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Cross

Justice

2007

Cross

Album Summary

Cross (stylized as †; titled Justice on digital platforms) is the debut studio album by French electronic music duo Justice. It was first released digitally on 11 June 2007, and later on 18 June through Ed Banger Records and Because Music in most countries and Vice Records in the United States. Recorded during 2005 and 2006 in Paris, Cross was composed as an "opera-disco" album. It features many samples and "microsamples" throughout, with about 400 albums being used as sampled material. The song "D.A.N.C.E." is a tribute to Michael Jackson. French musician Mehdi Pinson appears on "DVNO", and vocalist Uffie appears on "Tthhee Ppaarrttyy". The album was supported by the singles "Waters of Nazareth", "D.A.N.C.E.", "DVNO", "Phantom Pt. II", and "Tthhee Ppaarrttyy". A controversial music video was also released for "Stress". Cross received critical acclaim and was a commercial success, reaching number 11 on the French albums chart and number one on the UK and US dance album charts. The album was nominated for Best Electronic/Dance Album and "D.A.N.C.E." was nominated for Best Dance Recording and Best Video at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. Cross was later certified gold in the UK on 9 December 2011, for passing shipments of 100,000 copies. As of 2011, sales in the United States have exceeded 134,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. In 2012 it was awarded a diamond certification from the Independent Music Companies Association which indicated sales of at least 200,000 copies throughout Europe.

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Rating

3.34

Votes

4646

Genres

  • Electronica
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4

still a banger if maybe a tad bloated; generally seems the fewer lyrics the better ("the party" is rough). that's great bass!

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5

One of the first albums I have listened to in a while that made me go "Whoa". So many suburb tracks on this album. "Stress" is incredible as is the infamous "DNCE"

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5

This is new to me and much better than I expected -- electronic duo from France, with rock/metal/funk influence.

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5

Love me some Justice. Will forever listen to them.

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5

MY FAVORITE

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5

This is the album that got in interested in Electronic music, every song is perfect, with there was a six stars option.

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5

This is new to me. I fucking love it! On rare occassions a dance album just grabs me and I fall head over heels in love, this is one of those times. It sounds so BIG. I've listened in the middle of the night, on low volume. I cannot wait to put it on the big music system and go loud. There are a billion samples recognisable throughout, it's funky as hell, and impossible to not dance like a nut to. Love it.

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5

Brilliant album. Reminds me of uni. A gateway to French dance and electronica.

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4

Give me a big throwback to Homework/Discovery era Daft Punk, and I am absolutely loving it. I was almost set on giving this album a 5, but wow, the song The Party was so bad it lost the album an entire star for me.

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4

An electronic album that rocks - always found this a very solid album with some 5* tracks, in particular DVNO and Stress are great. Shame there is not much more French techno/house music in the list (Abstraxion, Romulus, Rone, Worakls etc etc)

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It's Daft Punk, but compressed and distorted to hell. Grading on a curve and giving a 3 because it's a dance album that only made me want to play in traffic like four times. Best track: D.A.N.C.E.

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Sans the inscrutability of Daft Punk or the self seriousness of (I think) Saint Etienne and Beach House but incorporating the hop-and-skip of Avalanches, it's pretty good album-oriented dance music.

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5

Such a ground breaker - the rock influence makes the disco very approachable for non-EDM fans. Hard not to bop along and feel like it's time to dance.

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5

Great electronic album. I knew the single but didn't know the artist or expect the album to be so good.

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5

Immaculate. Fun and profound. Silly and epic. Love

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5

I wish I had found this group earlier. I love it and have found so much through the too. Definition of a five.

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5

Such a good album. I haven't played it in a while. I used to listen to this a lot with my student when I first started teaching. I think I saw them live at some point too. Still sounds fresh.

