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on 5 December 2014
Every time I mention Morcheeba to anyone they have never heard of them, if I have their cd in the car or when friends visit I'm always asked what cd I'm playing and getting good comments. If you've never heard of morcheeba and feel like getting a new cd then I can't recommend it enough. This cd is kind of more on the chill out side, but it's seriously good. They aren't new, I had this same album several years ago and some bugger swiped it, but still too uplifting and funky not to keep replacing. :)
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on 11 November 2016
This band is so easy to listen to. I have got a few of their cds. They are such a good band and the music is so laid back.
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on 25 January 2017
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on 6 May 2016
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on 26 January 2013
Morcheeba are good
there is little I can say, that anyone should know

this is a good CD

its just a matter of test
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on 23 November 2014
Great and quick
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Morcheeba's third album is almost invariably seen by fans of the quirky Brit-trio as definitely not having a place amongst their better output.

The first two numbers `World looking in' and `Rome wasn't built in a day' are very much in the mode of `Big Calm': trip-hop at its best, tuneful with a steady, chilled rhythm and interesting instrumentation augmenting the clear vocal line. However from there on in it's generally not good news, as the compositions lose their way in a mish-mash of upbeat gospel and reggae rhythms unsuited to the Godfreys' more subtle talents. The band simply fails to surprise and delight as they often prove they can.

This album is a dip in Morcheeba's usual high standards of originality, descending at times into the unremarkable and formulaic. If you're new to Morcheeba, give this a miss for now and instead listen to `Who Can You Trust', `Big Calm' or even better, `Dive Deep' to appreciate how good they can be.

FoF has its moments, but overall is for diehard fans only.
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on 20 September 2000
I was at first disappointed by this album having grown used to the soothing music of Big Calm and Who can you trust? Then I realisd however that this was just a change in direction - if they had gone on in the same vein they would have been accused of being repetitive and being unable to do anything new. This album is more upbeat and more pop-like in its tone and feel however this is no bad thing, pop is not necesarily a dirty word. Morcheeba have never exactly leaned towards the dark side in their music, they maintained Big Calm with a smooth relaxed feel however the message was ultimately a hopeful one, it left you feeling lifted, not depressed. Here the music is perhaps more in your face than we're used to because they are usually so relaxed and soothing but I still find this album extremely enjoyable to listen to and I look forward to the next album.
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on 12 July 2000
After two amazing album 'Fragments of Freedom' is somewhat disappointing. Don't get me wrong, it's not a bad album, in fact it's quite good, but not as good as Morcheeba's spectacular 'Who can you Trust' and 'Big Calm'. After listening to 'Fragments of Freedom' I am disappointed that it is less trip-hoppy than the previous two, there is some trip-hop influence but it seems to be lacking. I would even go as far to say that Morcheeba put this album together quite effortlessly and perhaps with a little more umph and motivation they could have created a superb follow up to 'Big Calm'
'Fragements of Freedom' is not a must for you CD collection, but it's worth listening to at least once. With some chilled summer songs, you might make use of it if Summer 2000 turns out to be a scorcher!
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on 14 June 2002
Why only 98% you ask...well with the bands other offerings you get all killer, no filler, with this they have detracted from the trip-hop laid back trademark tunes (I am not knocking them for this btw) but in-between the great musical efforts are 2 well out of place tunes which don't fit the flow of the album really - the first is a "steel drum" tune which is not working at all and secondly later on is a full blown rap which is a bit harsh for the flow of music wafting over you from the rest of this marred classic.
If morcheeba want to diversify and expand then thats fine by me as long as they carry on with the "trance-like" masterpieces they skillfully knock out, quality is the order of the day from them!!! It does make you think that in the other albums there is a musical continuity that is sadly broken here...hmmmm
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