Metascore
64

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. 90
    The essential internationalism that characterizes this global showcase of a disc is mind-blowing in both scope and quality.
  2. Urb
    80
    These Thieves have finally come into their own, developing a sound that's growing increasingly distinct. [Oct 2002, p.100]
  3. One of their more intriguing works to date, capably blending vocal theatrics, spritual exploration and subtle songcraft in one sitting.
  4. Hilton and Garza explore foreign cultures with wide-eyed curiosity and a taste for the unexpected.
  5. Uncut
    70
    Guests like Emiliana Torrini and Shinehead help make this that rarity: an electronic album with personality. [Dec 2002, p.133]
  6. Babylon's treasures don't run as deep as they could've, but swingers will still enjoy this luxurious spin.
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. PaulD
    Apr 12, 2010
    10
    One of my favorite all-time albums.
  2. VICKYK
    Aug 13, 2005
    10
    It's my favourite song...their live performance in Greece{26/07/2005} was fantastic!!Their chill out music really takes you in another world...
  3. Frank
    Apr 23, 2005
    9
    Good chillout album, as are most of theirs. Have not yet heard their newest, "Cosmic Game" cd, but have all of their others. I would rate all Good chillout album, as are most of theirs. Have not yet heard their newest, "Cosmic Game" cd, but have all of their others. I would rate all of theirs with a 9 save for "The Outernational Sound" which I would give a 9.5, and "Babylon Rewound" which I would give a 5 - it just didn't hit my ears the right way. Full Review »