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5

High school nostalgiaaa so effen good

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Saved Prior: D.A.N.C.E. Cutting Edge Tier: 12. Waters of Nazareth Saved Tier: 11. Stress 10. One Minute to Midnight 9. Phantom 8. Newjack 7. Valentine 6. Phantom Pt. II 5. Genesis 4. DVNO 3. D.A.N.C.E. 2. Let There Be Light 1. The Party Overall Notes: A remarkably consistent electronic album. The main pitfall of electronic albums for me is that some of the songs drag on for a bit too long, but at 48 minutes for 12 songs this is just about the perfect length for the songs to breath without overstaying their welcome. Only knew D.A.N.C.E. going in, and that is definitely the outlier of the album. It's a lot darker and dirtier than that single, but in the best way possible. Daft Punk have their influence here, but they were also in turn influenced by this mammoth of an album. Incredible stuff.

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5

THAT’S MY SORT OF THING

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5

NSF UnderCover OST

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5

Groovy

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5

Love it. :)

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5

My sort of music, a happy new discovery

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5

Dit is echt zo'n lekker album! Heerlijk tijdens een lange autorit. Op elk feestje of festival is het nummer D.A.N.C.E. altijd raak. Voor mij dus de maximale score!

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5

Toonaangevend album. Genre overschrijdend. Erg inventief wat sound en productie betreft. Je hoort duidelijk de Franse Roots terug, met dank aan Daft Punk.

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5

Spannend ... filmmuziek? Nope, elektrotechniek! Nog leuker dan verwacht!! Veel langzamer dan menig acid/house en teveel drum'n'bass voor ambient. Heel leuke funcky-disco-deuntjes afgewisseld met geinige pliepjes en plopjes. Verrassing van de dag is "Phantom Pt. II", een lekkere mix tussen The Prodidgy en Daft Punk dat soms wat weg heeft van Air of Ladytron. Blijkbaar is er zelfs een passende videoclip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzPPwbY6TMI En dan komt daarna meteen het nummer "Valentine" dat meteen mijn hart steelt. Ik houdt ook wel van de chip-music die er soms doorheen zit. Ik zit al in level 2 volgens mij, haha. Het is een album met voor ieder wat wils. Heel verrassend. De titels passen trouwens ook erg goed bij het gevoel van de nummers. I love it! Veel bekende nummers van Justice van andere albums zijn ook de moeite waard om te luisteren. Ik heb in ieder geval weer leuke nieuwe muziek ontdekt.

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5

Justice's Cross is a punchy and in your face Dance/EDM/House record that is one to get you really going either on the dance floor or one to pump you up. I love that singles are still played out on the youth radio station in my country. Their clever use of samples and hundreds of microsamples throughout are a showing that music can truly be anything you make of it. Best: Genesis; D.A.N.C.E.; One Minute to Midnight Worst: Hard to pick a bad song in the entire album. Each song captured my attention from the get-go and didn't let me go.

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5

Start to finish banger.

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5

Freaking awesome. Don't know how I missed this one. Love it.

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5

Ну такое, мне не оч зашло ибо это сраный дабстеп

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5

pinnacle of French electro

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5

Que discazo!!!! Excelente! Una maravilla!

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Geht voll ab Bisschen viel los Viel Druck Synthies!

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5

Awesome

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5

A great combination of beat and melody. This album takes French House a step further. The beats and resonant, solid, and occasionally glitchy while the melodies are memorable. Essentially, this album doesn't sacrifice musicality for the sake of the beat. It is one of the best electronic albums ever and still sounds fresh.

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5

Brought me back to middle/high school when I heard this group the first time!

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5

Oh wow this takes me back to my friend introducing me to this band as a teenager, still a bop!

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5

So grimey! Loved it! More depth than just "D.A.N.C.E."

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5

This fucking album. This was on HEAVY rotation for me during the first half of college. I have heard this album at least 100 times. I listened to it while jogging, while partying, even while cleaning the house. It has the the simultaneous power to chill you out while it also pumps you up.

