"No Roots" has given U.K. trio Faithless its first No. 1 album debut in its home country.
"No Roots" has given U.K. trio Faithless its first No. 1 album debut in its home country. With the stateside arrival of "No Roots," the threesome (Sister Bliss, Rollo Armstrong and Maxi Jazz) may at long last get its due in America, where its superstar status does not extend beyond the dance/electronic scene. Already, MTV and several modern rock stations—including KROQ Los Angeles and WHFS Baltimore—have embraced the set's lead single, the politically charged "Mass Destruction." A seamless journey, the sterling "No Roots" is political and spiritual, with Jazz—and guest vocalists LSK and Armstrong's sister, Dido—taking a look at the current state of the world. The music and lyrics are as chilling as they are beautiful, as thoughtful as they are thought-provoking. In the end, for Faithless, love is all that matters.—MP