Alternative Light Source

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Alternative Light Source
Alternative Light Source.jpg
Studio album by Leftfield
Released 8 June 2015
Genre Progressive house, techno,
Length 52:18
Label Infectious
Producer Neil Barnes
Leftfield chronology
Rhythm and Stealth
(1999)
Alternative Light Source
(2015)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic79/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Mojo4/5 stars[3]
Uncut4/5 stars[4]
Clash8/10[5]
Release Magazine10/10[6]
musicOMH4/5 stars[7]
The Guardian4/5 stars[8]
The Observer4/5 stars[9]

Alternative Light Source is the third album by Leftfield, released on 8 June 2015. It is the first new material following the band's 1999 album Rhythm and Stealth. It is also the first Leftfield album without Paul Daley, as well as the first since the band's return in 2010.

On 1 June 2015, the album premiere was streamed live on Twitter, coupled with conversation via hashtag #leftfieldstream.[10]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Bad Radio" (featuring Tunde Adebimpe) – 5:22
  2. "Universal Everything" (featuring Georgia Barnes) – 7:06
  3. "Bilocation" (featuring Channy Leaneagh of Poliça) – 4:24
  4. "Head and Shoulders" (featuring Sleaford Mods) – 5:24
  5. "Dark Matters" – 5:02
  6. "Little Fish" (featuring Channy Leaneagh of Poliça) – 6:08
  7. "Storms End" – 5:00
  8. "Alternative Light Source" – 3:16
  9. "Shaker Obsession" – 5:22
  10. "Levitate for You" (featuring Ofei) – 5:14

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[11] 42
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[12] 31
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[13] 111
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[14] 31
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[15] 74
UK Albums (OCC)[16] 6

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Alternative Light Source by Leftfield". Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Alternative Light Source - Leftfield - Songs, Reviews, Credits - AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Leftfield – Alternative Light Source - MOJO". 8 June 2015. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  4. ^ "There's shade as well as light, too: Dark Matters is beautiful, its minor-key arpeggios glistening in the twilight."
  5. ^ "Reviews". Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  6. ^ "Leftfield – Alternative Light Source". Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  7. ^ "Leftfield – Alternative Light Source - Album Reviews - musicOMH". www.musicomh.com. Retrieved 18 May 2017.
  8. ^ Dennis, Jon (4 June 2015). "Leftfield: Alternative Light Source review – beauty and ecstasy on 90s dance act's impressive return". Retrieved 18 May 2017 – via The Guardian.
  9. ^ Woodcraft, Molloy (7 June 2015). "Leftfield: Alternative Light Source review – a masterpiece of texture". Retrieved 18 May 2017 – via The Guardian.
  10. ^ "TONIGHT: Leftfield to live-stream new album" (Never Enough Notes). Never Enough Notes. 1 June 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  11. ^ "Australiancharts.com – Leftfield – Alternative Light Source". Hung Medien. Retrieved 13 June 2015.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Leftfield – Alternative Light Source" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  13. ^ "Ultratop.be – Leftfield – Alternative Light Source" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  14. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Leftfield – Alternative Light Source" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  15. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  16. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 14 June 2015.