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Cross

Justice

2007

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Cross

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3.33

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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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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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5

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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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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5

ich werde Justice niemals nicht geil finden

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5

Superb

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

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

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4

EDM but bangers

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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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A classic. Dance pop mega-jammer.

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

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Fav Song: Genesis

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YAAAAAAAAS

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Nice electronic

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very funky cool

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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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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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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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i liked this one a bunch

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

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

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

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I really enjoyed most of this album.

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Good EDM. Very much like Daft Punk

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

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Loved it! Great album! Very fun.

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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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Daft Punk.

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An easy 4. Superb stuff.

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

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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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Old school

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4

Gave me the dancing sickness.

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

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What a fucking coincidence. Yes this is good

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

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

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

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goooood

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Four stars

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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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fun key

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French groove

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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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This is a masterclass in making dance music out of samples

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Excellent

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DVNO is a certified banger.

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

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pretty good

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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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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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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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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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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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Great electronic album.

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

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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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NOT my type for now. Maybe later.

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Was okay what I listened too didn't finish

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Felt similar to Daft Punk, but a little less melodic and noisy. Probably the increased distortion and no vocals. I'm a fan of EDM generally but I think this was on the weaker side, compared to modern artists.

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sympa retour en arriere, chris dussel fait très attention à ce que tu dis je t'ai à l'oeil, 3/5

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Schon was besonderes, aber zu anstrengend für mich!

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electro house album. mnogo slično daft punku. bass je najs. glitchy zvukovi su ono u fazonu kul. real good tranzicije, a bit predictable 3.5/5

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Dobar album. Podsjeća naravno tu i tamo na Daft Punk, ipak su iz tog kruga. Nije loše.

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First couple of songs are great. 2nd half not that good.

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5/10

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Couldn't figure out where I knew "Stress" from. Turns out it was on the NBA2k13 soundtrack which I played for hundreds of hours.

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Me gustó. Daft Punk meets Prodigy.

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High production value. Hate to love "The Party". New workout music.

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Some bangers but not really my type of music

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There were a few nice bops on the album but some of the songs blended together and sounded the exact same when listening to the album in its entirety.

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If Daft Punk and Jamiriquoai had a baby, this would be the result. And I'm not complaining.

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Good start with cool transitions. But it gets stale before it's over.

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Not the kind of music I usually gravitate towards, but I appreciate the beats and the layers of sound.

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This is not really my style of music and I have limited exposure to it. To me, it lacked the pulsating drive of others I have heard. Probably not qualified to rate this.

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electro pop-rock

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A little more glitchy and abrasive than the other albums in this genre I've come to like. DANCE is the obvious stand out. The remix by Wale is also great.

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Bit repetative

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Pues de repente es muy ruidoso como me gusta, divertido, seguro, trascendental (?) quién sabe. Pero qué buen hit el "D.A.N.C.E.", aunque quizá es de las más anodinas del álbum. Las "Phantom" están buenas e igual "Waters of Nazareth". ¿Qué fue de ellos después? 7.5/10.

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Weird electronic music

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Not my bag. Appreciate the quality.

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I don't know about this technological rave-up music - it's just all clicks and bangs, really. I can remember when songs used to have a proper melody, and a chorus, and words that told a story.

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Enjoyable! Trippy, blippy, housey, dancey fun. Très français. They're whimsical with a retro sheen, but also have a flair for the dramatic, which I like. As you get deep into the album in the back half, it gets a more dissonant, which grated on me a bit. The song “Stress” was probably the most aptly named song ever, because that one completely stressed me out. I believe that was absolutely intentional, so bravo to Justice, I felt it in my bones. I absolutely love “Let There Be Light.” Also the David Shire sample in “Stress” was inspired. Fave Songs: Let There Be Light, Phantom, D.A.N.C.E., Newjack, Genesis

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goeie techno maar niet goed genoeg

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Still OK but hasn't aged that well. There's better examples of the genre.

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Sounds like Daft Punk. Not bad, but I prefer Daft Punk.

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doesn´t really "grab" me; some good songs with schwunggg

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Good house

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The best tracks here are awesome, and I generally like the sound of this record, but it's a lot of the same thing and I was wanting out bad by the end. Cut this album in half and you've got a banging EP though.