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5

Yes. First 3 songs are bangers.

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5

I just loved it!!!!😍😍😍😍

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5

Made me like electronic music

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ich werde Justice niemals nicht geil finden

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5

Superb

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5

Oof took me back to first hearing them and then the covert at Union Transfer. A couple of tracks don’t reach the heights of the others, but the others are so good it’s impassible not to give this five stars.

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5

Some say soccer is just a competition between great actors. Well, I can’t act like I don’t like this album. I also can’t help but think it’s because of Peter Bresnik, who surely got me into it. A dancey time was had. Not a classic, but can’t give it less than 5

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5

Not my usual genre, but this was very catchy and engaging, which I don't usually get out of electronic music. Loved it and will check out more of their music!

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5

classic album

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5

The album ominous with ominous horns and timpani - like we are entering some dark nether world. And so begins a 49 minute danstravagastic journey! Thoughts as I listened… “Genesis” is an amazing opening. Intensely focused. A dark epic. Awesome. Then it translates to “Let There Be Light” that takes us from intensity to shining. This is going to be a fun ride I think… “D.A.N.C.E.” frolicked in all that new light and is so catchy and fun! And the disco party continues on a bright note with “Newjack.” All those samples! WOW! I can’t figure out what any of them are but this is some remarkable work. “Phantom” has me thinking about the soundtrack to the movie Phantasm… and as it transitions to “Phantom, Pt. II” I’m pretty sure I have a few selections for my next Halloween disco party. More lyrics from “Tthhee Ppaarrttyy” and I love that vocal! Reminds me of Ke$ha. Lots of fun. Then “DVNO” goes hard on the dance floor with a much more serious sounding vocal. What is “DVNO?” According to wikipedia it stands for “Divino.” Which didn’t really clarify anything for me… should it? “Stress” really lives up to its name. Love the music but it does build the stress! I think I hear some “Night on Disco Mountain” in there? Likely since I read that they sampled from 400 albums… crazy! (Note: Shortly after writing this I read the wikipedia page and found out I was right!) “Waters of Nazareth” is another harder dance track. I love that Justice knows how to arrange the album so that these harder tracks are modulated by the rest of the album. I like this one a lot. The finale “One Minute to Midnight” is an epic ending. Really feels like I have take a journey listening to this album. Loved the vocals. The instrumentals are off the hook. Samples run amok in the best way. Synthesizers pound and throb. Incredible production! I love this album. Sign me up to this opera-disco anytime!

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5

Electro duet from France, Justice broadened my musical horizons with this release, at the time. With the album “Cross”, it was the first time that I appreciated more “heavy” electro music. My last spin on this record was a few years ago and I have to say I'm quite impressed listening to it with my ears today. It’s 2000s electro, but nothing has aged badly. It could have come out yesterday. Finally, was this album avant-garde? We can detect bass lines and "strings" quite nu-disco. The inclusion of touches of classical music and funk makes it more timeless too, I imagine. Everything is "toned" to perfection, the drum'n'bass is in reinforced concrete, it's quite arranged and licked while allowing itself to be noisy and without concession. Nice rediscovery for me.

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5

Huge fan of Justice. They did a revolution in the Electro industry. So well produce ! +++

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5

Was very excited when I saw this as I have listened to it before and was a huge fan of D.A.N.C.E when it first played on MTV. I am not the biggest fan of electro dance, but this is punchy and funky

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5

Ok so I prepared myself for a guilty pleasure down memory lane of summer parties in 2008 - revisiting what might possibly have been just a fad of the time … but no - this is an absolute Ed Banger of a record - track after track of stylish grooves, distorted synths packaged to perfection and some downright plain good songs. End to end fantastic and nothing short of 5 stars would give this album Justice.

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5

The best ! I loved it before, and now just as much.

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5

Bangers

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5

funky operatic French house. The appropriate amount of crunch and positivity. still fresh after all these years!

