Audio, Video, Disco

  • Record Label: Elektra
  • Release Date: Oct 24, 2011
Metascore
69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 32
  2. Negative: 2 out of 32
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  1. Mojo
    Dec 22, 2011
    60
    A bold step forward. [Nov 2011, p.98]
  2. 60
    The second album from Franco-techno duo Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé is decidedly less pop-tabulous than their career highlights to date.
  3. Q Magazine
    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]
  4. Oct 27, 2011
    60
    A game-changing debut like Cross is nearly impossible to follow up, but Audio, Video, Disco is about as self-assured as a second album gets.
  5. Oct 27, 2011
    60
    Audio, Video, Disco may not be as clever and as original as Justice think it is, but it definitely isn't as terrible as everyone else would want you to believe.
  6. Uncut
    Oct 25, 2011
    60
    Like all the best of heavy metal, effortless dumb good fun. [Nov 2011, p.89]
  7. 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.
  8. Oct 20, 2011
    60
    Audio, Video, Disco teeters on the edge of self-mockery, not an unfamiliar position for Justice.
  9. Nov 10, 2011
    59
    Where † crafted sly treasures out of gaudy detritus, single-minded as it may have been, Audio, Video, Disco simply settles for canonizing the forgettable.
  10. Oct 25, 2011
    53
    They spent all their daring on concept, with little to spare for execution. Even for a duo as image-conscious and savvy as these guys, there is little style in their reduction.
  11. Oct 28, 2011
    52
    While † threatened to alienate with its sheer abrasiveness, its long-awaited follow-up succeeds in boring with its sprawling and unfocused Queen-meets-Skrillex mashups.
  12. Oct 25, 2011
    40
    It's admirable that they have made such a shameless ode to that which they deem most important to their musical output, or at least what they thought might sell, but the way in which it seems so forced and uncomfortable is the opposite of what anyone would have expected.
  13. Oct 20, 2011
    40
    Audio, Video, Disco has neither creativity nor moxie, except in the sense that Justice is damn determined to give homage to the worst excesses of macho rock posturing.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. 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 ofWhen 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. Full Review »
  2. 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 rockEven 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!!! Full Review »
  3. Oct 31, 2011
    0
    I signed up just to give this album a 0. If you like Justice, STAY AWAY FROM THIS ALBUM!
    It is a disappointment at least, and a failure at
    I signed up just to give this album a 0. If you like Justice, STAY AWAY FROM THIS ALBUM!
    It is a disappointment at least, and a failure at best. There is a reason that Justice never made there own music before. They are not musicians.

    RIP Justice. 2003-2011.
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