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Good album, nice relaxing EDM.

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It was fine. Confused why they won all sorts of awards and acclaim but it was fine.

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I wore out most of these songs back when the album first came out. But it's a solid album with a distinct sound - which I think is sometimes hard to pull off with electronic music.

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This is okay. Nothing spectacular

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Fun dance beat stuff. Unfortunately the best song for me was one that automatically played on Spotify after this album was over

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Historiskt album, dock lite mer 'dålig' noise än vad jag kommer ihåg på de spåren som inte är klassiker(?) Vill bränna på med hög volym men får genuint ont i öron, typ Phantom, herregud vems ide var det här?? Synd då annat annars är rätt crips på denna platta Annars pangalbum rakt igenom.

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I guess if I lived inside a club I'd have this going and all would be right. But I live in a house and there's not many opportunities to enjoy this type of music. Still a very good album for what it is. 3 🌟

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Poor ravers' Daft Punk, really annoying singing, didn't see the point of it. Loved 'We Are Your Friends' by that's a collaboration and not on this album

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I do a lot of house dancing and thus have been exposed to hundreds of hours of house music. This means that my standards for great house music are pretty high and unfortunately, while this music is great, it just doesn't reach the heights of others in the genre do.

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Good, but not enough

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Eee

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Not my cup of tea

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Nada para impresionarte

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The album starts off amazing, but isn't consistent throughout in my opinion. The first 6 tracks are the best of what the French funky techno scene had/has to offer. But after Phantom Pt II the album collapses, and songs like DVNO and Tthhee Ppaarrttyy are just annoying. It goes up a little again with Waters, but not enough. 3,5*

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OK. I hadn't heard of Justice before. But D.A.N.C.E. is definitely a good song. Mainly because I kept hearing it on one of the video games that I always played (Forza Horizon 4?). Of course, I thought they were saying "Louboutin", as in the shoes. So there. While it isn't in my wheelhouse of music, I'd listen to it again.

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Like Daft Punk on coke. Great bass playing, though.

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Vibes, vibes, vibes. I really dig this album. Hasn’t aged as well as I would have liked it too, but still very solid. Beats really get you moving!

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EDM will never be my genre and most of this washed right over me, but D.A.N.C.E. is an absolute banger and the album was worth listening to just for that one track.

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Very poppy and fun but I have trouble getting into and not getting bored by electronic albums

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Seriously question: Has anyone seen these guys and Daft Punk in the same room before. I haven't looked but I wonder how many people have made this same joke before me.

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High point is a Tenebre sample but that just makes me think "is this actully good or does the Tenebre score just fucking rip?"

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Knew a few from snowboard film soundtracks back in the day

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For the 96. *97

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7/10 Best Song - Let there be light

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not my usual jam, but it's solid. highlights: Let There Be Light, Stress.

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Really fun album

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Sometimes it was fun and ambient, and other times it was too much. 2.5

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House. Ni fu ni fa.

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5/10, average. Some good tracks, but doesn't stand out from particular era of electronic music

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D.A.N.C.E was great , otherwise too glitchy

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I respect it, but I am not a fan of EDM.

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Alright.

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Not entirely sure what that was, but i don't think I'm a fan!

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nao gosto de eletrônica dsclp

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mediocre, dated

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Bueno, electrónica...

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meh, just couldn't get into this. im not an electronica fan.

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An unholy, noisy mess. Daft Punk did it better. I gave it 1.5 stars but rounded it up because its a nice sunny day today.

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2/5

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I bought the album at the time......didn't play it much.....my opinion hasn't changed

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Des musiques que j'aime bien mais angoissant dans l'ensemble

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Okay to listen to if I didn't pay too much attention. Got better as it progressed.

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not for me!

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Weird but not in a good way

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Elektronisch. Kein Zugang. Nicht auffallend schlimm

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Het stof ligt weer mooi herverdeeld in de woonkamer. Toch: meer 'mjah' dan 'critically acclaim'. Wel leuk om nu te weten uit welk nest D.A.N.C.E. komt.

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Certainly not a first thing in the morning album, but I quite enjoyed it. Perhaps more as driving music for a long journey.