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5

I've liked this album for almost 2 years now. It's very enjoyable, especially as a Daft Punk fan who loves well-written house music. It's also a strong album throughout, the exception maybe being that song about partying or something.

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5

"Genesis" is a certified banger. "D.A.N.C.E" is great. I also really like "One Minute To Midnight". "Phantom" and "Phantom Pt. II" are great. Pretty much the whole album is great. Don't really dislike anything on the album. The Party is probably my least favorite track.

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5

I don't need to listen to this again to know this is one of the best french house and electronic releases out there. Nothing comes close to how infectious and powerful these songs feel. It deserves to be on the electronic pantheon along Daft Punk's Discovery.

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5

Part of the new Daft Punk revival movement of the late 00’s. Lots of nostalgia but, like then, it doesn’t blow me away. Feel like there were others that did this better

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5

Very cool and a trip down memory lane. Fun to relisten to an album I didn’t really get into back when it first came out.

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5

This is aggressive.

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5

I remember thinking this was one of the cheasiest albums I have ever heard. I think I can finally appreciate how just genuinely good it is.

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5

Funky, groovy, and unexpected. I loved it!

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5

known already, daft punk vibes

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5

Finally was able to listen to the whole album. Would definitely do it again.

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5

Slaps. 4.5/5

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YEEEESSSSSS. Following on with a more 'raaargh', metal style on Daft Punk's coattails, this is a glitchier, harder affair, but has the same disco joy. Justice parts 1&2 are pure dance joy, and the rest of the album is great too, sleazy and funky. French Touch is one of those high watermarks of dance music - maybe with all the revivalism at the moment it's due a return (I say optimistically) LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT.

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5

Music that could kill a Victorian era child.

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5

One of my favourite albums of all time. 10/10

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A tremendous dance record. Gold standard for french house. So inspiring to learn it was all recorded in garageband.

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4

2007. Key Songs: D.A.N.C.E, Genesis, Stress

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4

EDM but bangers

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4

Crazy that I just listened to this album for the first time like a week ago and now I got it again. I'm not sure that it's particularly groundbreaking, though after reading up on it, it seems like this album is composed of a massive amount of samples in a way that is not particularly noticeable. Really fun and solid the whole way through 4/5

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4

A classic. Dance pop mega-jammer.

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4

Not anywhere near my usual listening, but a lot nicer than most EDM stuff I've heard.

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4

Good album. Flowed well and was easy to listen to

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4

Oooh, more dance and synth sounds. I dig it. I recognize D.A.N.C.E.!

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4

Fav Song: Genesis

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YAAAAAAAAS

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4

Nice electronic

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4

very funky cool

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4

cooooollll. it all sounded great together and flowed in a way that wasn’t monotone or too similar. love the funk. 4.7

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4

Quite familiar with this one. It is pretty good still. Should be a 3.3 star, but because of my old love of this, it’s a 4.

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This was a hidden gem

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4

Love this album, great to have another listen. I love the energy and electronic beats that aren't too clubby. There's a musical theme throughout that is noticeable too. Brings me back to college era... Highlights: -D.A.N.C.E. -DVNO -Phantom

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College dance party babyyy. I need to find some late-night pork rinds to soak up all that twisted tea. I can see how this album steps up that 90s electro-dance into something a little more fresh and unique. It really is a good album in the context of the genre.

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4

i liked this one a bunch

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4

Ну это классика ну вообще мне нравятся только 4 песни из всего альбома но только ради Stress я готов 4 поставить

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Qué disco más bueno, se escucha del tirón. Con temas eternos como Genesis, D.A.N.C.E. o DVNO y un cierre a la altura del resto con One Minute to Midnight.

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4

Groovy French house. 'Genesis' is the best track on the album, 7/10

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4

I'm a middle aged man who shouldn't use the word 'vibe' but...this whole album has one.

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4

Great Electronic with an upswing on the last few tracks.

