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House - Released August 19, 2013 | Hope Recordings

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Dance - Released August 19, 2013 | Hope Recordings

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Electronic - Released March 24, 2015 | Infectious Music

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Electronic - Released May 12, 2015 | Infectious Music

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Electronic - Released April 1, 2017 | Sony Music UK

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Electronic - Released April 18, 2015 | Infectious Music

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Electronic - Released July 1, 2015 | Infectious Music

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Electronic - Released May 5, 2017 | Sony Music UK

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Leftism spans most of Paul Daley and Neil Barnes' singles output from 1992 to 1995 (excepting only "Not Forgotten") and adds several new tracks. Far from being just a stale progressive house LP, it spans a wide range of influences (tribal, dub, trance) and includes a good mixture of vocal tracks (with Toni Halliday, John Lydon, and Earl Sixteen) and instrumental workouts. © John Bush /TiVo
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Pop/Rock - Released August 31, 1999 | Hard Hands - Columbia

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Perhaps wishing to move from progressive-house flagwavers to trip-hop super-producers on a par with Massive Attack, Leftfield returned after almost five years of silence with a set of blunted trip-hop jams, stoned to say the least -- though glimmers of their house background do show through. Aside from a few uptempo stormers ("Double Flash," "Swords") reminiscent of a slightly less frenetic Jeff Mills, house fans looking for anthems worthy of "Not Forgotten" might be disappointed. The grooves on Rhythm and Stealth are a bit too languid and the productions a bit too intricate for dancefloor consumption. The one track that might make fans yearn for the heady days of 1993, "El Cid," begins with the ephemeral synth for which Leftfield has been known, but soon moves into breakbeat territory. Hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa makes an appearance on the excellent "Afrika Shox," taking the mic on a brutal electro throwdown. As Rhythm and Stealth shows time and time again, it's definitely not 1993 anymore, and Leftfield has moved on with a grace and mastery of production seldom seen in the dance world. © John Bush /TiVo
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Pop/Rock - Released September 1, 2005 | Sony BMG Music UK

Pioneers of the intelligent progressive house scene, London duo Neil Barnes and Paul Daley, aka Leftfield, were part of the group of '90s artists who made dance music that was impossible to dance to, which included Massive Attack, Tricky, and Portishead. Despite six Top 40 hits, a number one album, and two Mercury Music Prize nominations, their dark, brooding, and often menacing brand of alternative electronica hasn't really been greeted with the same reverence as their peers' work has been in the resulting decade which, without much fanfare, has seen them quietly go their separate ways in 2002. In 2005, this 15-track compilation -- which includes material from their two studio albums, 1995's Leftism and 1999's Rhythm and Stealth, plus their contributions to soundtracks for three Danny Boyle films, Trainspotting ("A Final Hit"), his directorial debut ("Shallow Grave"), and The Beach ("Snakeblood"), and two of their earliest tracks ("Not Forgotten," "More Than I Know") -- show that they undoubtedly deserve to be held in the same high regard. The big hitters will be most listeners' first starting points, and they still sound as fresh and revolutionary as they did ten years prior. Their most famous tune, "Phat Planet," which was used as the soundtrack to the award-winning Guinness Surfer ad, is perhaps one of the most hypnotic singles ever to grace the Top Ten, thanks to its rumbling basslines, pounding breakbeats, and industrial synths; "Open Up" is an irresistible slice of guitar-charged techno featuring vocals from the iconic John Lydon which are just as snarling and punk-fueled as they were in his Sex Pistols heyday; while "Original" is an ethereal piece of dubby trip-hop featuring the disengaged but haunting tones of Curve lead singer Toni Halliday. But with a diverse array of guest vocalists including hip-hop legend Afrika Bambaataa, Jamaican reggae artist Earl Sixteen, and British rapper Roots Manuva, the lesser-known material is just as pulsating. Whether it's the robotic electro of "Afrika Shox," the trippy drum‘n'bass of "Swords," the acid-house dancehall of "Release the Pressure," or the tribal trance of "Afroleft," the pair never fail to provide challenging and creative dance music which effortlessly weaves its way around the history of club culture. Final Hit: Greatest Hits leaves you wishing Leftfield had stuck around for more than two albums, but for those yet to discover their eclectic and often thrilling sound, this all too brief but reflective career retrospective is a great place to start. © Jon O'Brien /TiVo
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Electronic - Released March 26, 2012 | Field Note Records

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Electronic - Released July 25, 2008 | Sony BMG Music UK

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Electronic - Released June 8, 2015 | Infectious Music

The Matrix and Fight Club were in theaters the last time Leftfield released an album, and in those 16 years, the former duo lost a member as Paul Daley has moved on to a solo career, leaving Neil Barnes the sole proprietor. In spite of this, 2015's Alternative Light Source picks up right where 1999's Rhythm and Stealth left off, and it does so without ignoring the modern sound. "Head and Shoulders," a wobbly highlight that recalls LFO or Mr. Oizo, brings in current group the Sleaford Mods to help bring the album up to time with an indie "dandruff warriors" rap, while Channy Leaneagh of Poliça is an asset to her two tracks, wailing like a progressive house siren should during "Bilocation" and expertly auditioning for Underworld on the robot dancefloor wonder dubbed "Little Fish." The winding "Bad Radio" with Tunde Adebimpe is heavenly, Gary Numan-esque, and a bit like being in a Blade Runner character's head, and yet the complicated number is a perfect example of how Barnes is true to the Leftfield aesthetic, as all these guests are surrounded by dark and spacy house music, sometimes epic and sometimes intricate. The lack of urgency is also welcome, with Alternative Light Source slowly unfurling as the most natural and comfortable Leftfield album to date, and one confident enough to exit on "Levitate for You," a bold and bare R&B song somewhere between Prince and 4hero. © David Jeffries /TiVo
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Electronic - Released May 5, 2017 | Sony Music CG

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Electronic - Released May 23, 2000 | Hard Hands

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