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Zo, dat zit erop. Ik vond het een lijdensweg, dus wat dat betreft prima voor een paasochtend. Hoge energiedichtheid, heb je geen heel album van nodig. Ik vraag me af wat een goed moment zou zijn om dit album te beluisteren en meer te kunnen appreciëren. Ik vermoed tijdens een autorit op snelheid terugkomend van een concert in Amsterdam, rond middernacht, maar ik heb geen auto. En de keer dat ik meereed stond er file.

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Electronic music is not my taste.

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Album didn't do much for me. A couple times I said "yeah this is cool" but just as many times I said "pretty annoying". Don't foresee a second listen for this. 2.5 🌟

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Genesis and 'let there be light' did nothing for me. D.A.N.C.E. is a bit more fun with the 'choir' thing / little girl voice thing going on. Its catchy. Newjack is just annoying. Phantom is better: at least it has a bit of tune on top of the heavy beats. Pt2 has a fairly arbitrary organ-like stuff on top, which doesn't particularly help : doesn't go as well with the beats. Valentine passed me by a bit Tthhee Parrtty has a fun cheeky voice-over thing going on - from let get this part started. Bit of bounce to it. DVNO - ok Stress- quite like the 'rough' scratchy thing Waters of Nazareth - uggh. bit too 'hard house'-y for me One minute to midnight - quite liked this - a bit more sci-fi digi-pop going on!

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Pretty musical for this type of music. Long-winded sometimes. Not really my style.

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Habiendo casi justo pasado por LCD Soundsystem y yo defendiendo a la música electrónica nos toca un gran ejemplo de esa masa amorfa hipster pero ahora, en mi opinión, de ese lado más grande en el que no hay mucho contenido real. Es cierto, técnicamente el disco puede ser impresionante, la cantidad de microsamples y el trabajo minucioso de armar algo así puede ser admirable, el problema es que el resultado se siente totalmente forzado y sin un núcleo real. Letras que a nadie le van ni le vienen, un sonido muy elaborado, cuidado pero que al menos a mí no me expresa nada, levantando el sonido de Daft Punk casi en plantilla y complicándolo por el simple hecho de querer sonar elaborado y "experimental." Para mi gusto no funciona y le doy las dos estrellas solo por la labor técnica que sí demuestra. Me gusta la música electrónica, me gusta la música experimental... este proyecto se me hace vacío y un disco de 48 minutos se me hizo de hora y media.

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Quan van aparèixer van ser força reivindicats, amb la portada tan xocant i temes tan increïbles com la inicial 'Genesis' o singles imbatibles com 'D.A.N.C.E.' o 'We Are Your Friends' amb Simian Mobile Disco, que no és aquí. El disc, però, acaba sent força ratllant, house 'machacón' que té més de tortura que de revolucionari

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First Listen. First few times I heard this, I didn't like it at all, now it is growing on me. Enjoyable. 2/5.

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Proto dubstep, nice enough but not bucket list material. Might come back to this for woodshedding at work

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Eh. Like a way less compelling Deadmau5. I could live with never hearing this again.

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Not my style

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Cross may be goofy, cheesy, and often tasteless, but it isn't completely boring either. Whether it's the chopped and screwed antics borrowed from Aphex Twin for more populist purposes on Let There Be Light or the disco thump and girlish vocals of D.A.N.C.E., there's often something to surprise, amuse, or hold one's interest. One thing I should mention--with the exception of the vocals, easily 90% of the music on Cross is composed on laptops from samples. That these samples come overwhelmingly from house, 80s R&B and techno goes a long toward explaining how texturally ugly and cartoonish Cross is. This is offset by the high level of detail in the arrangements. Cross may not be IDM, but it's not blazingly obvious and stupid either, which is more than I can say for most dance music. And if you can stomach the sound world, you might even describe Cross as fun. Sure, that's a low bar, but Justice just clears it, so I'll hold my nose and give Cross 2.5/5.Okay, I wrote the previous paragraph just a few songs into the album. Unfortunately, Cross gets more conventional and less daring as it goes along.

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Not keen, funny how dated it sounds

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October 6, 2021 Not what I was expecting. Meh.

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hmm

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It's...eh. I don't really like this kind of music. Overall, I think the album starts off okay and then kinda drags. I'd definitely say it's a little too long. Could have been worse, but I wouldn't say that I needed to hear it before I died.

