The Cosmic Game - Thievery Corporation
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  • Summary: Perry Farrell, The Flaming Lips and David Byrne guest on the Washington D.C. duo's fourth artist LP.
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  1. The album is a whole effort, not just one or two overachieving songs that make the entire thing seem better than it really is. Along with Brazilian Girls, one of this year’s hotter electronic releases.
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    The rare album that works smoking alone, engaged in a postprandial conversation, or sharing a cigarette and scotch with a friend. [#14, p.101]
  3. You won't necessarily encounter anything substantially removed from their prior work, but you will witness the duo allowing new voices to assume a greater role in rocketing each song to some bright red futon in a distant region of the cosmos.
  4. The Cosmic Game displays much of what we've come to expect from Thievery: lush, down-tempo beats laced with authentic Jamaican and Latin flair.
  5. Thievery Corporation succeeds on The Cosmic Game by using collaborations to build on an established repertoire of instrumental music.
  6. Hampered by lazy beats and an overabundance of world-music window dressing. [25 Feb 2005, p.102]

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  1. j30
    Aug 15, 2011
    9
    My favorite album from a band who puts on one of the best live shows you'll ever see.

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