The Mirror Conspiracy - Thievery Corporation
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9.3

Universal acclaim- based on 24 Ratings

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  1. 90
    Thievery Corporation sets a new standard in the downbeat discography.
  2. Those expecting further dubwize excursions from this duo may be disappointed by their venture into the lounge rather than the yard. Unfair, really, as Thievery Corporation have embodied eclecticism from their beginnings, and the bass booms as sweetly as on any of their previous efforts. [#200, p.83]
  3. But even with all the billowing moods and lush female vocals, what is paramount to The Mirror Conspiracy's muse is rhythm.
  4. A pleasant album of sublime mid-tempo trip-hop, reminiscent of easy listening groove music, and continually referencing the breezier, atmospheric side of Brazilian, Jamaican, French, and Indian forms.
  5. Even though Mirror drifts toward the pop end of the spectrum, this session is undeniably more satisfying.
  6. But while The Mirror Conspiracy is lush relaxation music, it can be too relaxed at times. Some of the tracks, such as "So Com Voce," feel bland and lack the rhythmic ideas driving standout cuts like "Lebanese Blonde" and "Le Monde."
  7. 40
    Cosmopolitan, but often dull, easy listening.... Basically, Thievery Corporation skims the surfaces of more substantial styles and reconfigures them to create pleasant dinner-and-drinks music. [#47, p.124]

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  1. Oct 4, 2013
    10
    Awesome album... just press play and enjoy! If you like this type of music then Thievery Corporation is most likely the perfect sound for you! Sweet!!! Expand

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