The Richest Man in Babylon - Thievery Corporation
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  • Summary: The Washington D.C.-based production duo of Rob Garza and Eric Hilton are back with their third proper LP, following 2000's 'The Mirror Conspiracy.' Like its predessor, 'Babylon' is a multicultural mix of down-tempo instrumentals and vocal tracks, with Pam Bricker, Lou Lou, Notch, Emiliana Torrini, Sleepy Wonder and Shinehead providing the voices. Expand
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  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. Hilton and Garza explore foreign cultures with wide-eyed curiosity and a taste for the unexpected.
  3. 80
    These Thieves have finally come into their own, developing a sound that's growing increasingly distinct. [Oct 2002, p.100]
  4. Playing exactly like past Thievery Corporation albums that sounded preordained from the start, The Richest Man In Babylon adopts various degrees of swagger and repose, but the cumulative effect is striking mostly for its vacancy.
  5. Sure, it could've been worse, but it also could've been slightly different.
  6. The Richest Man In Babylon is strictly background fare. If you run a coffeeshop, you’re cooking with gas.
  7. A career-low for Thievery Corporation.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8