator', but in my opinion they just emphasise Goldie's musicality and Rob Playford's engineering expertise.
This album features some groundbreaking engineering, indeed, 'Inner City Life' is used as a demonstration tool by many electronics companies. Despite this attention to detail, there are various tracks which are filled with emotion and warmth such as 'You&Me'.It is worth buying if only for the revolutionary 'Timeless'ep,(included here in it's original format)aswell as the classics- 'Angel' and 'Kemistry'.
Don't miss out on this unique classic; it may just be the most important solo drum'n'bass of the nineties.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Definitive Jungle/DNB Concept Album, 19 Jan 2010
This review is from: Timeless (Audio CD)
This along with 4Hero's Parallel Universe and Guy Called Geralds Black Secret Technology represent the first wave of true jungle/drum and bass artist albums. ALL three are absolute classics in their own right, but TIMELESS has an extra shine to it. Technically and sonically impressive - its an album you can return too again and again and still will be appreciated for decades to come. Timeless, indeed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars TIMELESS INDEED!, 16 Dec 2014
This review is from: Timeless (Audio CD)
ITS CALLED TIMELESS AS IT IS! For me growing up through the rave era I loved so much music and this little baby was played again and again AND STILL IS. It is emotional, deep thoughtful yet dark drum and bass which only Goldie can produce. I must say I have always loved 4hero aswell and these guys create some lovely sounds but this album is in the vault of classical dance music as it is a work of art. Some d&B can be very samey although I do love it, but this is unqiue and colourfully made. With the beautiful track Kemistry I cannot find faults at all.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ESSENTIAL, 12 April 2002
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This review is from: Timeless (Audio CD)
I hated Drum & Bass, until I heard this recently. I went straight out to buy. I never knew Drum & Bass/Jungle could be so chilled out (e.g. Sea Of Tears), and this is definately my favourite CD at the moment.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mellow Drum'n'Bass at its finest, 7 Sep 2000
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Goldie has managed to produce a unqiue sound for this album, a very mellow feel to it as it starts and as the tracks go on he introduces Industrial sounds and soulfull female vocals(State of Mind)on the whole a very ambient album and a great sound. If your looking for something different than the usual this album is for you
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best drum & bass album ever, 2 Jan 2014
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This review is from: Goldie - Timeless (Audio CD)
This is a timeless (ha ha) classic. Seriously the best release of the genre, hands down. If you like drum & bass, get it.
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