The Roots - Game Theory

The Roots - Game Theory


Def Jam


Hip Hop / Rap

Product No.:
ADEF 72220
UPC: 602517040953
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Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2

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Remastered 180-gram double LP version of The Roots' 2006 release

The hip-hop collective's eighth album was their first for Def Jam records, and also featured the return to the group of rapper Malik B.

Stylus magazine wrote: "Game Theory is an absolute triumph. Seriously. By revisiting the relentless tenacity and claustrophobic desperation of Illadelph Halflife, the Roots have delivered their finest work since, well, Illadelph Halflife.

"Sonically, Game Theory is the record they've been trying to make since Things Fall Apart. There's a gritty energy to Game Theory, a focus and sonic scope that's as far away from the lush Fender Rhodes infested neo-soul as one could possibly hope for. Guitars and strings swell around cascading keyboards, all the while ?uestlove's drums (finally) pop with an urgency he's never quite been able to capture before.

Black Thought, meanwhile, remains the prototypical underrated rapper of his time, a real MC whose mastery of rap's technical skills-flow, breath control, word choice-have lately been overshadowed by the growing (valid) sentiment he has little-to-no discernible personality or charisma. On Game Theory, however, Thought sounds completely rejuvenated, hungry for the first time in a decade, and no longer rhyming for the sake of rhyming."





Side A
Dilltastic Vol Won(derful)
False Media
Game Theory
Don't Feel Right

Side B
In The Music
Take It There

Side C
Here I Come
Long Time
Livin' In A New World

Side D
Clock With No Hands
Can't Stop This

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