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Thievery Corporation — Shadows of Ourselves
Album: The Mirror Conspiracy
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7.3

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Released: 2000
Length: 3:29
Plays (last 30 days): 0
(Instrumental)
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Lyrics are showing as (instrumental) but there's definitely some vocals in this one... Google tells me these are the lyrics:


Coeur mécanique où sont tes piles?
Perdu dans un monde, tout étranger
Quelle est la raison pour tous ces mensonges
On a plus le droit de se renfermer

Je n'ai pas le temps de perdre la tête
Pour nous sauver de nous-même
Je n'ai pas le temps de perdre la tête
Pour nous sauver de nous-même

Quelle est cette ivresse qui nous entraîne
D'où viennent tous ces mots qui m'attaquent
Plaisirs incomplets qui m'envoûtent
On a plus le droit de fermer ses portes

Je n'ai pas le temps de perdre la tête
Pour nous sauver de nous-même
Je n'ai pas le temps de perdre la tête
Pour nous sauver de nous-même
Pour nous sauver de nous-même
Pour nous sauver de nous-même
     P O W E R F U L 
rate 10 
Love this band, some great music, great moods, mesmerizing at times with great female vocals.
 rdo wrote:
I like this band, even though they are communists.

 
HA!  My thoughts exactly.
 DJK wrote:
Anyone know who is the female vocalist is?

sounds like Clea Vincent?



 
LouLou Ghelichkhani

First TC song I ever heard back in the early '00s.  Still a great track.
 rdo wrote:
I like this band, even though they are communists.

 
All the kids are these days. It's the hip thing. Feel the Bern! {#Doh}
 DJK wrote:
Anyone know who is the female vocalist is?

sounds like Clea Vincent?
 
https://bfy.tw/4Bj6 {#Whistle}
Anyone know who is the female vocalist is?

sounds like Clea Vincent?


I like this band, even though they are communists.
 MatClarke wrote:
Good stuff. Are they Americans?
 

People say: "There are not stupid questions - only stupid answers!

Mr. Clarke has proven the opposite!

So funny (on various levels)!


Shroomy groovy!

The Corporation is magic - not a single bad song.

Alive and tripping!


Seen, they are waaaaayyyyy groovy!{#Cheers}{#Dancingbanana_2}
I loves Thievery Corp.
{#Bananasplit}
trance/hypno ...with HORNS!!!!    Swaying in my office chair!
Au Tour de Lucie?
Awesome.
{#Cheers}
Points off for the way out-of-tune (sharp) bass line. Irritating!
Hypnotic, exotic.
Nice!!
I wanna see em....bad.

 robco1 wrote:
Seeing them next week; can't wait! In concert they throw quite a party . . . {#Bounce}
 


When the focus on music they are very very good....when they turn to politics, they screw up both...
It's hard to know when to buy an album what one will get..
Oh yes.  So smooooov.
very nice after Cowboy Junkies 
Seeing them next week; can't wait! In concert they throw quite a party . . . {#Bounce}
Very classy...the whole CD is great!
 prickelpit96 wrote:
Still searching at least ONE song from the T. Corporation that I don't like... This one is an 8....
 
Moi aussi - every number from TC I've heard on RP has been the epitome of smooth cool, and has a wicked hook that grabs your attention. 

