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on November 1, 2000
In the traditional realm of dance vs. trance techno, Faithless has managed quite successfully to incorporate both genres into their styles, mixing it into a wonderful album that is glorious from beginning to finish. The first song, Reverence, is a great opener, with Maxi Jazz coming immediately upon the scene with his awesome and infamous raps, and the momentum continues until the end of the album. I became familiar with Faithless through their next album, Sunday 8PM, so the transition from that album to this one was substantial, yet both albums are of superb quality and succeed in refining the beautiful and powerful style of Faithless. Actually, in some ways I like Reverence somewhat better than Sunday 8PM, because of my background preference of dance, instead of trance. There is plenty of trance in Reverence, but it works itself well to build and not become tiring. I would definately recommend this album to everyone who appreciates musical talent in this sort of eurotechno/rap genre. Some highlights are: Reverence, Insomnia, Dirty Old Man, Don't Leave, and Salva Mea, but all of the songs are great. Buy this album!
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on December 29, 2005
It is very difficult to top the white-hot, cumulative intensity of 2005's "No Roots" but for stand-alone tunes (which still have their own kind of unity...) "Reverence" is also outstanding. The remix disk "Irreverence" - which is included in some versions of this album - delivers consistently superb alternatve versions of these songs, notable even for a group that has one of the finest catalogues of remixes in Musicdom.

Don't debate: buy "Reverence" and "No Roots". You will be sickened to hear that this protean, unpredictable, unclassifiable artist/producer trio has announced "No Roots" to be their last album while ho-hum nonentity derivative acts roll on forever.
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on May 16, 2000
I bought this CD on a whim, when I one of my friends played Insomnia for me, and I have been hooked on it ever since. This is my first dance/electronica/techno (whatever it's called) CD, and was the main reason I moved on to Crystal Method, the Chemical Brothers, etc. (I know, I'm a beginner.) I can listen to the entire CD without skipping over anything, which is a rarity. This CD is perfect to listen to while you are doing something else--like studying or reading, because it creates perfect background ambience. My favorite songs are Don't Leave (one of the best love songs ever) and Insomnia (the remix, of course). Highly, highly recommend this CD.
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on June 7, 2001
What else can be said, this album is extremely creative mixing rap styles with trance and house beats. Me being a big fan of rap and house believe this album is the most successful synergistic work mixing those two styles yet to date. The lyrics are uplifting unfiltered emotions with a deep spiritual element that really touches your soul. I can tell you I have never had such a feeling of joy, relaxation and excitement upon listening to any CD. It's hard to put into words, it's just a feeling you must experience.
Best CD ever!
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on March 23, 2001
What I love most about Faithless is that they don't limit their sound to one specific sound. On their albums the band successfully combines the smooth beats of trip hop, the infectious rhythm of techno with superb pop melodies and haunting lyrics. "Reverence" is considered to be a classic for dance enthusiasts with tracks like "Insomnia" and "Don't Leave". "Insomnia" is what got me hooked on to Faithless. It is a club classic, next to "God Is A Dj" (off of "Sunday 8pm). For those individuals not familiar with Faithless, Rollo's sister Dido sings background vocals on "Reverance" (as well as "Sunday 8pm").
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on December 4, 1999
I am 32 and have a very catholic taste and music collection, ranging from Petula Clark and folk music to the inevitable Fatboy Slim, via Gary Numan, Squeeze, Bobby McFerrin, Abba, The Fugees, Nirvana and Underworld.
Amongst all of this, Faithless have definitively produced the best albums, in the world, ever. Even better than Underworld. Really.
Just buy it. And if you can get hold of the double-CD limited edition, kill for it. The remix album is even better than the main one.
And don't forget Sunday 8pm. Just as good.
Oh, but you should spend several thousand on a good Hi Fi first...
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on November 11, 2014
Well i bought this album back in 1997 when Insomnia came out. And i thought that all the songs are similar to it, but no....there's some pop songs in , like really poppy ballads ( Don't Leave, Angeline, Flowerstand Man ) some old school euro dance ( Dirty Ol' Man, Basseball Cap and even If Lovin' You is Wrong ) and then we have left Insomnia ( a long boring version, i'm sorry, thank God the CD has the radio edit at the end ), Salva Mea , easily the best track here runs over 10 minutes it's loud it's what do you expect from Faithless after you heard Insomnia.
Reverence has very interesting lyrics, but i'm not into Maxi raps for over 5 minutes...
Get their Greatest Hits.
Yes, people here talk about creativity and how experimental this CD is. Well, that destroys the flow of it.
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on December 3, 1999
This is an OK album, but it's not great. Anyone who's bought Sunday 8pm can tell you that Faithless can do SOOOO much better than this. If you want to buy this record, think twice about it - the best songs on the album (Insomnia, Salva Mea, Reverence) are all singles anyway, and the singles have all the best mixes. The double-CD version of Reverence (with bonus remix disc 'Irreverence') is worth checking out, but otherwise save your money, because it just isn't worth it.
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on December 1, 2001
This CD makes all that Top 40 Britney/Christina pop music sound like the garbage that it is. If you want to listen to some REAL house/dance music, then buy this CD. I have listened to Reverence about 20 times and I still love it. Really good, well crafted music; what a concept!
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on July 7, 1998
After hearing the much-played single "insomnia" I purchased Faithless's album and was very pleased it. I found a longer, cooler version of their popular single great along with nine other awesome tracks. Each song has its own style, but they all share the same smooth rhythms and addictive beats. The opening track is especially catchy with Maxi Jazz's (a lead singer) rap nearly hypnotizing you. Don't be mislead, though - this is not a rap album. Each song has a unique feel and there are at least three distinct vocalists which make for a very exciting album. I would recommend this album to fans of Enigma, Enya, Hooverphonic and Madonna's Ray of Light album. You won't be disappointed!
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