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4

Ik kende tot nu toe maar een nummer van Justice. Leuke plaat, ik ga er meer van luisteren.

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4

Goed zeg, deze plaat! Ik kende maar een enkel nummer van ze maar dit hele album ging er prima in tijdens de roadtrip richting Zeeland 😎

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4

Samen met Daft punk een van de weinige dance plaatjes die ik weet te waarderen.

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4

I really enjoyed most of this album.

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4

Good EDM. Very much like Daft Punk

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4

I really liked this. It was nice that my 28 yo son and I like the same music every now and again. Lots of good pace and attitude.

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4

Love this album. I was really vibing while listening to this.

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4

Loved it! Great album! Very fun.

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4

Justice gets ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️from me - it was heading for a solid three stars until you get hit with the triple whammy of DVNO, Stress and Waters of Nazareth which are all insanely good

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4

Daft Punk.

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4

An easy 4. Superb stuff.

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4

Kinda synth, beat heavy. Weird song with kindof child-y voices, odd. Not too anxiety inducing.

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4

Liked this a lot! Usually I find EDM to be repetitive and boring but this had a lot of melody and reminded me more of Daft Punk than anything else.

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4

Old school

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4

Gave me the dancing sickness.

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4

I enjoyed this. Didn’t expect to but it was a solid listen.

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4

What a fucking coincidence. Yes this is good

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4

This was a first listen to a band I don't know. "D.A.N.C.E." was the one track that I've heard a version of somewhere. "One Minute to Midnight" is the track that got my highest rating. "The Party" was my least favorite. I enjoyed listening to the album enough that I think that I may have to turn the 3.5 stars into a full 4 star rating.

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4

pretty cool edm album. Definitely worth coming back to

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4

Just terrific, absolute party album, packed full of samples and sounds, I had an absolute blast listening to this.

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4

Great album, like daft punk but less interesting, not a slight would listen to again

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4

p cool electronic album. kinda reminds me of daft punk

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4

Good beats, a few really good songs, a little repetitive

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4

I didn't know the band. Amazing electronic music album. Very refreshing.

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4

goooood

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4

Four stars

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4

Pretty rad.

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Después de mi conclusión con LCD Soundsystem no esperaba que este disco me fuera a gustar y menos con el antecedente de que son súper amigos de Kanye y él les ayudo a su lanzamiento. Sin embargo, creo que es, dentro de la "electrónica" de lo que más me ha gustado. Me sorprendieron mucho los sampleos muy sutiles pero muy bien usados, me gustaron los cambios de intención y de mood que hay a lo largo de todo el disco y me gustó (oyendo la versión original) que no es nada largo y va al grano.

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4

fun key

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4

French groove

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4

enjoyed this, 3.5 maybe but a good listen

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Originally I'd never listen to this type of music, but it's so unique and experimental that you have to love it. It's electronic! I listened to this during a meditation, and it was such an incredible feeling. I find it smoothing and comforting as these tracks sync into one another effortlessly. They're gentle, creative and most of all; brilliantly crafted.

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4

This is a masterclass in making dance music out of samples

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4

Excellent

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4

DVNO is a certified banger.

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4

good old days. nice sounds and good effort by the house french school

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4

pretty good

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4

This is so much dancing fun especially if, like me, you are exactly the right age for Nu Rave to have been more significant than just a curious blink-and-you’ll-miss-it footnote in pop culture history. The whole record is excellent and coherent except for The Party, which loses it a whole star (Uffie!).

