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Thievery CorporationThe Temple Of I & I

Tracklist

Thief Rockers3:29
Letter To The Editor3:54
Strike The Root3:32
Ghetto Matrix3:47
True Sons Of Zion4:05
The Temple Of I & I4:19
Time + Space4:33
Love Has No Heart4:25
Lose To Find3:17
Let The Chalice Blaze4:44
Weapons Of Distraction5:07
Road Block3:37
Fight To Survive3:57
Babylon Falling3:56
Drop Your Guns3:44

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    Cover of The Temple Of I & I, 2017-02-10, CDThe Temple Of I & I
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    Eighteenth Street Lounge Music – esl 222US2017US2017
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    Cover of The Temple Of I & I, 2017-02-10, VinylThe Temple Of I & I
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    Eighteenth Street Lounge Music – ESL 222Europe2017Europe2017
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    Eighteenth Street Lounge Music (2) – ESL 222Russia2017Russia2017
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    Cover of The Temple Of I & I, 2017-02-10, CDThe Temple Of I & I
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    Eighteenth Street Lounge Music – esl 222Europe2017Europe2017
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    • Geee.'s avatar
      Geee.
      Absolutely flawless pressing here. The SQ is also top notch. Great sound stage & dynamics.
      (Rig: Rega RP6 with Ortofon black cart through McIntosh MA5200 amp & Axiom M60 v2 speakers.)
      • iggyzaai's avatar
        iggyzaai
        Amazing pressing! Definitely one of my favorite Thievery albums. Clean, crisp, dynamic and brilliant.
        • Marc_LEsperance's avatar
          Vinyl has a bit of surface noise floor happening, not the quietest vinyl, but it was free of clicks and pops. Second disc on mine has noticeable warpage, but it didn't prove audible. Packaging quality is great.
          • themilkman's avatar
            themilkman
            This is probably my favourite Thievery album. It is undeniably a Thievery album, all chilled grooves, lush melodies, dub elements and hints of bossa, but it feels, at least in part, as one of their grittiest. This album is worth it for Letter To The Editor and True Sons Of Zion alone. Some here deplore the lack of originality, and it is true that this album doesn't mark any departure, but it feels as their most coherent album in years. I would have loved a little more of the dub/reggae side exposed, but this is what I like the most about them. As an album, It sits right up there alongside Richest Man in Babylon and Radio Retaliation.
            • soundandlight's avatar
              soundandlight
              "Promo copy in cartonslave." What's a cartonslave? Anybody know this?
              • Gustaff_Meredith's avatar
                Absolutely cool release ! Perfect for the summer :-) word
                • guzzer's avatar
                  guzzer
                  Everything a Thievery record should be. Its warm, it washes over you, it brightens your dark corners. Breaking new ground? - not really. But its wholly satisfying and relaxing
                  • DJ_Roland's avatar
                    DJ_Roland
                    Does this release also have the Printed innersleeves like the US release is mentioned?
                    • Blurb10's avatar
                      Blurb10
                      Edited 5 years ago
                      Every time I expect a new Thievery album to radically depart into a darker, more beat-driven, psychedelic territory, I get another album that's a slight variation of their typical sound. (How cool would it be to see Garza tackle 60's psychedelia, something he touched upon on a few tracks on "The Cosmic Game"?) "Temple" is another case of Thievery doing what they are best at: sunny vibes, guest vocalists having fun, reggae, that recognizable Thievery pseudo-1990s chord in the background... Highlights here include the energetic hip-hop "centerpiece" "Letter to the Editor", Mr. Lif doing his thing on "Ghetto Matrix" and "Fight to Survive" and the instrumental, groove-driven "Let The Chalice Blaze".
                      All in all, a quality album that will appease fans of Thievery, while not breaking any new ground. Sometimes familiarity is reassuring, nostalgic, a dip into the past. One can't argue the top-notch quality of its production and the pleasantness of its vibes. Less of a departure than the uber-tropical "Saudade" but (unfortunately) less dark than The Cosmic Game, this lies firmly in the middle in terms of Thievery oeuvre.
                      • mkrzych's avatar
                        mkrzych
                        Anyone about the pressing quality please for this record? How does it sound on vinyl?

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