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Universal acclaim- based on 122 Ratings

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  • Summary: This sample-driven Austrialian dance outfit scored a hit in its homeland with this, its debut full-length release (following three EP releases since 1997). The UK music press created a publicity avalanche for the band in the Spring of 2001, as the album picked up strong reviews (quotes fromThis sample-driven Austrialian dance outfit scored a hit in its homeland with this, its debut full-length release (following three EP releases since 1997). The UK music press created a publicity avalanche for the band in the Spring of 2001, as the album picked up strong reviews (quotes from some appear below) and was featured in numerous articles. Packed with over 600 samples of recordings dating from the 1950's to the present (each one credited in the liner notes!) as well as original instrumentation, 'Since I Left You' is a varied and unique record. Expand
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  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Quite possibly the best sample record ever made.
  2. 'Since I Left You' is proof that while being a vinyl junkie might not make you a teen idol, crafting a joyous, kaleidoscopic masterpiece of sun-kissed disco-pop definitely will.... Cool? Sure, whatever. Brilliant? Undoubtedly.
  3. It's a kaleidoscopic ode to the joy of music, and it's the most exciting debut album since Mos Def's Black on Both Sides.
  4. A charming, witty pastiche of mashed up samples, beats, bangs, and bobs.... Truly a breakthrough in the world of dance music.
  5. Since I Left You is as much of a revelation now as Primal Scream's life-changing Screamadelica was a decade ago.
  6. One of the most joyous and poignant party albums ever. [Feb 2002, p.74]
  7. Luckily, the album has an easy-going air that lifts it out of the realm of smart-guy assemblage and into sexy, summery territories.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 60
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 60
  3. Negative: 1 out of 60
  1. AbelL.
    Jul 24, 2002
    10
    A great headphone album that would also be a hit at any party. Enjoyable at the first listen, and the 100th too.
  2. KonstantinosA.
    Nov 25, 2001
    10
    Album of the year so far...
  3. MichaelB
    Mar 17, 2009
    10
    Deep, yet accessible due to its fun, melancholy nature. The best of its genre, with its sheer variation keeping you listening again and again.
  4. MikeS
    Jun 2, 2005
    10
    Opeed my eyes to sampling and nothing else since has come close. Equinoxx, if you know better please tell me, because this disc is toe Opeed my eyes to sampling and nothing else since has come close. Equinoxx, if you know better please tell me, because this disc is toe tappin' good from the first beat to the last. *Frontier Psychiatrist is worth the purchase alone. Expand
  5. RayK
    Dec 30, 2007
    10
    Anything other than 10 would be criminal. Listening to it now on the eve of 2008, and it's still so far ahead of the game it's Anything other than 10 would be criminal. Listening to it now on the eve of 2008, and it's still so far ahead of the game it's embarrassing. Expand
  6. Apr 15, 2013
    10
    Deep, soothing and fun all tied together in a perfect album. There's just nothing like it out there. I highly recommend listening to it fromDeep, soothing and fun all tied together in a perfect album. There's just nothing like it out there. I highly recommend listening to it from start to finish for the best experience. Expand
  7. larrys
    Jun 11, 2005
    1
    This has to be the most overrated cd ot the last 10 years. Sure it sounds different from other cd's, but so does the sound of a dentist This has to be the most overrated cd ot the last 10 years. Sure it sounds different from other cd's, but so does the sound of a dentist drill. I have no desire to hear either sound again. Expand

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