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4

Never really liked EDM much... until now. This album is great. Tracks move seamlessly from one to the next. Innovative, unlike anyone else I've heard from the genre... yet apparently they are super influential for techno that followed (again, I don't listen to the genre). Mix of high and chill moments within the same track adds complexity and keeps interest from start to finish. No bad tracks, which is very rare for an album that relies on high energy the whole way. I do admit some were weak, yet those same tracks had parts I liked (e.g. I liked the first minute of "Tthhee Ppaarrttyy"). Tracks are flashy and grab your attention when something unique happens; I love it. As a disco fan, I noticed some segments that just scream disco. "Newjack" is the most obvious. But also "D.A.N.C.E", "Phantom", "Waters of Nazareth." Favorites: Let There Be Light, D.A.N.C.E, Phantom Pt. II, Waters of Nazareth

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4

For me, the importance of multiple listens really came through with this 00s EDM album. First listen: "Another dull dance album I'll never dance to. Hate that fuzzing distortion! Hate the production! None of it is grabbing me! Stress is a nightmare and I hate it!" Second listen: "Actually, I was being a bit harsh. There are some really cool grooves hidden under all of that cut-and-paste sampling and FX mayhem, and some interesting musical moments." Third listen: "DEE VEE EN OHHH- FOUR CAPITAL LETTERS! Stress is a nightmare and I LOVE it!" I've never been into house or electro, so wasn't expecting to like this album and it took me a while to get on board with it. But "Cross" has, above all, a really symphonic feel which I didn't pick up on so much the first time around (I was too busy trying to process all the different production elements and search for the melodies). Right from the opener, "Genesis", we have brassy samples and timpani declaring a dramatic theme. Until the beat kicks in, it could almost be Mussorgsky. The journey that follows is very well sequenced, with a proper feeling of rise and fall to it. Unlike Basement Jaxx's "Remedy" album I had a couple of weeks back, I really had the sense of a musical journey here, with much more scope and direction behind it. D.A.N.C.E, for all its ramshackle children's choir vocals, is an endearing song and a welcome flash of all-out positivity. "Newjack" is a disarmingly glitchy number that threatens to fall apart at any moment- its main hook seems to be composed of about fifteen different samples. But then things really pick up from around the half-way mark, with some intriguing choices with decidedly retro leanings. Justice's description of the album as their attempt at "disco-opera" feels very apt during "Phantom Pt. II", a real disco track held together by a tight bassline and sharp strings running all the way through it. "The Party" is loaded with analogue sounding synths and a memorable chord progression, while DVNO is my absolute favourite: lovingly styled after disco and 70s/80s, it's the new-wave funk hit that never was. Really enjoyed getting to know this album and I think it's only going to keep growing on me in future.

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Zuerst dachte ich: „was ist denn DAS jetzt wieder für eine Grütze?“ Allerdings ist gerade die 2. Hälfte dann BRUTAL geil. Ganz hartes Kopfnicken. Muss man sicher mehr als einmal hören.

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4

Toe tappin electric dancing time

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Jag gillade den!! Gör att jag vill supa och dansa trots att jag är sjuk i pesten lol

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4

OK going in never having heard of this band or album, based purely on the cover, I'm expecting Scandinavian death metal. Getting started it's not that but the synths are striving for brutals. In a church organ but also big night club dance floor kind of way? I kind of dig it and am curious where it will go. Uncharacteristically (for me) I liked the darker songs the best. Genesis and Waters of Nazareth were particular standouts for me. I like DANCE and The Party the least. DVNO amused me for some reason but overall less words = more better. Overall a very good album, I'm happy to have discovered it. Also, looking through their discography, the cover art is notably awesome.

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Feel like this will get a lot of comparisons to Daft Punk but I hear more Ratatat and Swedish House Mafia. Big, rubbery base tones. Lotta glitchiness. Basically a self-contained rave. Favorite tracks: "Genesis", "D.A.N.C.E.", "Waters of Nazareth", "One Minute to Midnight"

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Justice erinnert mich immer an Laufen am Donaukanal bei Nacht ❤️ Nur die neuen Alben gefallen mir noch besser.