Still searching at least ONE song from the T. Corporation that I don't like... This one is an 8....
I enjoy the jive of most TC tunes, but those damn horns have got to go. Still decent.
Roverfish wrote:
Much like your comments! :naughty: Still outstanding.
Nicely done Roverfish!
B O R I N G !!!!!!!!
Pipes wrote:
Or just plain boring.
Much like your comments. Caught these guys at ACL Fest and they rocked. But this particular song stood out because she was horribly off-pitch for the whole thing. Made my teeth hurt. But on this recording, it's outstanding.
MatClarke wrote:
Good stuff. Are they Americans?
They are from Washington, D.C.
See this band live. Suddenly "downtempo" becomes a tribal thumping party experience with way more energy than that which comes across in the studio recordings. They tour with a full live band—horns, percussion and an incredible bassist, and a revolving list of vocallists. I saw them in Chicago last summer and they stole the show at Lollapalloza.
Good stuff. Are they Americans?
I've had this CD for several years now and I don't care what genre we all try to label it, it is just a solid, well put together CD with songs that mesh and still sound good after all this time. If you are moving too fast to appreciate it, trying slowing down and listen. X serves this purpose well. :good-vibes:
Je n'ai pas le temps de perdre la tête I don't have time to lose my head (as in lose my cool / go mad / lose my bearings) Pour nous sauver de nous-même To save us from ourselves
Daniel_Pittenger wrote:
I'm not feeling it
Daniel, wake up...Daniel? Daniel??
I'm not feeling it
th3boon wrote:
je nais pas le temp de perdre mon tete!
Close — it's Je n'ai pas le temps de perdre mon tête.
This whole album just simmers with great beats, tasty hooks and mesmerizing vocals. These guys are talented . . . and attract some very talented collaborators.
Pipes wrote:
Or just plain boring.
Oooh, Sorry. Alex Trebek sez the correct answer is "What is the opposite of boring?" That will leave you with -400 and you'll have to make up some ground on Double Jeopardy, coming up after these messages. >Jeopardy music - then cut to Swifter commercial....
je nais pas le temp de perdre mon tete!
phrawzty wrote:
If i had to pin just one label on it, i'd probably call it "downtempo", which is broad enough to encompass all of the above. :)
Or just plain boring.
GaryG wrote:
I have this CD but I'm still wondering: is this Chill-Out, Trip-Hop, Acid Jazz, Fusion, Soul Jazz, etc?
If i had to pin just one label on it, i'd probably call it "downtempo", which is broad enough to encompass all of the above. :)
I've seen the full band perform (not just the two dj / producers) - they put on an amazing live show.
Spot_69 wrote:
"Everybody movin'! Everybody groovin'! Everybody movin' movin' movin' movin'"
:high-five:
anyone enjoying this should stop by their club when in DC - Eighteenth Street Lounge
"Everybody movin'! Everybody groovin'! Everybody movin' movin' movin' movin'" tammaye wrote:
nice! and Chuck Brown was the best thing out of DC since the half-smoke... wondering if any Fugazi fans will speak up.
NEVER HEARD SUCH A BORING SONG! :yawn:
One of my favourite finds of the past few years. These guys have played London a few times (Fabrique in Farringdon) and their albums are, without doubt, a great addition to any late night party (Also check out Fila Brazilla - https://www.23online.co.uk/ for a similar yet 'alternative' sound.) :cowboy:
ChardRemains wrote:
And quite possibly the best thing to come out of Washington DC since Chuck Brown.
nice! and Chuck Brown was the best thing out of DC since the half-smoke... wondering if any Fugazi fans will speak up.
These guys absolutely stole the show at ACL Fest this year. I watched several people stand slack-jawed at their sound. That said, this was by far the worst tune they performed...the French (or Canadian) woman that sings this uses a vocal track (a la Ashlee Simpson) because she's so tone deaf. It was pitiful. Nonetheless, this recording is truly outstanding, and anyone who has a chance should see TC live, by all means.
GaryG wrote:
I have this CD but I'm still wondering: is this Chill-Out, Trip-Hop, Acid Jazz, Fusion, Soul Jazz, etc?
Yes
I have this CD but I'm still wondering: is this Chill-Out, Trip-Hop, Acid Jazz, Fusion, Soul Jazz, etc?
Good downtempo set. 8)
Yes. An 8.
I love me some TC! :D
jazzface78 wrote:
thievery is the hottest down tempo/acid jazz shit on the east coast...possibly the universe
And quite possibly the best thing to come out of Washington DC since Chuck Brown.
whultman wrote:
I give the entire afternoon so far a 9.75... :sunny: /not sure about the Blondie/Doors thing
Same here. This is dreamy.
I give the entire afternoon so far a 9.75... :sunny.gif: /not sure about the Blondie/Doors thing
10 ALL THE WAY. I LOVE THIS SONG. IT PUTS ME IN A TRANCE.
Yeah, Yeah, What he said...how 'bout some Kruder and Dorfmeister (pimp)
Platypus wrote:
good point. some Tosca or dZihan & Kamien would seriously hit the spot as well.
Try some crustation as well, and why not, some Jose Padilla, the spanish master...
dissen wrote:
why isn't there any songs by kruder and dorfmeister...? I ask again...
good point. some Tosca or dZihan & Kamien would seriously hit the spot as well.
why isn't there any songs by kruder and dorfmeister...? I ask again...
What can I tell....this music makes me want to score that absentee ballot and cast my vote for Kerry! La plus ca change.........
thievery is the hottest down tempo/acid jazz shit on the east coast...possibly the universe
I think it sounds like the music you hear while shopping in Lerner or Limited or Express or any of those "chick" stores, to make you feel "tres chic" while trying on the latest fashions.
Someone should upload the "Lebanese Blonde" track. I like that one.
Sexy ;)
It is listenable. I don't think I'd buy it, but good RP filler material. Thanks for the variety. :)
Not genius but I just like it. I can read a book listening to this. I feel like I am on a journey. :roll:
Great atmosphere-- a choice track from \"The Mirror Conspiracy.\" Thanks for accepting my upload, Bill! :)