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  • Summary: The CD/DVD set features songs from the duo's 2008 US tour stop in San Francisco.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
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  1. 90
    Live, this animal bears really bears it's fangs while at the same time increasing the thoughtful and clever sonics and compositional savvy that puts them in a class above most of their peers.
  2. Hearing a crowd go wild for a kick drum has to do the dance community proud.
  3. Adhering closely to the template of Daft Punk’s two seminal live albums, crowd noise is mixed high, becoming another instrument as it responds to every hook with a spine-tingling roar.
  4. The recording illustrates the bombastic edge that seperates Justice from their Daft Punk forefathers. [Winter 2009, p.81]
  5. Here, the pre-recorded sequences of fan favorites "DVNO," "Tthhee Ppaarrttyy," and "D.A.N.C.E." are born again; flipped and redecorated with aggressive house beats to the point that they feel fresh, but they still retain enough familiarity to get fists pumping and mouths singing along.
  6. A Cross the Universe isn't close to anyone's definitive idea of what a document of a live Justice show should be, but it's a diverting, sometimes-bizarre look into the first phase of fame for an aughts-era cult pop phenomenon.
  7. 50
    Favoring excessive computer and crowd noise over the pair's concise hooks, the relentlessly bombastic concert CD accompanying the DVD combusts as if it were one 66-minute, fireworks-spewing finale.

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  1. Jan 29, 2015
    10
    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
    And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep.
    In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
    And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
    And God said, Let there be light: and there was "Justice".
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  2. Oct 31, 2010
    10
    If only I was on the audience. If you liked Cross, then this should be in your blood. Every redone song makes me think how they take theirIf only I was on the audience. If you liked Cross, then this should be in your blood. Every redone song makes me think how they take their great original songs and makes them feel fresh and new, like a distant memory. And that bonus documentary is also a nice touch. Damn it Justice, now I'm singing where ever I go. I don't even think it's possible to hum electronica but hey,it's pretty fun. Expand