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first listen reminds me so much of Daft Punk

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Suitable treadmill music, yeah. Fave track - "DVNO" sure is an ear worm, although my brain insists on changing it it "DVLA" which is the UK equivalent of the DMV 😆

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The album is great, particularly when they stay away from lyrics. They have an awesome electronic groove that samples widely and has touches of a mild dubstep experimentation. Very enjoyable.

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Frábær pepp-plata. Góð á föstudagsmorgni.

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Definitely a seminal moment in electronica, this album grabbed my attention back in the day for the way it crafted melody out of texture, and its prediction of synthwave and 80s retro to come soon after. That said, it feels a bit dated now. (This is also the first album on the list that I already knew intimately before I saw it here.)

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Listened all the way through one sunny morning. Electronica that gets you and about if you're in that kind of a mood. Trouble is I havn't been since, so it gets resigned to history with a 'yeh, was alright'

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A good solid groove.

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I enjoy electronic/dance music such as this album offers. I liked the experience that the album presented. There was just a little something missing to keep me from loving it though...I can't quite put my finger on it, but it just felt a little empty for me at moments.

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Enjoyable dance music.

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It doesn't quite hit the heights of timeless classic like a lot of the albums produced by Justice's massive '90s dance band forefathers but it makes you want to tap a toe, throw a shape and shake the derriere and that is good enough for me.

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As my addiction to pain killers spiralled out of control, I knew I had to listen to some Justice to stop myself from shitting myself to an early grave. My word, did it help. It turned it all around for me. I went from popping pills every 13 minutes to shagging Britney Spears. A big meaty casserole of dicks and anuses.

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4

Excellent rock influenced EDM. May save some tracks.

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Essential

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Very interesting electronic music. The mix of classical, disco and electronic is quite groundbreaking. It hads something a little bit more experimental to the electro/dance empire Daft Punk already built at that time in France

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baita som, eletronico e pa

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Despite 'D.A.N.C.E' being a pretty big hit, my 12-year-old self must not have heard it that often because I barely recognized it. Funny thing, though - it definitely wasn't my favorite track on the album but it was the one that was stuck in my head for hours after listening. I enjoyed the instrumentals more overall - I actually found the songs with lyrics to be ironically lacking. Newjack in particular was IMMACULATE. I'll definitely put this on repeat.

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This reminds me of uni / the time just after uni (because I was a little slow on the uptake). Really enjoyable set of bangers that was clearly influenced by Daft Punk etc but brings something new to the table too - and I think that thing is lots of lovely distortion.

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4

Great electronic album.

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Two great albums in a row. This is perfect music for building furniture. It moves, it grooves. Highly recommended.

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Funky and fun

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4

Important electro disco album

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Serie A, Channel 5, John Barnes! Will forever associate Phantom pt 2 with that one season that happened. Another fun album, possibly more fun and zippy than Daft Punk were, but admittedly not as good. I can see this one getting displaced by better stuff down the line but you never know, there's some weird choices in the list. Even so, this is one I come back to semi-regularly. D.A.N.C.E, Phantom, New Jack, The Party, Stress all obvious highlights.

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Don't usually go for dance/house/electronic music but this fucking slapped. I appreciated how a lot of the songs continued off of the previous one, sort of borrowing each others' energy. Very cool album.

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Bumping. Fun.

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Already love this one.

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I have a soft spot for Justice that I can't quite... justify. Maybe it's because this album and Crystal Method's "Divided By Night" were my first real intro to the genre. They both taught me to expect a lot from electronic musicians. Complexity, nuance, balance, and (most of all) a real melody line. Justice does a great job of ensuring that, even without a vocalist, the listener knows which song they're listening to and can hum along with it. I really do like this album a great deal. However, in the interests of fairness, it DOES get repetitive and some of the sounds are dated so I can't quite justify a full five-star review.

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listen

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fine. 4? better than i was expecting with such biblical reference. very house.

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4

this brought me back

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This album seems like it has been largely forgotten but it's worth a relisten.

