Babylon Central

July 19, 2010 | Format: MP3

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  • Original Release Date: July 19, 2010
  • Label: ESL Music, Inc.
  • Copyright: 2010 ESL Music, Inc.
  • Total Length: 1:12:21
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  • ASIN: B003UJG81S
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #58,831 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Mark #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 19, 2010
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Babylon Central is a great album of new and remixed music. My thoughts about this album have evolved over the first day of listening to it. It's an interesting collection of songs that has good replay value for a relaxing afternoon at home or a get-together. The majority of tracks are instrumentals, but I wouldn't consider this an instrumental album. The included tracks are perhaps more accessible as a whole than most instrumentals.

This soundtrack is for the film 'Babylon Central,' a project of Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation. I have a few Thievery Corporation albums but this soundtrack caught me off guard. Their music is really a mix of classic roots reggae and rock that I would call politically aware. This soundtrack mixes a lot of musical styles, including roots, rockers, alternative, jazz and rock.

The vocal tracks are bookended on the album. "Leaving Babylon" is a classically styled reggae tune from former hardcore pioneers Bad Brains. "Hang On In There" is a soulful positive tune from Mike Kirkland. There's an interesting tempo shift in the middle of the song that is reminiscent of Sly and the Family Stone's "Family Affair." Max Romeo's "I Chase The Devil" is a great reggae tune that has a catchy melody and thought provoking lyrics. And Thievery Corporations "Amerimacka" is a nice sounding remix of a great tune more in keeping with their albums.

Some tracks are only "quasi-instrumentals" and include some vocals as mood elements. "79 Rock" has more of a modern dancehall reggae flavor, with some vocal flurries peppered throughout. "Rockers Galore" mixes some club beats in too along with the titular rockers baseline and some samples.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rob Lew on May 25, 2011
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I really enjoy the lounge music of Thievery... But this is the least favorite of mine. I guess I could go so far as to say that it is a bit of a disappointment, but I am still glad to have it in my complete collection and enjoy it most when it is 'shuffled' with their other albums. In fact, I'm going to shuffle them right now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Music Man on October 2, 2010
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I thought this was a great attempt by Eric Hilton for sure. I think his message and the music was definitely portrayed in a very artistic and organic way. The story line was cool, to the point. The movie shows like a short-film for indy festival. Its Good, but not great, but bad either. I'd say middle of the road. I think with more of a budget, time, and few revision's, it really would have been very cool. But overall its good. I recommend it.
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