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Temple Of I & I

Thievery Corporation

Temple Of I & I

Album number eight from the Washington-based dub outfit formed by Rob Garza and Eric Hilton

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  1. 8.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Like walking into a world where the performers have wrapped up all the worries and traumas of the world in a plastic bag and flung it unceremoniously out of the window
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  2. 8.0 |   Mojo

    The real star is Kingston MC Racquel Jones. Print edition only

  3. 7.2 |   Gig Soup

    Its complex melting pot of instrumentals and engaging, thoughtful verses pull you in and make you pay attention to the subtle nuances of skill embedded in every track
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  4. 7.0 |   Under The Radar

    The trippy beats, swirling echoes, and reverb-heavy grooves we expect and love are spiced up with enough cultural stylings to keep it fresh and topical and as imaginative as the ultra-cool cover art
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  5. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    Thievery's eclectic and diverse catalogue is exactly why they have an unwavering following; their range can and does appeal to just about everyone
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  6. 6.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    If you were an early adopter of their sound, this one may resonate more than most of their recent works as it plays to those strengths while not straying too far from their comfort zone
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  7. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    May at times seem like a tribute to the golden age of Rasta-infused dub reggae, but it still has plenty to say about the state of today’s world
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  8. 5.0 |   All Music

    For anyone who isn't a longtime Thievery fan, you're better off looking back at their first few records
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  9. 5.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Feels like the 'Jamaican approach' has been done many times before – even by themselves
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  10. 5.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Too sleek to be real, The Temple of I and I sounds less like Jamaica than the music on the Virgin flight you might hear on the way there
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