Coldcut ‎– Let Us Play!

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ZEN CD 30 Coldcut Let Us Play!(CD, Album + CD, Enh) Ninja Tune ZEN CD 30 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ZEN 30 Coldcut Let Us Play!(2xLP, Album) Ninja Tune ZEN 30 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ZEN CD 30 Coldcut Let Us Play!(CD, Album + CD, Enh) Ninja Tune ZEN CD 30 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ZEN CD 30, TFCK-879256 Coldcut Let Us Play!(CD, Album + CD, Enh) Ninja Tune, Toy's Factory ZEN CD 30, TFCK-879256 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
SON 133 Coldcut Let Us Play!(CD, Album + CD-ROM) Sonic Records (2) SON 133 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
ZENCD 030 Coldcut Let Us Play!(CD, Album + CD-ROM) Ninja Tune ZENCD 030 Canada 1997 Sell This Version
ZEN CD 30 Coldcut Let Us Play!(CD, Album + CD-ROM, Mac) Ninja Tune ZEN CD 30 UK 1997 Sell This Version
zen cd30P Coldcut Let Us Play!(CD, Album, Promo) Ninja Tune zen cd30P UK 1997 Sell This Version
SON 133 Coldcut Let Us Play!(Cass, Album) Sonic Records (2) SON 133 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
ZEN 30 Coldcut Let Us Play!(2xLP, Album, RE, RP, Gat) Ninja Tune ZEN 30 UK 2014 Sell This Version
ZEN CD 30 Coldcut Let Us Play!(CD, Album + CD, Enh) Ninja Tune ZEN CD 30 Unknown Sell This Version
ZEN CD 30 Coldcut Let Us Play!(CD, Album + CD, Enh) Ninja Tune ZEN CD 30 UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Coldcut Let Us Play!(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version
ZEN CD 30 Coldcut Let Us Play!(CD, Album, Unofficial) Ninja Tune (2) ZEN CD 30 Unknown Sell This Version

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August 9, 2011
referencing Let Us Play!, CD, Album + CD-ROM, ZENCD 030

What a fun, diverse album! It's not breakbeat like Fatboy Slim or Chemical Brothers used to do it (back when Big Beat was the thing), but rather it's an exercise in sample-mashing that alternates between serious melodies and humerous sound bytes.

Moods range from playful ('More Beats + Pieces,' 'Noah's Toilet') to sublime ('Rubaiyat,' 'Music 4 No Musicians'), keeping the listener interested throughout. If there's one problem it's that most of the pieces lack of clear hooks, but there's so much going on in each track that you never get bored, and pieces like 'Timber' stand out for what hooks they do have.

That said, tracks like 'Every Home A Prison' and 'I'm Wild About That Thing' are only interesting the first time around; after you've heard them once, they're too long-winded to warrant replays unless you're going to spin them for a friend.

But overall I was pleasantly surprised by this release. The album's tagline "Fuck dance, let's art" couldn't be more apt.