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RHYTHM AND STEALTH (Vinyl)


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  • LP Record (May 24 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: Sony Music Canada Inc.
  • ASIN: B003GC5874
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #227,003 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I'm only 20 and I had no idea who Leftfield were til '99. My brother played me the original version of 'Song of Life' in 99 and kept banging on how amazing 'Leftism'is. I could not stop playing it. I still can't I admit. Still,I bought 'Rhythm and Stealth' that year and was amazed how good this is. 'Dusted' is a raw hard hop track with the magic of Roots Manuva over it.(Though I admit I hate hip-hop). 'Phat Planet', the guiness ad track is an amazing track and the album pace is kept until 'El Cid'. 'Afrika Shox' with Afrika Bambaataa is really catchy! Dub Gusset'(what a name for a track,sniff!),is a nice dark breaks number with the cool zappy dial twiddling which brings us nicely into the hypnosis of 'Swords' with the eerie vocals of Toni Halliday. The album ends nicely on a very dark tip with the awesome '6/8 War' and that's topped off with 'Rhino's Prayer' which is a dark breakbeat number with heavy sub-bass rhythms. All in all this is an album which will be in my faves of all time. Maybe not up there with Leftism with it's legacy, but still one that will keep Leftfield's spirit burn forever...
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I bought this before the Leftism one and actually prefer it. When it hits the speakers I pull out my djembe african drum and don't stop playing along until the very end, drenched in sweat!
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Normally I am not a fan of Drum and Base but when it is done right it is very good and Leftfield has done it right and then some more. This is the perfect album to sit at home with. It is weird in that it is not really an album you can dance too but if you like to sit around with your friends and enjoy some tunes then this is really a good one because you can chat and then relax and then chat again and relax and the album really does fill that void well. I know lots of people who throw this one on when people are around because it sets a good mood and for all its darkness is actually quite moving in a soul searching thinky sort of way.
The tunes are all mostly drum and bass but they do vary in type. There are a lot of floor thumpers that will vibrate all the way to the neighbors but then there is also ambient works that will just oscillate the bongs.
For those of you expecting Leftfield: Leftism, forget it. Leftfield have simply done something darker and new. This is a must have album and it is really that good! I would also recommend Paul Oakenfold's Great Wall if you like this one because they are very similar except that Great Wall is more Trance orientated.
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After buying Leftism on a whim and falling in love with it, I was excited to find Rhythm and Stealth and bought it right away when I saw it a few years back. It starts off with moderately catchy "Dusted" with rap vocals, but "Phat Planet," the next song, bored me with it's monotonous beat and lack of variation. "Chant of a Poor Man" has a catchy bassline, with reggae-type vocals, but it doesn't compare to Leftism's "Release the Pressure." "Double Flash" is monotonous and flat like Phat Planet with a thick beat but little else to offer. Track 5, "El Cid," is soft and lullaby-ish enough to put me to sleep, which wouldn't be a bad thing except for it's complete listlessness and lack of sound variety. "Afrika Shox" is one of the few standouts on the album with it's hardhitting beat and club-catchy lyrics. This song shows that Leftfield can still be extremely edgy and creative, even if they haven't chosen this route for other songs on this album. "Dub Gussett" is, once again, monotonous and lacking in variety. "Swords" is a rare gem on this cd. It's soothing and melodic with female vocals, but has enough variation to keep me interested. "6/8 War"......monotonous. The distortion in the beat is rather grating on the ears after awhile. "Rino's Prayer" begins with dark, moody male vocals and eventually jolts you with a dark heavy beat. I enjoy this song.
Overall, tracks "Phat Planet," "Double Flash," "El Cid," "Dub Gussett," and "6/8 War" were truly disappointing, dull, and uncreative. Leftfield showed us with Leftism that they have the range to make versatile and edgy music, but these tracks fail to display their talents.
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Format: Audio CD
This album as a whole is darn good; but a few tracks are simply amazing (Dusted, Swords, and Chant of the Poor Man) and to a lesser extent Afrika Shox. These tracks alone make it worth the purchace, its much better than leftism, although I wish they had included Afro-Ride on this album.....
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Of course there are the inevitable comparisons to Leftism, but therein lies an important difference: Where Leftism maintains an amazing consistency, I think R&S finds our heroes trying to impress on too many levels. This could have been a minimalist beat feast a la Double Flash and Phat Planet or filled with slow, brooding pieces like Swords and Poor Man, or even showpieces like Dusted and Afrika Shox. But a few of all of the above doesn't gel well.
For my money I'd have opted for the second, since the best and most fully realized part of all this was the Swords single, which had no less than five fantasic remixes. Rare and essential.
Lastly, after four or five years (whatever it was) to fill out the disc with such filler as they do is puzzling and a little sad.
Lastly, the cover was (to me) a clever evocation of Steely Dan's Aja cover. What that means I cannot say.
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