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  • Band members: Xavier De Rosnay, Gaspard Augé
  • Summary: The second full-length studio album for the French electronic duo features guest appearances by Ali Love, Morgan Phalen, and Vincent Vendetta.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. Oct 25, 2011
    91
    What Audio, Video, Disco does best is show off what a pair of good producers can really do-namely, simplifying technical musicianship into head-throbbing dance music.
  2. Oct 24, 2011
    80
    Audio, Video, Disco might just be the quintessential example of pop music in the Internet world where everything is available, and available to shuffle, but the main point is good times, great record.
  3. Oct 27, 2011
    80
    Sure enough, this record brings to mind airbrushed vans flying through Day-Glo galaxies firing lasers at dragons, with no interest in any notions of good taste. Having said that, it fucking rocks.
  4. Oct 24, 2011
    63
    That push-pull creates a tension that makes Audio, Video, Disco feel like an exciting exercise on the way to something more developed but not a cohesive or particularly welcoming album.
  5. Nov 8, 2011
    60
    It's not that Audio, Video, Disco isn't on several occasions, a blast; it's that it's a blast from the past.[Nov. 2011, p. 132]
  6. Oct 25, 2011
    60
    Audio, Video, Disco preserves the ginormo beats and synth bass of Justice's club jams while adding Seventies-style arena rock.
  7. Oct 24, 2011
    20
    It would appear that Justice's schtick on Audio, Video, Disco largely involved soullessly regurgitating the sounds of rock and roll's past into faux dance music.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. Dec 9, 2011
    10
    This album is better than their first. Their first was a dance electronic album to use for making parties more fun. This one expresses some more subtlety, expands on their range, and really allows you to put the brand "band" on them (as opposed to DJ). I'm supremely pleased with this album (I was pretty pumped about their first one too) and have officially labeled them one of my favorite "bands" out there right now. If you like music, buy this album! Expand
  2. Jan 31, 2012
    10
    It is intriguing how people can not understand the new Justice album. The French duo did exactly what it should have done, made â
  3. Oct 24, 2011
    10
    Even though I usually like reviews from Tiny Mix Tapes, they are COMPLETELY wrong! This is one of the best albums of 2011! It combines rock and electronic music to an amazing extent. It fuses together great beats and awesome vocals to create an immaculate album. The best tracks are: "Civilization", "Ohio", "Canon", "Parade", "New Lands", and "Audio, Video, Disco". Get it now!!! Expand
  4. Oct 25, 2011
    9
    Critics probably don't like this album simply because they don't like prog. To claim it's not a strong enough commitment to using a prog formula is ridiculous. Prog is used like any other style they draw from; for its sound as an addition to their overall pallet to be used in a DANCE music format. I happen to like prog, especially Yes, but as much as I like Closer To The Edge I wouldn't dance to it. Expand
  5. Oct 24, 2011
    8
    When an album like this comes along, critics go insane because it is not what they expected, and they pan it because it isn't reminiscent of the artist's/group's previous album. Justice deserves the benefit of the doubt on this album: yes, it is different, but they are still tackling a focused idea - a synthesis of two genres (despite what Tiny Mix Tapes would like you to believe). Instead of tackling the extremely epic disco/dance sound again, they decided to go for a more alternative electro/rock style. Was the transition that bad? Any worse than Daft Punk's transition from Homework to Discovery? I don't think so, but, then again, I am not one of the published metacontrarians on this site. Expand
  6. Mar 14, 2012
    7
    Justice's new album follows suit of Daft Punk's own chronology, switching from harder house music to more disco (as the title points out) influence and lighter tracks. Justice actually went as far as to call their first album "night" and this one "day". This isn't always true, especially as we delve into the album with a riveting, gothic track "Horsepower" with hard hitting melodies guaranteed to induce a big session of head banging. It's an addictive opening track that creates a tone that is sure to fascinate listeners. "Civilization" is a great single off the album, too, with more rhythms and melodies that really create a dynamic sound. The album settles into more of its calmer tracks following this, "Ohio" is kind of boring, but still a good sound that keeps it listenable. Cannon and its primo work well together, making a medieval type of noise that brings image of camelot and knights in shining armor. Following this is the third single off the album, "On'n'On". Morgan Phalen sings out original vocals with a catchy and dynamic set of melodies behind it." Brianvision" and "Parade" are the largest problems with the album. Both have lost a focus on the lighter sound, more by augmenting it so much it's practically annoying. Luckily, though "New Lands" brings the album right back where it was with On'n'On with exciting and fast sounds that really create a sense of thrill. This is the same for penultimate tune "Helix". The titular track closes the album with the same style of "Horsepower" is just a captivating and original way that really brings the album full circle.
    While it's certainly not Cross Part 2, it's still a fun, interesting album.
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  7. Oct 31, 2011
    0
    This album has nothing to do with jusice. It might be ok if this is the first time you've heard from them and your likes are a little rock or something like that, but if you like dance/ electronic music it is awful.Im putting a zero because I'm a justice and Dance/Electronic/Indie music fan Expand

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