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The Roots - Game Theory [2LP]

$34.00

A1 Dilltastic Vol Won(derful) A2 False Media A3 Game Theory A4 Don't Feel Right B1 In The Music B2 Take It There B3 Baby C1 Here I Come C2 Long Time C3 Livin' In A New World D1 Clock With No...

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A1 Dilltastic Vol Won(derful) 
A2 False Media 
A3 Game Theory 
A4 Don't Feel Right 
B1 In The Music 
B2 Take It There 
B3 Baby 
C1 Here I Come 
C2 Long Time 
C3 Livin' In A New World 
D1 Clock With No Hands 
D2 Atonement 
D3 Can't Stop This

Game Theory is the seventh studio album by American hip hop band The Roots, released August 29, 2006, on Def Jam Recordings. The group's first release for the label after leaving Geffen Records, the album was recorded by the Roots mostly using the Apple-developed software application GarageBand. A darker, grittier album with minimal emphasis on hooks in comparison to their previous work, Game Theory features a stripped-down sound similar to the work of Public Enemy, with lyrics that concern sociological themes and the late hip hop producer J Dilla.

The album debuted at number nine on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 61,000 copies in its first week. It produced two singles and achieved moderate sales success. Upon its release, Game Theory received acclaim from most music critics and earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album. To date, the album has sold over 200,000 copies in the United States.

In its end-of-year list, Rolling Stone named it the eighteenth best album of 2006, calling it "classic studio Roots". It was named one of the top ten albums of the year by URB. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Album, ultimately losing to rapper Ludacris's Release Therapy (2006) at the 49th Grammy Awards.