Coldcut ‎– Let Us Play!

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Return To Margin 8:32
Atomic Moog 2000 (Post Nuclear Afterlife Lounge Mix) 7:06
More Beats + Pieces (Daddy Rips It Up Mix) 6:08
Rubaiyat 6:42
Pan Opticon 6:59
Music 4 No Musicians 7:02
Noah's Toilet 4:33
Space Journey 4:20
Timber 4:32
Every Home A Prison 7:03
Cloned Again 4:40
I'm Wild About That Thing (The Lost Sex Tapes: Position 1) 7:24
Atomic Moog 2000 (Bullet Train) 3:55
Frog Jam 3:15
Natural Rhythm 3:56
Timber 4:55
More Beats And Pieces 5:41
Panopticon 5:03
Atomic Moog 2000 5:03
Music For No Musicians 4:05
Noah's Toilet 3:46

Versions (16)

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
TFCK-879256, ZEN CD 30 Coldcut = コールドカット* Coldcut = コールドカット* - Let Us Play! = レット・アス・プレイ(CD, Album + CD-ROM) Toy's Factory, Ninja Tune TFCK-879256, ZEN CD 30 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
ZEN 30 Coldcut Let Us Play!(2xLP, Album) Ninja Tune ZEN 30 UK 1997 Sell This Version
ZEN 30 Coldcut Let Us Play!(2xLP, Album, W/Lbl, Sti) Ninja Tune ZEN 30 UK 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) Ninja Tune ZEN 30 UK 2014 Sell This Version
ZEN 30C Coldcut Let Us Play!(2xLP, Album, RE, Cle) Ninja Tune ZEN 30C UK 2018 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 + RE, Dis) Ninja Tune ZEN CD 30 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ZEN CD 30 Coldcut Let Us Play!(CD, Album + CD, Enh + RP, Uni) Ninja Tune ZEN CD 30 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ZEN CD 30 Coldcut Let Us Play!(CD, Album, Unofficial) Ninja Tune (2) ZEN CD 30 Unknown Sell This Version
none Coldcut Let Us Play!(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Unknown Sell This Version

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JoshuaDaCat

JoshuaDaCat

May 7, 2021
referencing Let Us Play!, CD, Album + CD, Enh, ZEN CD 30
"Pan Opticon" is a song I always keep going back to, it never gets old, plus along with the video it's music with an important message.
TheLateArthurDent

TheLateArthurDent

April 10, 2021
edited 8 months ago
referencing Let Us Play!, 2xLP, Album, ZEN 30
ah, yes, the time when coldcut was king of trip hop mountain; and generally, ambassadors of "turntable" electronic music to the masses. still sounds great today.
PabloPlato

PabloPlato

January 25, 2019
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Let Us Play!, CD, Album + CD, Enh + RE, Dis, ZEN CD 30
Every Home A Prison rings truer today than it did when this album came out. Do yourself a favour and listen to it, the scenario shared by Jello Biafra may help you survive the upcoming martial law, uh, I mean, "National Emergency" and subsequent curfew.

"Who cares if our leaders are corrupt as long as they're tough on crime?"
Escherichia

Escherichia

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.