No Roots(Bonus Tracks) CD (2006)

Artist: Faithless

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Label Msi Music
SKU 203443233
UPC 886970282529
UPC 14 00886970282529
Format CD
Release Date 11/27/2006
Author Faithless
Technical Info
CatalogID 88697028252
Lable Name Sony Music Distribution (USA)
Released 11/27/2006
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 77m : 19s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00886970282529
Album Notes and Credits
Liner Note Author: Sheryl Garrett.
On the strength of the lead single "Mass Destruction" alone (the album features two mixes of the song, as well as its video), NO ROOTS is another powerhouse entry in the Faithless discography. The driving groove, the subdued rap of vocalist Maxi Jazz, and the compelling, politically pointed message of the lyrics make "Mass Destruction" a clear standout track. Fortunately, there is more to NO ROOTS, as producers Rollo and Sister Bliss flesh out the entire record with gorgeous sonic architecture and stylistic flourishes that range from dub to ambient to deep house.
Maxi Jazz and newcomer LSK (who lends his ragga-inflected vocal style to the group) bring a lyrical intelligence to the album. Though there are obvious dance-floor tracks and love songs ("Miss U Less, See U More"), the record has a decidedly message-driven bent. "I Want More - Part 1" rails against materialism, and "Everything Will Be Alright Tomorrow" offers a narrative about economic inequality. The tracks are sequenced to flow into each other seamlessly, thanks to the savvy instincts of Rollo and Sister Bliss. As accomplished as anything the band has done, NO ROOTS is another fine Faithless achievement.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.141) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[M]ore Pink Floyd than Pink....[A] record rich in its own merits."
CMJ (p.4) - "Faithless have mastered the art of making powerful art out of danceable music."
Disc 1
1 Intro
2 Mass Destruction
3 I Want More, Pt. 1
4 I Want More, Pt. 2
5 Love Lives On My Street
6 Bluegrass
7 Sweep
8 Miss U Less, See U More
9 No Roots
10 Swingers
11 Pastoral
12 Everything Will Be Alright Tomorrow
13 What About Love
14 In The End
15 Mass Destruction [P*Nut and Sister Bliss Mix] - (remix)
16 Blissy's Groove - (Tom Middleton Cosmos Beats mix)
17 Miss U Less, See U More [Switch's Chops] - (Filterheadz Love Distortion Mix)
18 I Want More [Beginerz Remix] - (remix)

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