Albums: Faithless

Outrospective, Cheeky
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If there's nothing else to be said for Faithless, they work as wallpaper. Rollo, poor little posh boy and brother of Dido, makes aural backdrops which sound more expensive than anything Lord Irvine ever ordered. And if Faithless are the London Massive Attack (a rather flattering premise, if truth be told), then Maxi Jazz is their Tricky, a superior stream-of-prose mumbler. Sadly, however, his co-vocalist Sister Bliss – despite the Joni Mitchell fixation evident on "Crazy English Summer" and "Evergreen" – is more of an Enya.

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