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Chill Out the Beats!,
This review is from: To All New Arrivals: Limited Edition (Audio CD)
Faithless have always made fantastic dance music, but never have they made something so poignant. The haunting phone call which starts the album leaves you wondering what you're in for and the answer is simple - A dance album of such emotional depth that you are left drained without throwing a single shape. As ever there are subtle melodies and vocal harmonies to put most choirs in their place, but what really hits are the lyrics in this album. Rollo Armstrong has always had a natural poetry to his voice but he puts it to great effect here emphasising constantly that this is not just music.
The credit however cannot go solely to Maxi Jazz and Sister Bliss as tracks like `Last This Day' and `A Kind of Peace' are made perfect by the guest vocals of Dido and Cat Power respectively. This is not a happy album, but it is a brilliant one.
Buy it and find out for yourself.