Cross

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  • Summary: The French dance duo known for remixing songs from the likes of Franz Ferdinand emerge with their debut album.

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D.a.n.c.e
Do the D.A.N.C.E. One, two, three, four, five Stick to the B.E.A.T. Get ready to ignite You were such a P.Y.T. Catching all the lights Just easy as... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 21 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. At its core, Cross is loud, restless, and daring. A creative tour de force, Justice have unleashed an era-defining album for the children of acid house.
  2. Rough-edged and overdriven in the right places, super-slick as their Reagan-era new-wave touchstones elsewhere, this pomo-funk concoction from Xavier de Rosnay and Gaspard Augé is like a French kiss from Sonny Crockett.
  3. If you want to get in on the ground floor of something good, then check out Cross and see where Justice leads; with cuts like these, it will certainly not take long until they're all over the place, in commercials, on the radio, and on TV.
  4. Layers of production can obscure the organic--or at least faux-organic--sounds of a ripping performance. That's not the case on the debut full-length album from French house duo Justice, whose complex, dark, and heavily pop-rock-influenced dance tracks span banging disco grooves to instrumental electro-funk space operas to minimalist hip-hop.
  5. 80
    “Waters Of Nazareth” yawns like a car crusher, mashing hip-hop, electro and funk into gleaming slabs of sound, while “D.A.N.C.E” displays a lighter touch, channelling Chic disco in a whirl of sugary keyboards and euphoric violin stabs.
  6. It's all very controlled, as any functional dance club record should be, and its quality extends past its single, as any decent-to-good dance club record should be.
  7. It's all very outsized and uppity, falling right in line with the current dictum in dance music that every song must be able to be mashed up with both Kanye West and this week's indie-rock star.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 49
  2. Negative: 2 out of 49
  1. MateuszS.
    Sep 25, 2007
    10
    I agree, amazing samples and rhythm.
  2. NishantC
    Oct 19, 2008
    10
    An album with the ability to turn people from electro-haters to electro-lovers.
  3. GuillaumeF
    Apr 8, 2009
    10
    I was nearly crying when listening to the rubbishy Daft Punk's Human After All. Two years later, Justice's Cross made me smile I was nearly crying when listening to the rubbishy Daft Punk's Human After All. Two years later, Justice's Cross made me smile again. There are no highlight here that can come up with Around the World or Digital love (although DVNO and Let there be Light aren't that far), but it's overall better : there's not a single weak track ! It's maybe not quite innovative, of course, but what it does, it does it very, very well. That deserves a 10 in my opinion. Expand
  4. JamesW
    Sep 6, 2007
    9
    Why do the French make the best (fun) dance music? I haven't been able to stop listening to this album since I brought it. It is no Why do the French make the best (fun) dance music? I haven't been able to stop listening to this album since I brought it. It is no understatement when I say that this is one of the best dance albums this year. Much, MUCH better than 'From Here We Go Sublime'... Expand
  5. May 21, 2013
    8
    It's one bass booming, riff jamming, beat dropping house album. Irreverently entertaining compared to Daft Punk, and will put thee under aIt's one bass booming, riff jamming, beat dropping house album. Irreverently entertaining compared to Daft Punk, and will put thee under a spell that makes the feet move and one's head bobbing. Expand
  6. Nato
    Dec 29, 2007
    8
    Almost top of the class, not quite as good as daft punk but not far off. a sexy and fun album.
  7. ligvana.
    Aug 10, 2007
    0
    Daft Punk wannabes. Absolute rubbish. I'd rather strum my pubes

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