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on 30 September 2005
Let's be clear at least for one time : with faithless everything is already known and decided before you put the record on : on one side you have the techno (almost commercial things) that are chart topping and get heavy player on Mtv; on the other side you have the soft songs massive attack (but most probably groove armada) would be proud of. It doesn't matter which are the titles behind those things: from the debut "Reverence" to this Third album you don't see any improvement, yet you get the feeling that this group has found the formula for the big success.Anyway Faithless have created their own style in the same sense as the Chemical Brothers or the Prodigy, so it's not a shame on repeiting themeselves. They fill every song with a "London touch" (sorry Daft Punk)and most of All there's Maxi Jazz, some sort of good Tricky before he descends in a narcotic world that makes the difference in songs like Muhammed Alì, probably the highlight of Outrospective imo.