Destroy Rock & Roll

  • Record Label: Red Ink
  • Release Date: Feb 7, 2006
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Entertainment Weekly
    91
    It's got breezy lounge fare, vocoder-driven club cuts, and a joyful average-Joe appeal long gone from the fracturing world of DJ music. [10 Feb 2006, p.137]
  2. There isn't much in here that could be considered hip, or that shows technical skill. But there's a total gut-level joy, as if these were tracks made by an ecstatic, well-meaning kid who hadn't yet encountered the complicated concerns of the places people might actually dance to them.
  3. Urb
    80
    Each song is perfectly buoyant and bold standing alone or considered on the whole. [Jan/Feb 2006, p.95]
  4. Every bit as compelling as contemporaneous efforts from likeminded electronic artists Daft Punk, Lemon Jelly, and the Orb.
  5. Filling the gaps between Prince and !!!, this is for those who spent the last two decades shaking their hips rather than banging their heads.
  6. 'Destroy Rock & Roll' is exponentially more than the sum of its parts.
  7. On Destroy Rock & Roll, Mylo hasn’t made the crossover hit of, say, You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby; and at the same time, Mylo’s less inventive, and therefore requires less of his listeners than an act like Basement Jaxx or Felix da Housecat. But that’s fine.
  8. Q Magazine
    80
    Impressively, all this is delivered with sufficient panache to make it sound fresh and exciting, rather than merely eager to please. [Jun 2004, p.105]
  9. What you should go to Destroy Rock and Roll for is highly enjoyable, competent, reasonably inventive, energetic techno.
  10. Billboard
    70
    Though far from groundbreaking, "Destroy Rock & Roll" spotlights an artist who has a knack for cleverly referencing music that has come before. [11 Feb 2006]
  11. The only minus: The spoken bits that initially animate several tracks soon grow tedious.
  12. 70
    Hard not to admire his audacity as much as his ear for a great drivetime radio riff.
  13. For all the bravado of its title, Destroy Rock & Roll is in fact a neat, listenable trip.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Dec 28, 2012
    9
    Very feel good vibes from every track on this beautifully made album. Samples taken and used a bit like Daft punk but maintain a Disco grooveVery feel good vibes from every track on this beautifully made album. Samples taken and used a bit like Daft punk but maintain a Disco groove to it. 9/10, all uniquely good songs Full Review »
  2. BK
    Jul 25, 2007
    9
    SO AWESOME. Haven't heard a techno album like this in a long time, I'm in love with it. Simple, yes, but also perfection. I'm SO AWESOME. Haven't heard a techno album like this in a long time, I'm in love with it. Simple, yes, but also perfection. I'm really glad I discovered this and if you're a fan of Daft Punk's "Homework" get this for sure!! Full Review »
  3. NickG
    Nov 25, 2006
    9
    This album is awesome because it is so unified and eclectic at the same time. If you just played it at a party and let it go all the way This album is awesome because it is so unified and eclectic at the same time. If you just played it at a party and let it go all the way through, not only would everyone be dancing like crazy, but they would be impressed at Mylo's versatility in creating this dance masterpiece. Full Review »