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Faithless and other dance acts

Postby GoogaMooga » 05 Sep 2020, 12:17

I find time for Faithless, certainly at 50 p @ - it's mostly trippy, ambient, chill dance. I'd say a comp or a couple of their best albums should have you covered. I thought I'd stretch it and bought the 2 CD Camden Deluxe, but that was a mistake. The good stuff is all there, but then the compilers thought they would throw in a few exclusives, and sure enough - we get the obligatory remixes with relentless tub-thumping. Electronic dance has been around since the 80s, at least, and it's been the standard music of choice for every goddamn club scene in every contemporary movie of recent vintage that features such scenes. So, like it or not, there's no avoiding it. You don't need that punishing, thumping beat, and Faithless often get it right on their singles, so pass on the Deluxe.

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Re: Faithless and other dance acts

Postby never/ever » 06 Sep 2020, 00:41

I quite like their albums, no need for best-ofs as far as I am concerned. Reverence, Sunday 8PM, Outrospective and No Roots are great albums which had more good songs than just the singles...Zoe Johnston and Dido were definitely well served by the material they sung on these albums.
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Re: Faithless and other dance acts

Postby never/ever » 06 Sep 2020, 01:03

BTW, new single came out recently...bit meh on it but a new album is due soon so I will have a listen...

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Re: Faithless and other dance acts

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 06 Sep 2020, 07:08

I can listen to it and even enjoy when the mood strikes me. Good caal, Googs.

Faithless and I will add Massive Attack and Portishead to the mix.
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Re: Faithless and other dance acts

Postby Positive Passion » 06 Sep 2020, 07:30

I have several Faithless records and like them. I would put massive attack, groove armada and basement jaxx ahead of them, both in the studio and live.

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Re: Faithless and other dance acts

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 06 Sep 2020, 07:49

Positive Passion wrote:I have several Faithless records and like them. I would put massive attack, groove armada and basement jaxx ahead of them, both in the studio and live.




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Re: Faithless and other dance acts

Postby GoogaMooga » 06 Sep 2020, 08:01

My rankings:

1. massive attack
2. portishead
3. moloko
4. morcheeba
5. basement jaxx
6. daft punk
7. chemical brothers
8. faithless
9. underworld
10. cassius

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Re: Faithless and other dance acts

Postby Darkness_Fish » 10 Sep 2020, 20:13

I always thought Faithless were kind of underrated because they had a couple of mega-hits. You know the kind of thing, they reach a certain level and that's it, not to be taken seriously by the dance/urban music crowd. Something about Maxi Jazz's vocals I like, there's a laid-back authority to 'em, like he could rip you a new one, but he really can't be bothered right now.

This track is insanely catchy to e:

Like fast-moving clouds casting shadows against a hillside, the melody-loop shuddered with a sense of the sublime, the awful unknowable majesty of the world.

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Re: Faithless and other dance acts

Postby Darkness_Fish » 10 Sep 2020, 20:15

GoogaMooga wrote:My rankings:

1. massive attack
2. portishead
3. moloko
4. morcheeba
5. basement jaxx
6. daft punk
7. chemical brothers
8. faithless
9. underworld
10. cassius


Not sure what your criteria is here, but there seems a glaring absence of Tricky amongst all that trip-hop.
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