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De singles zijn duidelijk een heel stuk toegankelijker dan de rest van het album, die duidelijk niet mijn smaak was

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## General notes: Maybe it was ground breaking at the time, but I found it uninspired and ultimately boring. REALLY reminiscent of early Daft Punk while not bringing anything fresh or unique to the mix. Not for me. ## Song by song **Genesis:** Glitchy house, not an interesting progression, but nice sound. Some Daft Punk influences. **Let There Be Light:** Vintage drum machines, more glitchy sounds. A sense of theatrics. Really interesting distorted bassline. Nice electric piano coda. String machines and airy synths, Opens up the range a little of what was shaping as a kind of boring record so far. Ends in interesting cacophony. **D.A.N.C.E.:** Wait. What if I made the beggining of the song like I'm tunning on a radio? What? That's already been done? A thousand times? Nevermind, lets do it again! Kind of interesting house/disco sounds but also kind of boring ultimately. **Newjack**: More of the same really, this is not getting better. Dropped the album ultimately, I'll listen to something else

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In the late 90’s I was into The Chemical Brothers, Daft Punk and Fatboy Slim quite a bit. This seems like a second tier act to them. The Party song is woeful and some of the samples actually pull you out of the song rather than add to it.

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inte alls like bra som jag kom ihåg det? allt lät samma och ja mm besviken

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Didn't love it. I liked D.A.N.C.E., but it got really old fast. All of it just sort of blends together.

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I was excited to listen to this album because I’ve seen it for years and how good it was. Disappointed - a few standout songs, but majority are just repeating noise.

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I started out sort of liking this one, thinking of it as a 3.5 star album. But it got significantly worse during the second half. The Party was pretty bad and Stress was so annoying that I had to skip it to remain sane.

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Not my thing.

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This isn't really my thing, but some of the songs (like D.A.N.C.E) were good. That one in particular was a dedication to MJ, which I love to see (and has references to some of his songs).

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This is a very hard album to rank. As far as EDM goes, I liked this album more than others I have received so far, but there were some issues that I couldn't overlook that ended up bringing it down quite a bit for me. On the positive side of things, 'Cross' was not boring or generic in the slightest. It didn't seem to heavily rely on samples which I personally feel can be a detriment on a lot of these well-regarded electronic albums (while it takes talent to recognize/manipulate good samples, it is not as impressive in my eyes as original creations). I loved the original melodies and instrumentation present on this record. It had a great bit of variety featuring funky bass, Supertramp-like electric organ ('Valentine'), and old-timey piano ('Stress') that helped make it something unique. Most of the songs did not feature vocals at all which allowed for the music to stand on its own. With that being said, this brings me to the two major negatives I found on this album. The first (and not as big a deal) is when vocals actually show up, they are either weak ('DVNO') or downright awful ('The Party'). The latter featured a singer that I would describe as a bootleg Ke$ha which is a description I hate to give to anyone. The second issue and what mainly brought this album down for me was ironically the synths. The electronic noises on this record were terribly loud and super distorted. Maybe it was just my earbuds, but there were moments where it made some songs almost unlistenable, and even if the ones where they were a bit more subdued, it would still take me out of the experience a bit. If the synths were more clean or incorporated more into the production, this would probably be my favorite electronic music album outside of some of Daft Punk's work, but I don't think I will be coming back to this one due to how it is intended to sound. I think EDM fans should give this one a listen, but I can't give it the recommendation that I wish I could give it. 2.5/5. , but some of the synths are terribly loud and distorted that takes me out of it a bit. The Party is one exception where vocals are present (second half of the album has more vocals DVNO), and it is pretty bad. Reminds me of a bootleg Ke$ha (if that's even possible).

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Daft Punk's brattier younger brother. DANCE is great, not really a fan of the rest of the album. Step away from the compression, kids. Every beat doesn't need to hurt.

