Game Theory

Game Theory

by The Roots


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Product Details

Release Date: 08/29/2006
Label: Def Jam
UPC: 0602517001268
catalogNumber: 000722202
Rank: 106770

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roots   Primary Artist
Black Thought   Rap
?uestlove   Drums
Leonard Hubbard   Bass Guitar
Captain Kirk Douglas   Guitar
Kamal Gray   Keyboards
Frank "Knuckles" Walker   Percussion

Technical Credits

Bunny Sigler   Composer
Ron L. Hubbard   Composer
R. Bell   Composer
Brian Holland   Composer
S. Stewart   Composer
Eric Sadler   Composer
Colin Greenwood   Composer
Jonny Greenwood   Composer
Ed O'Brien   Composer
Phil Selway   Composer
A.P. Thompson   Composer
Thom Yorke   Composer
K. Gray   Composer

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Game Theory 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The album is direct and dark, leaving the listener with a bittersweet experience. Each song tumbles into the next as if you are lead down a tunnel hoping to see the light at the end. Yet, the overall direction of the group remains well defined through sophisticated music and bold lyricism, creating an atmosphere that is strangely inviting given the ups and downs of every day living. Ultimately, after a series of intense musical reflections on society and personal involvement, an homage to the late hip-hop producer and lyricist, Jay Dee, closes the album with a steadfast vision that overpowers the darkest of all previous observations. If you appreciate music that challenges your daily way of thinking and opens your mind to personal reflection, give this one a sincere listen.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another good cd from the Roots. I don't like it like 'Illadelph' or even 'Tipping Point,' but its just so solid, and every song has a meaning. Addresses a myriad of issues, from Katrina, to Jay Dee's passing, to politics, the state of the rap game, etc. Black Thought & Malik B. bring straight fire. It's nice to see Malik B. back. I love Thought because he raps about regular stuff, everyday goings on, not the fantasy and unrealistic escapism in nearly all of today's rap. I think its fair to say there wasn't another album this unique and underground to come out an a major label this year. Faves include "don't feel right," "here i come," "long time" (feat. peedi crack & bunny sigler) "clock w/ no hands" feat. mercedes of the jazzyfatnastees & "can't stop this," a tribute to Jay Dee. Kudos to Jay-Z, who let this be underground and didn't try to push it pop, (he candidly admits on "the black album" that rap like the roots' is essential but that he basically went pop so he'd have the money and power to help people in general, other artists, and of course himself) There are a couple singles I wish they'd release like "clock w/ no hands" and "can't stop this."