Leftfield ‎– Alternative Light Source

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Bad Radio 5:22
Universal Everything 7:06
Bilocation 4:24
Head And Shoulders 5:24
Dark Matters 5:02
Little Fish 6:08
Storms End 5:00
Alternative Light Source 3:16
Shaker Obsession 5:22
Levitate For You 5:14

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
INFECT223CD Leftfield Alternative Light Source(CD, Album) Infectious Music INFECT223CD Europe 2015 Sell This Version
INFECT223D Leftfield Alternative Light Source(10xFile, FLAC, Album, Hi-) Infectious Music INFECT223D Europe 2015
INFECT223DLP Leftfield Alternative Light Source(2xLP, Album) Infectious Music INFECT223DLP UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
LIB175CD Leftfield Alternative Light Source(CD, Album) Infectious Music, Liberator Music LIB175CD Australia 2015 Sell This Version
INFECT223CDP Leftfield Alternative Light Source(CDr, Album, Num, Promo) Infectious Music INFECT223CDP UK 2015 Sell This Version
none Leftfield Alternative Light Source(CDr, Album, Promo) Infectious Music, Liberator Music none Australia 2015 Sell This Version

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TheJungli

TheJungli

May 23, 2021
edited 6 months ago
referencing Alternative Light Source, CD, Album, INFECT223CD
Not a review as such... but I went to see them in Birmingham, purchased the CD whilst there and drove home with it blasting out of the speakers. Great CD.... but then I noticed - they had spelt Leftfield incorrectly, CD text on mine says, "Leftfeild".

It could be my poor recollection but ... could someone verify, please.
Risingson

Risingson

January 29, 2021
referencing Alternative Light Source, CD, Album, INFECT223CD
Seems I missed a lot of controversy. I loved this album back then, but maybe I started to love it after I saw the live in Glastonbury 2015 which was one of my favourite shows of that festival.
chrissyboy73

chrissyboy73

February 18, 2020
referencing Alternative Light Source, 2xLP, Album, INFECT223DLP
This doesn't immediately grab you as with the others because the others created this entire genre of house. So influencial have Leftfield been, it's been done thousands of times since by anyone looking to make a mark. Give this a play, let it play out, you can hear their style, it's a really solid dance record, and a very good one. This would have a much higher rating if they released it 10 years earlier. The sleeves and pressings (2lp) are terrific btw.
midnightrunner

midnightrunner

December 18, 2019
referencing Alternative Light Source, CD, Album, INFECT223CD
This album is not anywhere near as good as Leftism, as that was a classic album. It is not even as good as Rhythm, and Stealth and that was not even half as good as Leftism. In fact, if this album was a thing, it would be a smelly pooey fart!!
stevenbennett5

stevenbennett5

March 23, 2018
referencing Alternative Light Source, CD, Album, INFECT223CD
so, nearly 3 years on, what do we think? Personally, i think only Bilocation and Levitate For You are worthy of the Leftfield name - these 2 tracks could exist happily on either of the previous albums.
techsoul

techsoul

November 19, 2016
referencing Alternative Light Source, CD, Album, INFECT223CD

Given Leftfields sixteen year hiatus and Paul Daleys departure from the project, this album is a different take on the Leftfield sound. "Alternative Light Source" iilluminates the project from a completely new angle. It's a mighty and fabulous album with a slight pop patina, great production and apparent knowledge of its roots. Not a stone-cold future classic, but a solid and self-conscious comeback all the way.

Why petrify the good old times in memory amber?
Open your ears and listen to Leftfield tearing EDM a new one.
southwestwax

southwestwax

August 16, 2016
referencing Alternative Light Source, CD, Album, INFECT223CD
A strange one to comment /review on really.. This album has it all,great potential and a few stand out tracks.. BUT just when you think there's something deep and interesting ..there's just that bit of cheese and commercialism which let's it down..obviously "leftisim" set the mark..but it's been a gradual downhill slide from there
pianoman74

pianoman74

July 17, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Alternative Light Source, CD, Album, INFECT223CD
We should be thankful after all! I mean, 16 years ago, we were almost sure that "Rhythm and Stealth" would be the very last we'd hear of this amazing (then-)duo for all times to come. And now...lo' and behold...a new album! Albeit without Daley, the Leftfield flame has been rekindled again, and that is good!
Electrohound

Electrohound

July 13, 2015
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Alternative Light Source, CD, Album, INFECT223CD

Dang, what incredible negativity in the reviews here. Ouch. It's true, Daley's presence is missed. It's not the same. Not at all. But why would we expect it to be? And who really wants Leftism 2015? Or Rhythm & Stealth -- Leftfield's best album -- which it shares more in common with, but can't be repeated? We live in a different world now. Daley and Barnes were headed in this more austere direction for some time. Yet it's not an obvious comeback for those who yearn for the heady optimism of the '90s. This sounds like Barnes a bit unhinged, a man who has absorbed the aftereffects of 9/11, and global economic meltdown, European government cutbacks, you name it. At times he dives right into the dissonance. Personally, I too would have preferred more of the ragga and dub we got with the first two albums. But it's not a bad thing that Barnes has moved into very dark, minimal, moody territory on Alternative Light Source. It is more repetitive than I would have thought, or wanted, as a result. Some of the vocals seem like odd choices, at first contact. But as always, play it loud and it is MENTAL.

Sometimes artists need to go into the belly of the beast to come out the other side. Like The Black Dog (Ken Downie), who was also written off after Plaid left -- left to die by many -- he returned with some less rousing albums at first. But after finding a groove, subsequent albums have revealed a renaissance. I believe in giving great artists a chance to bounce back on their own terms. ALS would be considered a solid album by most artists. It grows with more listens after the shock of the new. I hope Barnes keeps at it despite the cold. Remember, Barnes did the original "Not Forgotten" without Daley, and it's still the best thing ever recorded under the Leftfield name. So let's give him a chance to bring back the eternal light, once he's purged more of the poison of our time.
kepler

kepler

July 2, 2015
referencing Alternative Light Source, 2xLP, Album, INFECT223DLP
Well, some nice sounds in there amongst the terrors. But still, this left me completely cold; no spine tingling goodness to be had anywhere - some very run-of-the-mill club tracks followed by a number of wannabe chart toppers. Awful. What a shame.