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4

Niet per se mijn stijl en veel herhalend, maar klinkt toch wel vet.

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4

Good electronic music.

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Very if it’s time but still solid

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4

A fantastic rock-tronica album.

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4

2007 EDM Not bad, some bangers near the top but it falls off after the first 4-5 songs

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Another album I reckoned was "quite new" but is actually 15 years old - Good album though, Kind of French electro house synthy.

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After the first 4-5 tracks I was worried that I was gonna get worn out by the beats, but luckily Justice brought some variation and softer cuts in the second half. Really fun grooves on this one. 8/10

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Great electro. Ive Been on live their show, and it was amazing

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Sequência envolvente com clima e batidas poderosas.

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Tight album. Best electronica on this list since Kraftwerk (these two groups might be the only ones I actually care to listen to more of). It had me toe tapping right from the opening few beats in Genesis. And so much seamless transition from track to track; kudos to the duo for successfully creating their opera concept. Other big toe tappers for me were Phantom (except the last 45s or so, see below), DVNO, Stress, and Waters of Nazareth. The album has its times where the beats are a little too abrasive or stuttered (the glitchy effect in Newjack and the final 45s of Phantom is a bit tough to take) or the vocals are annoying (sounds like bad Kids Pop on DANCE or bad Keisha on The Party). But overall, this album is waaaay better than most electronica I have heard.

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4

Brilliant.

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the party

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This is the first album to appear on my 1001 albums page that I've already listened to! It's super impressive seeing how this impacted future electronic music, and how it stays so impactful while being a mostly instrumental album. Those non-instrumental tracks I generally don't like as much, and there is a marked difference between the big name songs on here, like DANCE, Stress, Waters of Nazareth, Phantom, etc. and everything else.

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false

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I never really listened to Justice before but I quite liked this record. Laura made me say that.

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3

Fun music to dance to but the songs start to overlap across the album.

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3

A couple of good dance songs, overall average

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Run electronic, more like Daft Punk but not the same. Experimental electronic

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electro spinto

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En vrai 3,5 mais ya pas

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A bit generic sounding, but that’s because they pioneered the sound. I guess that’s why it made the list.

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This was a pretty interesting one for me, I can't say I'd ever heard this album but I swear I've heard one of the songs in an apple commercial or something of the sort

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While the list of things I didn’t care for about this album are long, I did not actually hate it. For the sake of not ranting, my biggest complaint is listening to one song after another at practically the same bpm and with little variance in dynamics. That said, I could get behind some of the ideas on here and if this was playing at a party or camp or something I could get down with it. Favorite tracks: “Let There Be Light,” “D.A.N.C.E.,” and “Phantom Pt. II”

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Really the poster child for why I think EM doesn't improve as it gets more "pure" - yes, a very well-crafted album, but whether at home or at a rave there's not enough variation/ebb/flow that feels organic.

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Good album for the genre.

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I think I commented when reviewing their French cousins, Daftpunk, that the LP format wasn’t good for electronic dance music, but Justice do a better job of mixing it up, plus the LP is only 48 minutes, and it’s not really dance music, at least it wouldn’t get me rushing to the dance floor. The production is great. I like the chunky fat bass synth riffs and the way they swing from an anthem rock feel to disco and back again. It was a good idea to bring in vocalists, I just wasn't so enamored with the ones they brought in.

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Positively surprised. Good electronic album.

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Finally something a bit different. Still only gets three stars but...

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Although largely 48 mins of gr ner na na barp barp, there is enough melody and other stuff going on to sustain attention and make this more enjoyable and interesting than I usually find dance music. Nice variety in the album whilst still sounding a cohesive piece. Liked the classical-played-on-organs-to-8-bit style. Also enjoyed the elevating break offered by the two vocal led tracks sequenced together at tracks 8 & 9. Would stick it on in the unlikely event of hosting an all night rave.

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I enjoyed this. Nice, upbeat, background music.

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