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Cross by Justice (2007) Most of this album is ‘instrumental’, if the meaning of that term is stretched to include electronic/synth/mechanical beats and elaborate sampling. Very elaborate sampling. The sound is cool, despite the proliferation of ‘clipping’ of samples, resulting In very little resonance in the overall sound. Three of the twelve tracks (“D.A.N.C.E.”, “The Party”, and “DVNO”) are actually ‘songs’, meaning that they include (maudlin) melody and (limp) lyrics, although even here, melody and lyrics take a backseat to the beats and samples. The greatest weaknesses here are the unrelenting repetitions and lack of development and dynamic variation. All the dynamism is in microseconds. 2/5

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Dance music is definitely not my thing, but this wasn't terrible; it starts fun, upbeat and tuneful, sort of predicting Daft Punk. But then it begins to illustrate several of the universal laws of dance music. 1. It doesn't work outside of a club (with possible exception of gym). 2. It doesn’t sound right at any time of day other than late night. 3. Listening sober is no good. 4. It began to grate the longer it went on. 5. The more vocals the worse the track. 6. Darker tracks read as failed attempts to be taken seriously. 6. The sound ages poorly (in this case the drum machine and synths), starting almost immediately, because of the overreliance on tech. 2.2 at best, even grading on the dance music curve.

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Like shit Daft Punk

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Indie kids in clubs. What a time it was. Thank fuck for the lack of smart phones. Other than D.A.N.C.E. this album is a bit of a mess, i shouldn't be surprised by that but i remember how fucking big they were for about a year. I don't remember the album from first time round but i definitely went to some nights where justice were on, don't really remember them either but that is clearly for other reasons.

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putas tetas porno

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2 1/2

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I listened to this blind; I'd never heard of it and knew nothing about it. The album started interestingly and I was somewhat intrigued, but have a few tracks it was all starting to sound very similar all the way through. Possibly the result of using such small snippets of samples (yes, I went to the Wiki page) within a very limited musical palette and with only a few musical ideas. It would be fine to dance to a couple of tracks on a night out, but I'd soon want something else.

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Ok, a bit reliant on noisy synths. There are better albums of this style (daftpunk obviously)

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Couldn't get into it.

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Very cool and clear production, but overall I didn't enjoy the song structures, and at times the instruments were downright grating. 'The Party' is the only sing I enjoyed all the way through.

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Interesting, but sounded a little dated already. Lazy comparison, but I'd probably turn to Daft Punk if I was in the mood. A half decent Body Pump fitness soundtrack.

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Budget Daft Punk.

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pretty boring, if Daft Punk made a video game soundtrack but not in a good way

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They clearly just discovered the sound effects on their electronic keyboard. Lazer noises galore. I thought this was going to have at least aged poorly, but its from 2007!!

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Kind of fun for work, but mostly monotonous and uninteresting.

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I tried to give this a chance, but it was terrible.

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Helaas, kan me niet bekoren

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Nah

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Eww

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Never heard of this band before. "I'll just listen while I'm in the gym", I thought. Wham! First track couldn't have been more apt for the situation. It's great to workout to but I didn't even recognise the genre, never mind the track, so had to look them up to find out what sort of 'music' this is - but I was none the wiser, really. Eurobollocks maybe? Downhill all the way after the first track - I don't dance so this is hopeless. Confirmed all my prejudices about dance music though, so I'm glad I listened to it. Nul points from me.

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down vote dubstep

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Such a bizarre electronic album. Continuing to solidify my lack of taste in the genre. Was ready for it to end. 1.7/10

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1 1/2

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Shit, not that I like.

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Niet mijn kopje thee. Teveel ruis, bliepjes en electronisch geneuzel. Party klinkt lekker, de rest mag van mij snel af.

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Poing pling pong. Niet leuk, maar ik begrijp dat er een markt voor is.

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Tjee, je zou dit album maar kopen omdat je het enigste hitje leuk vindt. Dan kom je bedrogen uit. Lijkt er totaal niet op, voor mij te electronisch

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The video for Stress is certainly very disturbing & makes an impact in the way it was intended to. That apart, for someone of my era I like a surprising amount of electronic & dance music & I'm sure there are many undiscovered gems still waiting for me but this incoherent cacophony isn't one of them.

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Unlistenable. Undanceable.

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Nop

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I can somewhat appreciate some of the works that was put into it, but its just abrasive. Its like if you take synth wave, mix it with whatever samples you can find, mangle it all up and add a dance beat to it. 1 star

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nope

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??????

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Mhhh

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"Genesis me chupa un huevo" - Fidel Franco

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