No Roots [Japan Bonus Tracks]

No Roots [Japan Bonus Tracks]

by Faithless
     
 

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Not that it was a valid argument before, but with the release of No Roots you can't say "every Faithless album sounds the same" any longer. The 15 tracks are broken into two suites -- seven tracks each -- with a remix of "Mass Destruction" tacked onto the end. Both suites focus on love: love of people, love of humanity, love of peace.

Overview

Not that it was a valid argument before, but with the release of No Roots you can't say "every Faithless album sounds the same" any longer. The 15 tracks are broken into two suites -- seven tracks each -- with a remix of "Mass Destruction" tacked onto the end. Both suites focus on love: love of people, love of humanity, love of peace. There's plenty of conviction, plenty of message, and very little for the club. Headphone-friendly, the album is the best showcase yet for Rollo and Sister Bliss (the musical half of Faithless), as the music (all in the key of C by the way) is stunning. Polished and purposeful, the tunes glide one to the next effortlessly, making this the most thought-out Faithless album yet. Mood is the thing and as a result only a few tracks -- "Mass Destruction," "I Want You More, Pt. 2," "Miss U Less, See U More" -- stand out on their own. But if the album isn't as powerful as one would have hoped, it's very personal. It's a good move since everybody knows the band can churn out a fluffy banger like "Insomnia" anytime they want; now the band's zealous fans finally make sense to an outsider. The album is for the fans, and maybe newcomers with patience and a penchant for wandering introspection. New vocalist LSK's cool reggae toasting mixes well with Maxi Jazz's conversational style, and "You ain't going to nirvana -- or far-vana" is the only lyric that'll cause cringes. More than a placeholder, No Roots is a satisfying album that's like the kid on the cover. It's lovable but requires attention and commitment. [A Japanese version included bonus tracks.]

Product Details

Release Date:
11/27/2006
Label:
Cheeky / Sbme
UPC:
0886970282529
catalogNumber:
702825
Rank:
276697

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Faithless   Primary Artist
Nina Simone   Vocals
Sister Bliss   Bass,Piano,Strings,Keyboards,Musician
Maxi Jazz   Vocals
Dido Armstrong   Vocals
Nemo Jones   Guitar
P*nut   Bass,Guitar,Drums
Matty Benbrook   Guitar

Technical Credits

Nina Simone   Composer
Sister Bliss   Composer,Programming,Producer
Maxi Jazz   Composer
Miles Showell   Material
Dave Randall   Composer
Dido Armstrong   Composer
Aubrey Nunn   Composer
Grippa   Engineer
Nemo Jones   Composer
Rollo Armstrong   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer
Simon Emmett   Inside Photo
Gavin Callaghan   Engineer
P*nut   Composer,Producer
Beginerz   Remixing,Additional Production
Sheryl Garrett   Liner Notes

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